Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Pirate TV service that lets you stream live HBO and more returns after first takedown

Published Jun 1st, 2015 12:10PM EDT
Free Streaming TV

If you buy through a BGR link, we may earn an affiliate commission, helping support our expert product labs.

It looks like there’s already trouble in pirate’s paradise

It doesn’t exactly come a surprise to learn that cCloud TV was taken offline shortly after launching. The service, which we told you about last week, gives users free access to pirated live TV streams, with channels including HBO, ESPN, AMC, TBS and Showtime featured in its lineup.

cCloud TV truly is a cord cutter’s dream despite being quite obviously illegal, and now the team behind cCloud TV has already begun to fight the battle to keep the service alive.

DON’T MISS: The 10 best new movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in June

Want to watch live sports and catch your favorite shows as they premiere rather than sometime after the fact? If you don’t have a pay TV subscription, your options are limited. We’re in the midst of a major sea change spurred by networks like HBO and ESPN that now offer cable-free streaming options, but people are still severely limited as there are no options for streaming-only access with most networks.

Well, if you don’t care about stealing, cCloud TV is a new service that lets users watch live TV from a variety of networks for free.

The service launched recently and was made available across a wide range of devices including Windows PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, Roku boxes and more. Late last week, however, cCloud TV was taken offline for obvious reasons: It facilitates theft.

As it turns out though, the service is already back online at a new URL and you can visit the new site at this link.

The developers behind cCloud TV have said that the new URL is only temporary, and they are currently working on moving the service off of GitHub and onto different cloud-based servers. Until that happens, cCloud TV users can likely expect more downtime in the coming days.

Visit our earlier post for more details on how the service works.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.