You Need a Hacked Device to Access It
Many legitimate devices, like Roku or Fire TV, connect to your TV and help you access legal streaming services online. But you can also find for sale hacked versions of these devices. Sometimes they're called "jailbroken" devices or "Kodi boxes." Only they don't access legal material – instead, once you connect them to the Internet, they stream content from, you guessed it, illegal repositories.
The idea is that even though you have to pay money for the jailbroken device, you'll save money because you're not paying for streaming services.
The downside (aside from the obvious legal and ethical ones) is that by using these illegal devices, you're giving hackers a wide-open opportunity to access your home network. Then, they can steal all sorts of personal information and generally wreak havoc. In short, the trade-off isn't worth it.
As bandwidth speeds increase and mobile devices become more adept at playing high-resolution video, you're seeing more and more options for video streaming all over the internet. By avoiding illegal streaming sites and devices, you'll dodge scams and security problems galore, access higher-quality content and know that you're paying for the content you use.
Last editorial update on Apr 15, 2020 04:31:52 pm.
Author's Note: 10 Signs that Streaming Movie Site Isn't Legit
Contemporary peer-to-peer networks continue to flourish in spite of the best efforts of heavyweight copyright and corporate attorneys. When one service finally gets unplugged, another takes its place.
As if unauthorized downloads alone weren't causing enough difficulty, streaming content further muddies the waters. If you really love movies, you can do yourself and other movie buffs a favor: find legal ways to pay for and enjoy that content. In doing so, you support the entertainment industry and you dodge digital security pitfalls of all kinds, too.
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