7starhd has gained a lot of popularity in the last couple of days. The website has garnered notoriety for pirating Bollywood movies. The torrent site boasts a vast collection of films.
Other than Bollywood movies the site also hosts a plethora of Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi movies.
Even though piracy is nothing new but the entry of 7starHD has changed the game. The free online movie website has millions of daily page views. As soon as a new movie is released, it somehow makes its way to 7starhd.
In India, more than 2000 movies release each year. These movies are in various regional languages. With all this content and an audience willing to watch it for free, an opportunity has presented itself for sites like 7starHD.
A few years ago, movie piracy was buying bootleg DVDs from a temporary stall in your local market. Nowadays, with faster internet and an increase in mobile devices, bootleg movies are distributed online. 7starhd has emerged as a pioneer in the online movie piracy world. In contrast, the bootleg DVD stall could quickly be shut down by the police that is not the case with these online portals.
According to conservative estimates, Bollywood lost somewhere around 50 crore rupees in revenue in 2019. This has negatively impacted movie makers. Not even big production houses with seemingly unlimited resources have been able to escape the torrent of piracy. Bollywood has launched many campaigns against movie piracy. It has had no significant impact.
7starhd first rose to fame when the website leaked a camcorder prin of avengers(2012). This download link spread through wildfire amongst the fans of the movie. Quickly 7starhd became commonplace for cinema fans who didn’t want to shell out money for their pockets. In the early 2010s, 7starhd.com became the most significant movie download site in India. During this time the website started gaining popularity in Nepal and Bangladesh. When the information about the unlawful practices of 7starhd reached the authorities, the site was promptly shut down by all ISPs in India.
7starhd responded to this by launching many proxy sites simultaneously. This way if one got blocked by the authorities users could go the mirror site. This is not uncommon and is used by websites like The pirate bay. However, this was the first time an Indian piracy website has used multiple mirror sites. All the mirror sites used by 7starhd has similar moniker like:
The proxy site of &starhd are hosted on offshore servers and re-routed through multiple countries to evade prosecution.
7starhd is different from other torrent sites in India as its always evolving. The website switched to WordPress CMS for more traditional ones to manage its content better. Seeing most of the traffic to the site is mobile, it soon turned to a mobile-friendly layout.
7starhd also has faster loading times than the competition. The content transmission also has a broader range with formats like 360p, 720p and 1080p. Although as everyone seems to have faster internet, newer content on the site is not available in outdated 360p format.
The fact that 7starhd has an active community makes it far superior to the competition. Users can discuss which movie they want next and drop in ideas. Thus 7starhd has a much diverse content than other such websites like Tamilrockers.
Recently 7starhd has started rolling out a new feature. Users can now stream movies online instead of downloading. This measure ensures the user doesn’t have to wait for the film to download. Now free space on mobile devices is not an issue. Streaming also helps 7starhd as now it can display midroll ads instead of traditional pop ads which offer lower revenue.
Most people wonder why a site like 7starhd exist if they are illegal. The answer is money and lots of it. Free movie download website makes money by selling ads and in some cases, by selling your data.
7starhd displays popunder ads on all of its pages. These ads are activated when a user interacts with any element on the page. Many direct ad links are also disguised as download buttons on the post pages; users are easily fooled by this and click on them. With the new streaming feature 7starhd has added the midroll ad feature, every time user plays or pauses the content, they will see an ad.
7starhd makes around 3000 to 6000 dollars every month. 10% if it goes to server cost and rest is profit.
Features of 7starhd
Hindi and Dual audio movies are the most popular downloads on the site. Popular TV shows like WWE and game of thrones are downloaded in the 300MB format.
7starhd is also host to Tamil, Telugu and English content. In 2018 India saw popularity in Korean tv shows and music. 7starhd gauged this before others and was the first website to upload Korean Dramas.
No. 7starhd is a piracy website. Piracy in India is a punishable offence.
Will I be prosecuted for downloading movies from 7stard?
According to Indian law, infringing someone’s copyright is a criminal offence.