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MovieBox Stopped Working? Download PlayBox 1.3 For iOS 8 Without Jailbreak

playbox 1.3 moviebox alternative for iphone

PlayBox is a newly discovered MovieBox alternative which is confirmed working on iOS 8 without jailbreak. Check it out after the jump.

playbox 1.3 moviebox alternative for iphone

UPDATE: Like other similar side-loaded apps, PlayBox HD stopped working for most people on iOS 8.1.2 and iOS 8.1.3. MovieBox, the original app that spawned other Popcorn Time alterantives, is working on iOS 8.2! Find out how to download MovieBox on iOS 8.2 without jailbreak.

A few days ago, MovieBox 3.2 basically just stopped working for most people. The app either wouldn’t launch at all, or if it did, it would not stream any movie or TV show. We have tried our best to find a way to get MovieBox to work again, and as it turns out, the solution is a MovieBox alternative called PlayBox.

PlayBox – like MovieBox before it – allows you to stream as well as download movies without making a dent in your wallet. To put it bluntly, it is a not-so ethical way to stream and download movies without paying for them like you would with a system like Netflix.

The list of features in PlayBox 1.3 includes:

  • Stream and download movies from a regularly updated library
  • Subtitles support
  • Chromecast support
  • Download videos from YouTube
  • Keep your children away from adult-rated content with ‘Kids Mode’
  • Works over 3G / 4G and WiFi

MovieBox comes with a lot more little, useful features but at least the core streaming movie and TV show torrents experience remains the same in PlayBox 1.3.

To download PlayBox 1.3, go to PlayboxHD.com through Safari. Tap on the Available on the App Store link, and confirm the download in the pop-up box. In case that does not work, try the four different links under the App Store button.

playbox 1.3 moviebox alternative

Hopefully, at least one of the links will work for your device.

We have tested PlayBox 1.3 on both my iPad mini with Retina Display and iPhone 5S on iOS 8.1.2. To be perfectly honest, it did not work on either device. However, we have seen multiple reports on online forums and communities of it working on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air on iOS 8.1.x. It may or may not work on your device, and we apologize in advance if this causes any inconvenience.

For what its worth, the single best method to enjoy MovieBox is to jailbreak your device, and download it from Cydia. That is bound to work!

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17 Comments

  1. This isnot true, my friend downloaded American Sniper from MovieBox only last night, so the app is still working..what isnt working is download button for MovieBox for iOs 8.1.2 (non jail broken).

    1. That is true for your friend, but we have seen multiple online reports of it suddenly not working a few mornings ago.

  2. I just downloaded playbox on my iPad iOS 8.1.2 but it unenable to install. What’s wrong? Can you give the right link? I was downloaded from playboxhd.com

  3. im just wondering, for the moviebox app, is there a way to prevent it from using your data usage at all? i have a limited amount and do not want it to go over, but cannot find it in the list of apps that access my cellular data

  4. Playboxhd.com is not working on my iPhone 8.1.4 why?? When I go on the site I don’t see any links at all I jus get a description of what the app is n the upgrade version n a email to contact them with. What’s going on??

    1. If you are interested in watching M@VlES on your iOS device or Apple TV then check this out, if not then no need to read any further. Also, a jailbreak is not required, so pretty much any device can do this. I just finished watching the M@VlE “Chappie” from my iPhone 6 using airplay and streamed the M@VlE to my Apple TV from
      “l M @ V l E S A P P. C @ M”. (Replace all @ for O) I really like this so far and figure I would share this with you good people. This seems to be the best alternative and most reliable..

  5. Apparently as of 2 days ago if you have iOS 8.1.3 you can’t downgrade to 8.1.2 and that’s what you need to be able to use these apps without jailbreaking. 🙁 so someone figure this out!!

  6. If you are interested in watching M@VlES on your iOS device or Apple TV then check this out, if not then no need to read any further. Also, a jailbreak is not required, so pretty much any device can do this. I just finished watching the M@VlE “Chappie” from my iPhone 6 using airplay and streamed the M@VlE to my Apple TV from
    “l M @ V l E S A P P. C @ M”. (Replace all @ for O) I really like this so far and figure I would share this with you good people. This seems to be the best alternative and most reliable.

  7. Playbox also had stopped working at this part of the world…Confirmed … let us know is it u 2… Ip KSA

  8. Playbox download for me it says put in ur Apple ID which I did but it not bring out the movies it just leaves the app

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