My wife and I don’t have kids, we have disposable income. We can afford a few streaming services.
We live in Australia – cable TV (Foxtel) sucks and so does most of the free to air TV stations.
Currently we have Netflix, Stan, Funimation (Crunchyroll), Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV (roughly $70 p/m) and yet still we are finding more and more often there is a movie or just one show we want to watch that isn’t on one of these services.
In 2015 Netflix launched in Australia, it had SO MUCH content. It seemed like almost everything I wanted to watch at the time was on it, and if it wasn’t, it was usually just because it wasn’t licensed in my country a quick VPN swap fixed that.
By 2018 I had completely abandoned torrents.
But speaking with friends lately, it seems that I’m not the only one who has recently discovered that the Pirate Bay is still alive and kicking.
We have all reached a point of saturation, I refuse to pay for any more streaming services and just today cancelled Disney+.
I have a feeling that torrents and video pirating is about to have a 2022 renaissance. Thoughts?
EDIT: WTF is with all the downvotes?!? Is it that if you don’t pirate everything you possibly can the discussion is not welcome?