Project Free TV is no more. The hugely popular illegal TV streaming site – where visitors could watch full seasons of their favorite show or log on minutes after the show's broadcast ended to find full episodes – deleted its catalog of links and posted “Goodbye” on its website Thursday.
The sudden shut down came without any explanation, either on Project Free TV's website or on any of its many social media feeds. But the user reaction was as decisive as it was immediate: It was a tragedy for online streamers who still don't have access to legitimate streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
RIP Project Free TV. Please respect my piracy during this very difficult time.
— Candy Rain (@sixfootcandy) July 24, 2015
Why is Project Free TV saying goodbye?? Nooo please it was the best streaming website ever...
— Brave (@PigfartsOn_Mars) July 23, 2015
“My favorite part of Project Free was that they showed the TV scheduled every day,” one user wrote on Reddit. “I never missed a show, even when overseas. I've been using series -cravings.me because they do something similar, rotation the shows to the top that aired today.”
WHO DID THIS! I AM IN TEARS RIGHT NOW WHO KILLED PROJECT FREE TV????? pic.twitter.com/jgFM4E4kdA
— kai (@spiders_georg) July 24, 2015
The site, located at free-tv-video-online.info, is currently ranked as the 505th most popular in the United States by the analytics tracking firm Alexa. It also has a global rank of 967, though how long that will last remains unclear.
Update: Project Free TV is back online under a new domain name. Streamers can find the site at ProjectFreeTV.so rather than the usual free-tv-video-online.info.