That said, one must weight the good against the bad. Cable television companies extract a monthly fee for the privilege of watching the 12 networks you prefer from a list of 150 that you pay for. That doesn’t seem fair, does it? But it’s legal. What about WatchMe?
See TV For Free, See?
WatchMe is one of those rare Mac apps which does what everyone wants, but does it in a way everyone isn’t really aware of, thanks to the misinformation superhighway, and how the rich get richer by sticking it to the little guy.
Little guys have ways to enjoy television besides over-the-air or cable television subscriptions or the expense of iTunes. A guy named Alberto describes WatchMe this way.
A small and handy apps that will allow you to quickly search and download episodes from the most popular series these days. Just input a name and get your episode…
Sounds great, right? What could go wrong?
As a Mac app, WatchMe couldn’t be much easier to use. Indeed, just enter the name of a TV show or movie you’d like to watch and up pops a list (actually, it’s ‘down’ pops the list). A few clicks later and you’re watching whatever you selected from whatever was available. For free.
TV show and movie files are downloaded to a folder on your Mac so you can view them later, convert them to other file formats, even pop them into iTunes to view on other devices.
What about the legal issues?
As best I can tell, WatchMe works much like Popcorn Time which finds BitTorrent video files online and makes them available for download and viewing on your Mac. Under normal circumstances, viewing TV shows and movies on cable TV, or even over-the-air, comes with a price– a monthly subscription fee or advertisements.
I don’t see any money changing hands with the likes of WatchMe or Popcorn Time, other than the purchase of the application itself. As always, caveat emptor.