The rise of premium streaming services has led to a huge influx of VOD applications. Both developed and developing countries are growing fonder of free and reliable streaming apps that can provide a stable streaming experience. That’s because the majority of the content consumption today has shifted to mobile devices as opposed to the desktop. Sure, people still use desktop for binge-watching, but there’s no denying the mobile streaming has grown fourfold in the past decade.
Among various apps that have won the hearts of users around the world, Megabox HD has certainly created its own unique place. This streaming app is quite literally a poor man’s Netflix. You don’t have to pay any money to watch content, and there are hundreds of movies and TV shows available on the platform.
Megabox HD feels like a breath of fresh air in the saturated streaming market where every major studio and the content owner wants to start their own premium streaming. Corporations such as NBC and CBS are taking rights away from streaming giants and are pushing people towards purchasing their network. The viewers though a fan of their shows, aren’t either impressed with this practice. Thus, they end up choosing a free streaming platform as opposed to subscribing to a bunch of premium streaming networks.
What is Megabox HD?
Megabox HD is a quality content streaming app with great features. It mostly runs on the Android platform, where you watch the latest movies and TV shows in HD quality. As opposed to FreeFlix or other substandard free streaming networks, Megabox offers great streaming stability. The app receives regular updates, and thus, the content, as well as the features and functionalities, are updated from time to time. This is an important factor as it shows the developer’s interest in the project and makes people commit to the platform – similar to what we’ve experienced with Terrarium TV.
What should you expect from the Megabox HD App?
Megabox HD is a strong contender in the list of the best live streaming apps. Its size makes it possible for users to not worry about space consumption. They can install the app without worrying about compromising on other aspects. Even if you have a phone with 16 GB space, you won’t have a hard time streaming content on this app. Sure, the streaming itself will depend on your device and your internet speed, but a lightweight app ensures minimum space consumption.
Megabox HD might have an outdated design, but the functionality is top-notch. I agree that the color combination and design elements look out of touch, but the navigation is super smooth. Once you land on the homepage, You can move across various pages, check genres, and browse movies seamlessly. Upon visiting the homepage, you’ll find the latest titles on the home screen, and so if you’re looking for a trending title, the chances are that you won’t even have to navigate and search for it.
The Megabox HD though it has a clean interface, doesn’t sport the best of designs. And similar to other streaming apps that are cluttered due to overload of thumbnails in one row, Megabox HD doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing either. Initially, you’ll have a hard time wrapping your head around the app; however, after a few sessions, you’ll be fine. Having said that, I need to emphasize content segregation and that it has been done brilliantly on this app.
Offline Content Viewing
Many of us don’t like to stream live mainly because of the buffering and interruptions. So, if you don’t feel like watching content instantly, using the offline feature, you can save the movie and download it. If you want to watch later, you can favorite it, if you want it on your device, you can download the content in 720p or 1080p based upon the availability. This is a cool little feature that we see in major streaming apps nowadays.
Megabox HD App Information
Megabox HD is an extremely lightweight app thanks to its 2.5 MB file size. There are various mods for this app, and you can access them if you have an Android version higher than 4.0. You get access to SD and HD quality video content. The app does have a cult following, given that it has been downloaded nearly a million times from numerous APK websites. As for updates, the last update arrived on 10th November, so it’s easy to assume that while the content is updated regularly, the software gets fresh elements every six months.
How to access Megabox HD?
You should access Megabox HD directly by visiting the website. Since the developers have taken the efforts to provide you the app by themselves, I guess that’s the safest way to download the app without risking your device. If you’re new to downloading APKs, then follow the points below:
– Download the APK
– Go to Settings > Security > Check Unknown Sources
– Install the app
If you don’t want to download from the official source, make sure you use a VPN. Most of the packages on the APK sites knowingly or unknowingly are filled with malware. As a streamer, you won’t want to bear the brunt of viruses. Thus, it’s wise to keep safe and use a VPN.
To be honest with you, Megabox’s design is the most disappointing factor. There are three thumbnails in each row, and the homepage doesn’t manage to capture your attention in any shape or form. The bland gray and dark gray color combination with unoptimized icons put you off instantly. To make matters worse, there are vignette ads and several pop-ups, which makes navigation a little frustrating.
As soon as you land on the homepage, you’ll see a drop-down menu on the left, a search bar followed by a section button on the right. Under the drop-down menu, you’ll find three main options – ‘Movie,’ ‘TV Show,’ and ‘Favorites.’ Under movies, you have ‘Update,’ ‘Rating’, ‘Popular’, and ‘New’. Under ‘TV Show’, you have ‘Update’, ‘Rating’, ‘Popular’, and ‘New’. The entire content arrangement is quite similar to what we saw on MovieHD.
The inner pages in terms of design carry the same lackluster approach, and I’m sure you won’t be pleased with it. There’s a title at the top, followed by a sorting option, download button, and a favorite icon. Under that, you’ll find two tabs – Information and Videos. Finally, there’s a video player, and you get to choose the resolution. Generally between 720p or 1080p. Apart from that, you have basic toggle options such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward, and Full Screen.
One thing you’d surely want to try this app for is its content prowess. There is a wide range of genres to choose from, such as Drama, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi, Mystery, and Action. The content depth is too good, and you can find all the blockbuster movies and TV shows that released or aired in recent years.
Some popular titles that I found on the network were ‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Ted2’, ‘Minions,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Jumanji’, ‘Mission Impossible’, ‘The Predator’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and ‘Incredibles 2’.
As for TV Shows and Anime, some popular titles include ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Arrow,’ ‘One Piece’, ‘Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’, ‘Supernaturals’, ‘Grey Anatomy’, and ‘How I Met Your Mother’.
I streamed over a dozen movies on this platform, and I didn’t face any discrepancies. Yes, there were minor hiccups here and there, but the stream was steady. I was able to choose the streaming quality between 360p and 1080p. But thankfully, I was able to watch all the streams in 720p and 1080p quality because of the 32MBPS internet speed. The streaming experience was flawless, and I don’t really have anything to complain about. I was even able to watch streams via MX Player and VLC player, what more can you ask for? The only thing I was unhappy with was the design of the inner page.
Suggestions I have for Megabox HD
While I don’t mind ads on a free platform, having too many of them can rub the users the wrong way. So, I’d suggest the developers maintain the user experience. On top of that, the design needs improvement. The app looks as if it hasn’t been updated after 2014. In my opinion, aesthetics are the only disappointing factor in this app.
If you’re looking for a quality streaming app capable of providing you a lag-free content streaming experience, look no further than Megabox HD. At just under 2.5 MB, you can access the most popular movies, TV shows, and anime content for absolutely free. This one’s a must-try.