'cCloud TV' is an unauthorized service that allows users to stream live TV for free. In recent years, many consumers have abandoned cable in favor of inexpensive streaming services. However, these services provide limited content that does not include live TV.
cCloud is modeled on the unauthorized video-streaming service 'Popcorn Time.' Both are open-source projects that find existing content links and feed them into a central hub. However, cCloud specializes in providing live content instead of films and TV shows. The new site allows users to stream live TV from over 500 channels, including some radio feeds as well. Despite how convenient the service may be, the streams that cCloud TV provides are considered copyright infringement. Similar to Popcorn Time, cCloud is considered an unauthorized method of viewing.
Although the content featured on cCloud is pirated, the existence of the service demonstrates that consumers are looking for a way to access live TV content without paying for expensive cable packages.