What are the dangers of using scammy TV streaming sites?

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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Streaming TV on your PC is a great leisure. The setup procedure is rather simple, fees are rather affordable and service is spot on. But, without additional fuss, that’s just a simple, ages old trick that can be utilized on any computer since the 90s.

But, then we get into a gray area of the internet. Namely, a simple google search for ”streaming TV online” will give you millions of results with thousands of available sites that offer streaming services. Most of the time for free or with some minor requirements, like registering, providing your email, or installing some browser extensions or even programs.

Now, don’t get us wrong, some of them are really doing exactly that: streaming TV online in exchange for one-time payments or monthly/yearly subscription. But that’s the main catch: there’s no such thing as free streaming without some hidden drawbacks.

As Andrew Lewis once told, ”If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold”. We wouldn’t completely agree with this statement, but its the matter of fact that, if you want safe and reliable service, you need to pay most of the time.

What are the dangers of scam streaming services, you may ask? Well, firstly, the streaming quality is blatantly subpar comparing to regular streaming procedures. No one wants to wait through numerous ads for the stream to crash unexpectedly or to experience a clunky lag that renders your favorite program unwatchable. And that’s something that you’ll experience most certainly with those pesky pseudo-services.

Another thing that’s even worse, in the long run, is malware. This is one friendly advice you should take into consideration: never install extensions or applications of any kind if you don’t trust them. Some of them will ask for special players, other for simple browser extensions. Either way, it’s certain that they will infect your PC/browser with bloatware or, in worst case scenario, with a whole plethora of viruses.

Now, there are some ways you can indeed stream TV on your PC with peer-to-peer services, but they are not exactly legal in most states, so we won’t talk about them in details. We are sure that you’ll find your own way around the world wide web.

That should do it. We hope this was informative and helped you protect yourself from scams. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to post questions or suggestions in the comments section below.

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