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With BayStream, The Pirate Bay imagines itself as “Pirate Netflix”

An option appears on the BitTorrent link site “Pirate Bay”: this allows you to illegally stream videos. In this way, Pirate Bay became a kind of “Pirate Netflix”.

The bad news for copyright owners: The Pirate Bay seems determined to make it easier to watch pirated works due to the addition of the option to watch movies or TV shows through streaming. Indeed, our colleagues at the Torrentfreak website noticed on December 9 that a “play” button appeared next to some pirated content.

Specifically, users simply click on it to launch the video of their choice. Then play it in a web browser like a video on Netflix or YouTube. This new viewing mode redirects users to a dedicated site called BayStream, a name reminiscent of The Pirate Bay, and also sees BayFiles (a type of MegaUpload bis) and BayIMG (an image host).

“Videos are converted and streamed in the browser. Okay, aren’t we? We are not limited to videos, so you can share all types of files!”, Can we read on BayStream? The website added that it can manage files up to 20 GB and also provides a notification form for rights holders to use when they discover that their intellectual property has been violated.

Streaming as an alternative to P2P

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Basically, Pirate Bay is not a classic streaming site like Netflix Premium or MyCanal. He will not host these videos on dedicated servers throughout the territory to keep them as close as possible to his community. Pirate Bay is a linked site that does not host the content it provides, but instead connects people to each other using the BitTorrent protocol.

In short, Internet users are both broadcasters and receivers. They use special software to retrieve video clips and, once downloaded, share what they get, increasing file usability. The more participants, the faster the video can be retrieved because the BitTorrent protocol chooses the fastest available ending in the video.

The service quality is particularly good, and it can easily solve the services that the traditional SVOD platform can provide. For example, if it’s a copy of Frozen, you can access any part of the movie without taking a long time to load, and you can get high-resolution images instantly. Based on our findings, there are no systematically provided review buttons.

For owners, this type of initiative is a real challenge, especially as the online video market is fragmenting with the emergence of more and more challengers: American heavyweights such as Netflix, Amazon, Disney +, Hulu, YouTube Premium or HBO and Apple, we must also consider local initiatives such as MyCanal and OCS in France.

Fragmentation is likely to put Internet users back into piracy because they cannot afford to pay for each service each month.

Easily cracked

BayStream is not technically based on the BitTorrent network. Therefore, the IP address of the viewer usually does not appear in the Internet user cloud sharing the video, which is the case during the peer-to-peer exchange process (P2P). Since then, Internet users have gone beyond Hadopi’s reach and progressive response because they focus only on P2P and not on streaming or direct downloads.

The fact is that reading options on Pirate Bay may appeal to Internet users who are unfamiliar with peer-to-peer (P2P) switching software, as here you can just click a play button to launch the video-if of course enough Communication can provide it. However, it should be kept in mind that the vast majority of this content is provided illegally.

This is not the first time the Pirate Bay has been seen as a streaming site. In 2016, it connected with the Torrents Time software, once again allowing videos to be viewed directly in its browser. In this case, you must install the program on your computer beforehand. Using the BayStream method is even easier because there is nothing else to download except the video itself.

Netflix France ends free 30 day trial membership period

Netflix has no longer the 30 days trial of free use. Multinational companies no longer offer this trial period to start a discovery services before the final payment.

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For Netflix, this is a page turned as competition intensifies. Indeed, it is no longer possible to discover the platform with a Netflix 30-day free trial. This means that you now have to pay when you sign up to watch much of what Netflix offers.

Keep in mind that there are three subscription options: the basic version is € 7.99 (one screen, HD quality), the standard version is € 11.99 (two screens, Full HD quality), and the premium version is € 15.99 (four screens) screen, 4K HDR quality). Please note that this is the most expensive option and it is selected by default when registering. If you want to pay less, don’t be fooled.

More free periods for NETFLIX

Disney + is scheduled to land in France on March 24th. The price is very attractive (6.99 Euros per month or 69.99 Euros per year), and the trial period is 3 months. 7 days it actually symbolizes the development of Netflix strategy, and this development cannot be completely free. So everything shows that multinational companies will from time to time highlight their services by making content accessible to everyone.

Recently, we saw this development when Netflix France decided to play movies for free to all the boys I love. In a sense, this move makes sense, and as a result, the sequel-To all boys: PS I always love you. To view it, you must subscribe. At the end of last year, we still remember that the animated movie “Klaus” has been released for 48 hours.

Among Netflix’s main competitors, we noticed:

  • Amazon Prime Video has a 30-day trial period
  • Apple TV + has a 7-day trial period (or even one year for users buying the latest Apple products)
  • OCS (Orange Cinema Series) offers a one-month free trial.