This is one big problem that anyone who downloads from the Internet faces sooner or later. When you download a torrent file for a movie or TV show, it often ends up taking a lot of space on your hard disk.
For the many movies that you download you probably only watch them once until you start downloading the next movie or TV show. This quickly adds up and literally clutters your hard disk. So is there a better way to still watch the latest movies and TV shows at the expense of your hard disk? Most definitely, Yes! You simply have to stream instead of downloading.
Streaming is a process where only the files that are necessary at one moment in time is downloaded so that it can give you a video. This way, smaller sized files eat up your hard drive, and most of the time, when you close the streaming application, the streamed files are automatically deleted. Which liberates space on your hard disk without you having to go through the tedious ritual of deleting them every now and then.
I use specialized P2P tools like uTorrent to stream the latest movies and TV shows. And I only have a 64GB hard disk on which my OS is installed. It’s small, but it’s an SSD where only my OS is installed. I do most of my stuff online, in the cloud, so I have little to no need for big hard drive spaces.
When I am not using my computer, which is mostly for work related purposes, I use showBox to stream my movies and T.V Shows on my android device. It’s a great app that works wonderfully well. If not for the constraint of my small smartphone screen, I would have used Show Box exclusively.
But things are the way they are, I must say that I enjoy streaming way more than the old way I used to do it. Downloading movies from dodgy torrents sites, unzipping them and then watching it, which, many times, if I was lucky, were of subpar quality. With streaming, you already know in advance if a movie or T.V Show is good quality or not. You can then simply cancel the stream, which I do many times. I have not noticed this problem with Show Box though. It works seamlessly well on my device. Too bad it does not work on a PC as it’s exclusively for Android smartphones. Another tool to stream on the PC I used to use is called ACE Media Streamer. I uninstalled it because it made my browser buggy and slow. Yes, it is a browser plugin, mostly.
I now stick with a uTorrent Pro account that offers you the ability to stream your torrent. It does not work as smoothly as the android app mentioned above but hey, it works at least. The problem is that it is a paid service, albeit, a not very expensive one.
So, if you are still downloading movies and TV Shows online, then you’re probably better off streaming your movies. Internet speeds are fast enough nowadays for most people in most countries, so I see no valid point, other than archiving (which is not a valid point) where you need to download instead of stream.