Should you stream or download? It’s a question asked surprisingly a lot yet I don’t personally think there should be much of a debate. Surely it’s stream right? Like why bother downloading when it’s freely available right there?
I might see it like this. Streaming is more convenient, whereas downloading (and we all know we’re actually talking about torrenting) is better for viewer experience. So it’s my opinion, that streaming is just easier because of it’s convenience.
I don’t know a lot about torrenting because I don’t do it.
I’m not saying you should torrent or shouldn’t because I don’t care. All I’m saying is that I don’t know how, it seems difficult and like you’ll break your PC while doing it, and if you know how to torrent, please tell me.
In all seriousness don’t tell me. If I really wanted to know I’d ask a friend, but moving on.
Let’s say you didn’t want to buy netflix or amazon, or anything else. Then streaming is still fine. You have putlocker which has most of what you’re likely to want, and as well as that theirs kissasian and kissanime if you have more obscure interests!
Sure these are pirate sites, but Netflix and amazon are dying industries anyway so why support them?
What I mean is that I hate supporting companies that use exclusive contracts, because it means only that website in particular has the rights to stream that show. And the issue with that is, that it’s complete shit.
Who wants to have multiple Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Crunchyroll, and Disney+ accounts? Nobody, they cost too much, and it’s quite frankly stupid to expect anyone to have so many accounts just to watch what they want to watch legally.
I often think of these streaming platforms as “platforms that have everything, except when you want to search for it” because if theirs any show or film your interested in, then good luck finding it!
So I don’t blame anyone for not wanting to support these dying and ridiculous industries, they genuinely suck.
So if you want to pirate anything due to this reason I kind of see it as fair enough. Sure you’re technically stealing, but I’ll always believe that exclusive contracts are committing an even worse crime here.
Yeah perhaps it’s not moral, but it is certainly understandable.
You can also support the product in different ways. How much of your money do you really think went to the drama that your watching on Netflix? Well let me answer, it goes into two different things. The first is BUYING EXCLUSIVE CONTRACTS (Eww Horrible) and the second is paying people a set salary to make originals, they won’t get any more money based on the number of people who watched it if that makes sense, it doesn’t get split up according to how much time you spend watching an individual thing.
So when you look at it that way, I don’t personally want my money to be used like that.
Which is why I borrow my friends Netflix, and get to watch it all anyway hahahaha!
Thank you for reading day 9 of the 30 Days of Asian Drama Challenge. So far we’ve taken a slight detour from that subject, yet it’s all still at least somewhat relevant! Of course this post was answering “Do you download or watch them at a stream site?”