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Alternatives to Megavideo – how to bypass Megaupload’s shutdown with a VPN service?

As you all know, Megaupload, the famous internet’s file-sharing website, has been shut down by officials in the US.

Investigators said this arrest had nothing to do with the latest events about SOPA and PIPA.

On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) called on the Protect IP Act to be shelved for the foreseeable future. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid still plans to bring the legislation to the floor on Tuesday, but the defection of Republicans has raised doubts on whether he will have enough votes to overcome a threatened filibuster.

Megaupload’s take down now produces its first chain reaction: Filesonic online storage service voluntarily disabled file sharing. According to Reuters, Filesonic remains unclear about this move.

Moreover, the Anonymous hackers’ group also answered by attacking the FBI and US Department of Justice websites.

As we already announced in a previous article about SOPA protest, this law could shut down many websites, and change the internet as we know it. These both moves from US government and stakeholders from the internet world shows what big changes are happening.

With the shutdown of Megaupload (file sharing), Megapix (Image upload), Megalive (live video-streaming), Megabox (music/audio-hosting) and also  Megavideo (video streaming), what are your best alternatives to watch US TV shows, series and movies?

See below our selection of best alternatives to the famous streaming  video website Megavideo.

Alternatives to Megavideo

1. VPN service

Using a VPN service allows you to access US watching series services such as Hulu or Netflix.

A VPN creates a secure connection between your computer and the server of the provider. It switches your IP address to a new IP according to the location that you choose. A VPN service also allows you to unblock the websites that are restricted according to your country/IP address.

See our comparison engine of VPN providers with US server locations.

 2. Usenet

Usenet is a vast grouping of computers that allows you to access large files (like movies, software, etc.) at speeds that are only limited by your ISP. Basically, Usenet is a way to download every movie, TV series, song and software program you ever wanted. It will also provides you a full bandwidth, (45 mins for  a 5 GB HD movie).

Best Usenet providers

Giganews is the premium Usenet Provider and offers the best in binary retention, article completion and download rates. Giganews Usenet has been setting the standards across the Usenet service provider industry and always has offered the top tier in Usenet services with features such as best binary retention,  extremely fast download speeds and anonymity.
More details about Giganews.


UsenetServer is a long time established Usenet provider that offers a good combination of binary retention, article completion and an excellent discount for first time users. Having tried their service, we are going to give a thumbs up. One of the best things about UsenetServer should be obvious – their pricing.
More details about UsenetServer.


Over the past few years, Newshosting has made massive infrastructural and front-end upgrades to their service, launching it back to the top-tier of premium newsgroup providers.
Newshosting has access to some of the best-in-class security and access speeds to 107,000+ newsgroups.  If you are looking for speed, security, completion and retention, then Newshosting should be on your short list.
More details about Newshosting.

Bottom line

All the events about SOPA are changing many things on the internet. Both VPN and Usenet are useful tools that are increasingly used in order to watch media contents.

The future is also unclear for Megaupload. Thankfully there are still plenty of alternatives to move large files from one computer to another.

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8 Responses to “Alternatives to Megavideo – how to bypass Megaupload’s shutdown with a VPN service?”

  1. anti-sopa
    February 2, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    fuck fbi regulations and the congress stupid vacation, stop sopa and drop down the bill, hollywood will die if youtube dies, how many new faces of hollywood have come out from youtube?

  2. Tim S
    February 5, 2013 at 6:41 am #

    I was a premium megaupload subscriber, I’ve been hunting for a legit streaming alternative for awhile now, I have come across for half the price of megaupload and a promising future with lots of videos being added daily.


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