How To Download Showbox Movies to SD Card
When it comes to taking streaming services on the go, Android and iOS users who love to stream TV shows and movies to their mobile devices often use Showbox, the leading streaming app for those platforms. However, many phones and mobile devices have only limited built-in storage, and downloaded video streams can take up huge amounts of space; 1 or 2 GB for a movie in high resolution is quite common, and most people prefer to have a bit of space left over for things other than shows and movies. Fortunately, there is a way to move your video files to an SD card, which provides affordable and expandable removable storage for your phone. In this article, I’ll take you through the steps necessary to save your favorite movies and shows to an SD card.
Download Movies to the Showbox Application
First, let’s review how to download movies using Showbox, just to make sure everyone is on the same page.
- Open the Showbox application, then find a movie you want to download.
- To download a movie, choose the video quality that you would like under the film description.
- Once you’ve found your movie and decided on the quality, tap on the download button and the movie will begin downloading.
- Next, go to the Showbox menu, which is the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner of your Android device’s screen. Tap on it.
- After you’re in the menu, go down to Downloads and tap on it. That’s where you’ll find any movies you’ve saved to your device from Showbox.
All right, now you know how to download Showbox movies. Let’s move on.
As discussed above, the problem with downloading movies to your phone’s built-in storage is that, while it’s convenient, you also only have very limited space on the phone, especially when compared to a computer or an external drive. By putting your videos onto an SD card, you’ll be able to save space, and you can also remove the SD card and use it to watch the videos on any device that supports the SD interface.
Download Movies or Shows to Your SD Card
To properly download movies or shows to your SD card, you’ll want to use a download manager. Go to the Google Play Store and download Advanced Download Manager. It’s free and very well-reviewed. Once you’ve downloaded it, open the ADM app.
Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper left-hand side of the ADM application. Then, select Settings and go down to Downloading. Tap on Downloading, and where it says Folder for Files, tap the first one that appears under it.
Then, in the box that opens on your screen, choose Access to SD Card. Then, under the Open From… heading, choose your SD card from the list. Go to the top right of your screen and tap the three dots. New Folder is displayed, so go ahead and select it. Name the New Folder ‘Showbox Video,’ or whatever else you would like to name it.
Go back into the Showbox application and find the movie or show you want to download. Then, tap the three dots next to your selected video playback quality.
Tap on Other Player… and close that box.
Next, select Watch Now by tapping on it.
You’ll see a choice of different players you can use. Select the ADM editor, either just once or always. If you would like to just test out this method to see how you like it, go with just once for now.
Under the name heading, you can name your MP4 file according to the movie or show you’ve chosen. Finally, tap on Start, and ADM will start downloading the MP4 file to your SD card.
Now you can go to downloads on your Android smartphone or device. You’ll find that the movie or show’s MP4 has gotten downloaded to your SD card. It’s on the SD card, not the device’s internal storage. Go to your downloads and tap the three horizontal lines in the upper left of your screen. Then, select your SD card under Downloads.
Navigate to the Showbox folder you created earlier. Tap on the folder, and you’ll see the downloaded MP4 located on the SD card.
You can now download movies and shows with the Showbox application. Whether you’d like downloads to go straight to your Android device or to your removable SD card, you know how to get it done.
By installing Advanced Download Manager, you have the option to do direct downloads to your SD card. Just create a folder for your Showbox goodies then direct them to ADM, which is directly attached to your SD card.
To check and make sure you’ve downloaded Showbox movies or shows to your SD card, it’s easy to see them located on the SD card from the Downloads application on your Android device. Under the downloads from within the Downloads app already on your device, just select your SD card. Then, you’ll see that the MP4 file has gotten stored on your removable storage device.
That’s it. You’re ready to watch, download, and take all your favorite movies and shows with you via the Showbox application. Enjoy!