Crackstreams Down: Streaming services have become more expensive than cable. Once upon a time, you had a Netflix account and an Amazon Prime subscription and you were good to go. You’re paying $100 a month for entertainment now with Hulu, Discovery Plus, Paramount Plus, Disney Plus, and Ultra 4k splendor-vision add-ons.
Crackstream‘s popularity is not surprising. What happened to the service that so many people rely on?
What happened to Crackstreams? Was it shut down?
What happens to stream sites that become popular: They are shut down. Although shutdowns don’t last forever, that’s what happened to the popular service recently.
Crackstreams differs from other online streaming sites like Soap2Day and PopcornTime by offering a wide variety of pay-per-view and sporting events.
PPVs are another story, but networks are unlikely to pursue people streaming major league sports games. When it comes to sporting events such as MMA and boxing, where the immediate results and highlights can be viewed after the fact without having to pay to watch said events live, the companies that organize such events are very interested in forcing Crackstreams to shut down.
The UFC’s Dana White recently said he was assiduously pursuing anti-piracy litigation against an illegal streaming website named Crackstreams.
The fight mogul told whoever streamed the UFC 257 pay-per-view that he would punish them, but no one was arrested after the event.
If your paying for any fight cards and not using crack streams your doing it wrong
— Peter Beiro (@BeiroPeter) May 16, 2021
According to MMA Fighting, he stated, “I told you guys that we found him and we were watching him. He put out a statement that night, saying, ‘I won’t be streaming McGregor vs. Poirier anymore, but I will show you how to buy it legally.’ Now his whole streaming service has been deleted. Disappeared. One down and a host to go. I’m ready.”
Is crackstreams even working rn? Isn’t for me
— carlo$ (@713carloss) May 16, 2021
A major hub for MMA events, Crackstreams has consistently crashed down or failed to broadcast UFC fights in a timely manner, and fans have noticed this. Is Dana White’s strong-arm approach to pirates a contributing factor to the service not working? It seems that many fans think so.
Crackstreams isn’t working for the first time in like forever 🙁 any other good streams?
— MarMar (@Marrr408) May 16, 2021
Many Crackstreams users were miffed when they couldn’t stream the Warriors/Lakers match.
Crackstreams shutting down affected more than just fights. Many people watching popular major league sports games were frustrated that they couldn’t see the anticipated match-up between Golden State and Los Angeles.
The Warriors lost to the Lakers on March 19, 2021, but the game was close and fiercely contested. L.A. won the game despite strong play from Curry, but LeBron hit a clutch three-pointer to seal the deal.
— Ivan (@ivancanfield) May 16, 2021
Crackstreams appears to be up and running now, but we don’t yet know if the streams will stay up throughout their live broadcast. Do you have experience with Crackstreams?