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Is Mobdro safe?

Oct 27, 2020 · 3 min read

Is Mobdro safe?

Some of your favorite TV shows aren't even on TV anymore: internet streaming has never been more popular. Navigating among hundreds of streaming websites, from international giants to illegal cartoon networks, can be pretty overwhelming. That’s where Mobdro comes in. So, what is Mobdro? How does it work? And is it safe to use?

What is Mobdro?

Mobdro doesn’t generate content. Instead, it allows you to curate and access video streams from elsewhere on the web, bringing them all together through a single portal.

The service describes itself as a platform that allows users to “crawl the web” for streams. These can then be saved, just like Pinterest allows you to “pin” images from disparate sites onto a single board.

This means you can pick and choose video streams from multiple websites and have them all available in the Mobdro app. However, you might notice that Mobdro isn't available on UK app stores. So the next question that comes up naturally is…

Is Mobdro legal in the UK?

Yes, Mobdro is legal in the UK, at least until you start using it to illegally stream copyrighted material. The key to this paradox lies in the app’s own marketing material, where Mobdro claims that its purpose is to help people find and watch “free streams”. That’s the important bit.

If users only watch free and legally available streams, say, from an online news outlet or YouTube, there’s nothing criminal going on. If, however, someone gets Mobdro and uses the app to watch licensed content without paying for it, that could be illegal. The internet is full of websites that offer pirated content, so it's easy to see how this could happen.

Is that Mobdro’s responsibility? Well, according to them, they have “no control whatsoever” over where the streams are coming from. They just provide a platform for you to use and are therefore not liable for any criminal activity that said platform may facilitate.

Is Mobdro safe?

The safety of Mobdro depends on how you use it. If you’re streaming entirely free content from reputable websites, then you don’t have anything to worry about.

However, it’s worth remembering that your internet service provider (ISP) can monitor your online activity. This means that streaming illicit content could get you into trouble, even if you're watching it through the Mobdro app. To make your life easier, it’s worth using a VPN for Mobdro.

But what is a VPN? A virtual private network, or VPN, is a system that encrypts your browsing data, hiding internet activity from your ISP. The only problem is that some VPNs slow down internet speeds, which is bad news when you’re trying to stream the latest episode of your favourite show.

Is NordVPN fast enough for streaming?

Yes! Unlike some other VPNs, NordVPN can manage high traffic volumes safely without a noticeable drop in quality. This means you can stream in private while still enjoying excellent speeds. There are two factors that make NordVPN the best option for fast and secure streaming:

  • Thousands of servers: NordVPN has more than 5,000 servers in 59 countries worldwide. So, even when there are millions of users online, we can always handle the traffic. And with our Quick Connect feature, you can find the fastest server in your area with a click of a button.
  • Powerful security protocols: Our NordLynx security protocol allows us to encrypt and decrypt your data at unparalleled speeds. You can maintain your privacy without worrying about buffering or frame rate drops.

As Mobdro is eager to remind you, what you do with their service is up to you. But if you're going to use the Mobdro app in the UK or elsewhere, you should take the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe while you stream, and enjoy all the benefits of a VPN .

With NordVPN, you don’t have to choose between speed and privacy — why not have both?

Malcolm Higgins
Malcolm Higgins successVerified author

Malcolm is a content writer specializing in cybersecurity and tech news. With a background in journalism and a passion for digital privacy, he hopes his work will empower people to control their own data.

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