Since I got a new phone the app has been extremely slow. It easily takes 4 minutes to download a 12 second (video) clip. Downloading 10 pictures will take around 55 seconds. The app will download the video (jpeg) reduced and the movie (MP4 FHD) compressed.
If you use a VPN, you end up trading network performance for privacy. Even top-notch VPN service providers impact your internet speed. Try switching off your VPN and check if that makes Chrome perform downloads faster.
Illegitimate movie-sharing frequently happens in two ways. One, users download and install software that connects them to so-called torrent files, which let you download online material by pulling data from multiple computers hosting the same content. Two, a black-market site hosting the movie streams it on demand, much like a YouTube video.
Let's say you find a site with a tantalizing selection of great, new movies. You excitedly click a title to play the movie, and instead of the opening credits, you see a pop-up indicating that you need to download special video playback software.
As if unauthorized downloads alone weren't causing enough difficulty, streaming content further muddies the waters. If you really love movies, you can do yourself and other movie buffs a favor: find legal ways to pay for and enjoy that content. In doing so, you support the entertainment industry and you dodge digital security pitfalls of all kinds, too. 2b1af7f3a8