It's 2016. Why Do You Torrent?

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It would not surprise me if the present covid conditions would not force more people back into torrenting. With jobs disappearing and the economic hardship which comes with that, might force folks to abandon the often pricey streaming services.
 
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It would not surprise me if the present covid conditions would not force more people back into torrenting. With jobs disappearing and the economic hardship which comes with that, might force folks to abandon the often pricey streaming services.
You're right! Can confirm. A few years ago I stopped being active in certain communities due to many obligations, and with this covid thing, everything has decreased, that now I have "more free time".

Likewise, economically it is not so profitable to have and pay for all the different streaming sites, it is more likely that people will come to look for something more centralized and free.
 
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I use torrenting for many reason. First of all, it's safe if you only use private trackers. Second, depending on the people, I sometimes become a community member who is very active. Third, all content is organized. Example: If I want to go find a movie, I use a tracker that has a bunch of movies indexed and organized. I know that the movie will be there and I know I will be able to download it rather quickly. Lastly, I can watch or hear or play content on my own time and at the best quality possible. Also, if there is a movie I really like, I can store it on my hard drive for future viewing rather than buying the BluRay.