Why Subscription Video and Music Streaming Services Are Making Piracy Pointless

Video and music streaming subscription services like Pandora, Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and others are popping up all over the place and are making illegally pirating movies and music online not worth the bother for the following reasons.

Less Hassle

Illegally pirating movies, television shows, and music online isn’t as simple as it sounds and can be a bit of a hassle. Hunting down new and old movies and albums, putting up with malware, long download times, renaming, reincoding, and tagging files, and all the other mess that comes with pirating isn’t worth it when you can pay a low fee to have legal access to films, music, and TV shows whenever you want.

Everything is Totally Legal

One of the biggest drawbacks of pirating media online is that it’s totally illegal and getting caught by any of the countless authorities that monitor piracy can result in a hefty fine. In the back of nearly every pirates mind is the fear of being caught nabbing an illegal fine and being banned from the web, paying expensive fines, losing their “collection”, or spending time in “the joint”. Sites like Netflix and Pandora remove the fear of being punished for piracy because subscription media streaming services are perfectly legal.

No More Viruses

Warez sites, P2P networks, and Torrent networks are usually breading grounds for malware and being a pirate is one of the easiest ways to get a computer that’s infected with viruses. Visiting the wrong site, downloading a zip or rar file containing a Trojan, or clicking on the wrong file can take the “cleanest” computer to the dumps. Tried and true video and music streaming sites like Hulu and iTunes are virus free and you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite media without having to restore your computer.

Easy Access

Another great feature of streaming video and movie sites is that they can be streamed and viewed regardless of if you’re at home or if you’re on the go ‘” whereas piracy requires you to have access to a pirated file or access to something that accepts DVDs or CD disks. Popular streaming sites can be viewed on virtual all digital devices including smartphones, gaming devices, computers,

Being a Pirate Can Actually Cost More Than Streaming

One of the biggest perks to pirating media files is that it’s totally free; but is it really? Sure, there are lots of torrent sites and P2P networks, but most are scam sites plagued with viruses and pirating using a warez site will require you to pay a monthly subscription to file hosting sites [usually more than one]. If you weigh in the cost, paying for a service like Netflix surely beats paying to have access to sites like hotfile, megaupload, fileserve, and the other file hosting sites.