BitTorrent vs TV Boxes
It is no secret – BitTorrent has been king of the file sharing castle for well over a decade and this trend will likely continue – however, what about those individuals who solely relied upon Torrent sharing to satisfy all their entertainment media needs. Recently, just over the past couple of years, many individuals have discovered Android TV Boxes running Kodi and many of those individuals have left BitTorrent laying in the dust.
So let us compare the two options and explore what is better or at least what that specific group of individuals is trending towards.
Overall, BitTorrent has been huge for the internet community as a whole “in November 2004, BitTorrent was responsible for 25% of all Internet traffic. As of February 2013, BitTorrent was responsible for 3.35% of all worldwide bandwidth, more than half of the 6% of total bandwidth dedicated to file sharing. However, the entertainment industry would likely argue that the illegal downloading of movies, television shows, and music, which has been so easily embraced over the years has been nothing but a thorn in their side. This has led to lawsuits and the closures of numerous BitTorrent sharing websites including; IsoHunt, KickAssTorrents, PirateBay, and others.
So what does all this mean for those who have already cut the cord and rely on BitTorrent sites for all our entertainment media needs? The fact of the matter is – popular movies, TV shows, music, books, and pretty much everything else are just simply not as easy to find today as they were a year ago.
Furthermore, let’s face it – most of us are just not willing to go back to subscription based services. Even Netflix, Hulu, and others impose too many restraints and too little content for many to justify their monthly fees.
However, there is another solution and many would argue that it is a better solution.
Android TV Boxes and Kodi
Now I would like to take a look at today’s Android based TV Boxes. These devices are simply mini Android based computers. On these boxes, the user can install numerous applications including; Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Skype, and the list goes on. However, the application that we are interesting in is Kodi.
Kodi software is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation. This exceptional display of software engineering allows users to install an extensive list of user developed add-ons which allow them to do and access a multitude of options…including access an almost unlimited source of video, TV shows, movies, live TV, and sports – you name it and it is probably there, the list just goes on and on.
The best part is that there is absolutely no cost after you purchase the initial hardware. Sure, you will need to have access to the internet but other than that, you will never pay a subscription fee because there is no subscription necessary for Kodi.
The days of visiting KickAssTorrents and downloading your favourite shows or even the latest movie releases are slowing fading away. After all, who wants to receive those pesky copyright infringement notices from their ISP anyway? Not me…
Android TV Boxes represent the new kid on the block. Find out what everyone is talking about – jump on the bandwagon, ditch your monthly subscription payments and never look back!