Apps like PlayBox HD and MovieBox on iPhones and iPads have proven to be extremely popular in recent times. Even more so after the demise of the very popular Popcorn Time service. Streaming movies and all is one thing, but what if your particular interest doesn’t lie within Hollywood blockbusters or popular TV series, but within actual live, streaming television?

If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then there’s a new kid on the block called LiveBox that could be right up your street.



  • A jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.x, or 9.0/9.0.1/9.0.2.
  • The knowledge on how to add additional repository sources to Cydia.

How to get LiveBox on a jailbroken device:

Step 1: First and foremost, you’re going to need to add the relevant repository of the app to Cydia. Launch Cydia, select Sources and hit Edit.

Step 2: Next, select the Add option to bring up a text field where the new repository can be added. Add the following repository address:

Step 3: Use the Search functionality within Cydia and type “LiveBox” into the search bar. This will find the app based on the previously entered repository.

Step 4: Select and install the LiveBox app through the usual mechanisms.


Step 5: Exit out of Cydia by pressing the Home button on the iOS device to navigate back to the Home screen, and launch the LiveBox app.

Step 6: The main interface of the LiveBox app shows a constantly growing, tabled list of the available channels. Simply tap on one to select it and start streaming the content.


There are a few things to note with this app. Due to the nature of the service that it provides, and given the history of other apps that have attempted to offer a similar service, it’s likely that streams will on occasion either be offline or disappear altogether. The app does provide a built-in ability to report broken streams, but it’s fair to say that there has to be a certain understanding that these types of services regularly come and go for a reason.

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