How is streaming for free different from downloading?

Some years before, we used to download movies from torrents. But today, all you need to do is to find a good free streaming platform, click a link and watch a movie or a TV series right in your browser. However, if you want to download a video so that you can watch it online, you need to use one of those “dinosaur” torrent services.

How does streaming work?

Almost all popular free streaming platforms aggregate links. All you need to do is to find a movie you want to watch and start clicking on the links.

As a rule, the first link is already ready to be run in the video window. So, you just need to click on the “play” button. At that moment, you might see a couple of pop-up windows open in your browser. These are ads, and that’s how these platforms make money. Just close them and move on. You might need to click on the play button several times 😉

Some countries block such free services for TV shows and movies but you can always use a VPN in order to sidestep those bans. A good VPN costs around $15 in a monthly subscription fee.