The TubeBox app has more than 5,000,000 downloads and is known for its “blind boxes,” where you can win random prizes after you watch YouTube-like videos.
The premise in itself sounds wonderful, but when you start to dig deeper into the app, you will find it isn’t really worth your time.
So, in today’s review, we’re going to talk about how the app works, and of course, if it’s worth your time in the end. As in all of my reviews, I’m always 100% honest, only recommending what I feel is worth your time.
Watching Videos with TubeBox
The whole app revolves around watching videos, and when you log into the app, you can immediately start watching them, earning points for doing so.
What you’re going to see is a task menu of sorts, and whenever you complete that task, you can earn the coins noted.
So, for example, if you watch a video for five minutes, you will earn 500 coins, whereas opening a blind box two times can earn you 500. And, as you have the app open, they seem to randomly add 10 coins every five seconds or so.
The premise is simple. Just follow the directions and you will earn what’s specified.
What kind of videos will I watch?
The nice thing about the app is that you get to watch any video from the list, most of which seemed like good quality.
If you have ever downloaded a get paid to watch video-like app, you will notice that most are of low value. This isn’t the case, as it seems like they take many of the higher rated videos from YouTube directly.
Open up a video of your choice and watch it to earn your coins.
Using Your Coins to Win “Prizes”
Earning coins seems to be very easy. In fact, when I had the app opened for a few minutes, I already surpassed more than 4,000 coins. While it seemed like a lot, it really isn’t what it seems.
When it comes time to cash out, all you get to do is apply your coins to a “surprise box.”
As you can see, I could spend 500 coins and apply “one draw” worth 1-10 points to a random prize box.
In that screenshot above, there were more than three prizes, which means your entries could go to multiple prizes.
The thing is that you will eventually get close but you will never get to the full 100 to get that prize. This was noted so many times.
Is TubeBox a Scam?
Looking at the reviews, it seems that so many people never get to that full 100 points to receive the prize. Many noted that you will have to watch so many ads (the way they make money) and you get nothing in return. Instead, you’re just wasting hours of your time in hopes that you win that great prize. Even if let the app run, the points come to a trickle.
I’m not going to say it’s a scam, per se, but rather, it’s a sleazy app that lures you in, making you think you can win the prizes when in reality, you will only get close enough to maybe get it. It’s enough to keep you coming back to keep watching ads.
If you don’t believe me, here are a few of the reviews I saw that had the most likes on the Google Play Store.
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In the end, you’re only going to make TubeBox money by watching their ads and you will get nothing in return. The only reason they have a ton of downloads is that they take all of the money they make and then re-invest it into ads that you see while playing other games. It’s the sham that keeps giving.
The reviews are very poor, you won’t make money and it’s not worth your time. If you don’t believe me, take a glance at the Google Play reviews to see what I’m talking about.
Yes, you can get paid to watch videos online, however, you will never make as much as you think. It’s usually peanuts.
That’s going to do it for now.
As always, if you want to comment on your experience, feel to free to comment below.
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