P2P Streaming Tool “Ace Stream” Decries Unjustified Site Blocking and Piracy Allegations
Ace Stream is a decentralized streaming tool with millions of users. The application, built on the VLC media player, doesn’t host or link to any content, but that hasn’t stopped rightsholders from complaining. In fact, the software’s website is currently blocked by ISPs in Spain, which is completely unjustified according to Ace Stream’s management.
With millions of regular users, Ace Stream is one of the most popular streaming applications out there.
The software was first released in 2010 under the name “Torrent Stream“. Three years later it rebranded its service to Ace Stream, after which it took off.
The original name reveals that the streaming application relies on a torrent engine built into the widely popular VLC media player. This combination results in a peer-to-peer streaming mechanism that doesn’t rely on central servers.
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