Streaming video index site Project Free TV appears to have fallen off the internet. As of yesterday, visiting the domain now presents you with a single, lonely word: “Goodbye.”
The way we consume media has changed radically in the last five years. Torrents are still a thing, but with the rise of Netflix and other streaming services, there is less incentive to fire up your favourite BitTorrent client.
Of course, free (and legally dubious) streaming sites have gained in popularity too and with them, indexing webpages.
Project Free TV was perhaps the most prolific, until it was taken down sometime yesterday, according to Andy at TorrentFreak. Unfortunately, TorrentFreak was unable to get in touch with the site’s administrators to find out what happened, though it’s a good bet it wanted to exit stage left gracefully, rather than be forced down by copyright holders or worse, sued into oblivion.
While there’s no shortage of replacements, it’s still sad to see it go. As the TorrentFreak article metions, Project Free TV was popular enough for someone to cook up a Kodi add-on for it… not that it’ll be seeing much use now.