Unlike before, people are now more concern about the content that they are streaming on their phones and computers knowing that piracy truly affects the television and film industry.
Considering that online streaming sites are very popular today to a lot of people around the world, maybe it is also time for you to learn in identifying those that illegally stream your favorite movies and television shows so that you can help the film and television industry recover from its losses due to the revenue that was taken from them by pirates.
In this post compiled by solarmovie1, let us all find out together what illegal streaming looks like and functions.
- Pop-up advertisements– The free content that you enjoy at free movie streaming sites usually do not require its viewers’ membership fees because the main focus of the people behind this is to provide entertainment that has no cost at all while they earn through advertisements that pop up at your screen. If you frequently visit an illegal streaming site, you are less likely be bothered and annoyed by tons of pop-up windows that have advertisements on it which appear every time you clicked or tapped on the screen.
- Does not support phone application– Today, having a phone application of your business or company is a huge advantage especially for online streaming services, however, online streaming sites that operate illegally does not have their own application to provide convenience and accessibility to their viewers. Instead, they focus on developing their streaming site for browsers only. Also, both Android and iOS does not tolerate pirated content on both platforms especially when it comes to downloading.
- Have the latest movies that are shown in cinemas– In reality, you have to wait for months or even a year for you to able to watch that blockbuster movie that you missed at the cinema, but illegal online streaming sites obtain these movies just a few days or even weeks after it was released in cinemas, however, the content quality is very disappointing where it is pretty obvious that it was illegally cam-corded inside the theater. Usually, illegal streaming sites usually have these movies fresh out of the oven to entice more viewers to watch movies at their site for profiteering purposes.
- Links after links– Before you enjoy the free movies that are streamed at these illegal streaming sites, you have to go through tons of links that redirect you to another page the moment you clicked or tapped the screen or the play button. You even accidentally closed the main link of the movie and browsed your way through the advertisement link that is highly suspicious and usually contains explicit or pornographic content.
- Frequent antivirus warnings– If you are not feel alarmed every time your antivirus notifies you that you are visiting a malicious site, then it would be your fault at all. If you notice that your antivirus is notifying you to close the window right away, then you should follow what it says because for sure it detects something malicious that can harm your computer or phone.