Movies2k Review – Is It Safe and Legal?

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Movies2k Review – Is It Safe and Legal?

Movies2k Review – Is It Safe and Legal?

Movies2k is a website that offers free movies, with uploads and listings for the latest releases. It is one of the most popular websites for watching new releases free, and is often one of the first sites on the web to have movies as they come in and out of the theater.

If you’re considering watching movies on Movies2k (usually Movies2k.io), you’re probably wondering if it is safe and if it is legal. We reviewed the site, including an overview of safety, legality, and viewing options, so that you don’t have to.

What is Movies2k<.io?

Movies2k.io is a piracy site where movies are streamed online for free. The website features new releases including movies that are still in theaters, and does illegally obtain all of its movies. The site streams movies that have not yet been officially released, which is always a red flag. If you see movies that are not on DVD or Bluray yet, streaming them is illegal.

Will I get in trouble? – You won’t likely get in legal trouble for streaming movies on a site like Movies2K. However, you can. While media publishers rarely go after pirates (people who stream movies illegally), your ISP can. The 6 strikes law is a regulation that allows your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to cripple your bandwidth if they send you 6 warnings and you keep watching movies illegally. If you already have strikes, your ISP may add a strike for watching on Movies2K.

Is Movies2k Safe?

No. Movies2k uses two unsafe practices when sharing movies. First they link to movies hosted on other sites, including behind pay and password gates, making you sign up to the sites to watch some movies. It also auto-opens ads, which can link you to malware and downloads that can hurt your computer. We tested multiple on a Windows and Mac computer, and after about 30 minutes the Windows had been exposed to 3 different viruses. The Mac computer was fine.

If you browse on Movies2k, make sure that your antivirus protection is up to date and that you are running the latest versions of Java on your computer to reduce risks.

Can You Stream Free Movies on Movies2K?

While Movies2K is one of the most popular free movie streaming sites, it is important to note that most of their content is hosted externally. This protects the site from legal repercussions, because they can state that they do not host illegal content. However, it also means that you may have to open another browser tab, visit another site, or even be prompted to download something (don’t) to watch media. This means that you can’t always watch movie that are listed on the site on the site.

Our advice is to steer clear of Movies2k. While it is tempting to watch free movies online, especially newly released ones, it just isn’t worth the risk. Amazon and Netflix both offer great free trials, which you can try instead, to watch free movies.

 

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About The Author
Deanie
Gardenia Boyle, aka "Deanie," is a freelance writer from Seattle. When she's not busy working on a variety of writing projects, she enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society or hiking. If it's raining though, which it does a lot of in WA, you'll probably find her with a controller in her hand playing one of her favorite games, WoW or Final Fantasy.

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