Are you a movie buff? Do you want to watch movies as soon as they release but just can't seem to find time to go to the theatre? Well, don't worry as this article on 123movies will help you download Full HD Movies for FREE. Read the full article to find out more about 123movies.
All of us have times when we wish to watch the latest TV shows or Hollywood and Bollywood flicks in High Definition. Well, 123movies is one such amazing website which gives us access to the latest online content and we can either stream it online or download it on our devices. 123movies is currently considered as the best and most popular free movie streaming website. The 123movies website lets its users access prime content from all genres such as romance, drama, comedy, action, sports, horror and much more. The vast database of films and TV Shows of 123movies is not solely owned by 123movies. The site is actually a combination of twelve other streaming websites and some proxy sites. This means 123movies is essentially a network of movie streaming websites which explains the seemingly infinite content present here.
Chronicle of 123movies
123movies originated in Vietnam. The site underwent several changes in its name after being ousted from different domains; sometimes the new site name appeared as “123movies”, and other times as “123movies”. 123movies has been declared as the most popular illegal website in April 2018 by the Motion Pictures Association of America. The website had been shut down in April 2018 by the Vietnamese authorities. Also, 123movies was mainly banned due to the reason of giving people access to the latest movies to its viewers. It led to a loss in revenue of movie theatres and multiplexes.
In October 2018, the Motion Pictures Association of America(MPAA) update on Online Notorious Markets said that the shut-down of 123movies and 123movieshub on foot of a criminal investigation in Vietnam in 2018, was “an important development” in combatting illegal movie piracy services. However, the MPAA report additionally noted that various person sites had emerged in a minimum of eight alternative countries. In November 2018 TorrentFreak, the popular anti-piracy blog reported sites connected to 123movies such as WatchAsap that had also been closed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation however were re-directing viewers to other movie streaming sites.
123movies brings to its viewers Blu-Ray, HD, HD-RIP and camera qualities of movies and tv shows. It uses Openload, Streamango, and MyCloud to stream movies and films for their viewers. During its active period, the site was articled by TorrentFreak regarding its unique characteristics, uptime/downtime, collapse and reasons for its end.
Safety of 123movies?
Is it safe to download Hollywood or Bollywood movies from 123movies?
The 123movies free website might not be a particularly legal option to download movies, TV shows or web series because the vast content it presents on its website is not presented in legal ways as is practised by other popular streaming sites like Netflix and amazon Prime Video. It would be appropriate to compare 123movies with other pirate websites like Filmyzilla, Putlocker , Pirate Bay, Tamilrockers and Tamilyogi. The people who run 123movies face a large risk as making HD content publicly accessible for download is illegal. Users have to be careful as several countries have cyber laws to keep the activity of illegal websites in check.
Using sites that violate copyrights of movies is a crime and it should not be done without taking proper precautions. The best way you can keep your network safe while accessing these types of websites is by using a VPN(Virtual Private Network).
VPNs allow you to surf the internet with complete privacy by giving you full anonymity. It achieves this by the genesis of a secure hidden network only for you from your primary internet connection. Simply put, it masks your online trace or footsteps on the internet i.e. nobody can find you unless they are using the same internet connection as you. To know about some important VPN's and how to use them, read the following article on Pirate Bay.
123movies proxy websites
What is a proxy website? A proxy website is an alternative URL or domain name of the main website which is used to access the banned or illegal website in case of any redirection. A proxy site is used to redirect the main site to a new domain name without losing any of its data.
Take a look at the list of some 123movies proxy websites:
- Solar Movie
- Snag Films
You can use other legal websites also to stream Hollywood or Bollywood movies and TV shows such as Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, SonyLiv, Sony Crunch, MX Player, TVFPlay, Voot etc.
How to download videos and movies from 123movies?
Now let's head to the real reason you are reading this article, apart from the disadvantages of 123movies, is because it is an amazing streaming website. We will discuss the easiest and fastest ways to download movies and TV Shows from 123movies. You could directly download the videos in the following way
- Go to the 123movies website or its proxy sites and click on the title which then redirects you to a page showcasing its vast categories that have anime, tv shows, films and web series
- Next, you will be presented with two options; one of them would be to “Stream in HD” and another one would be “Download in HD.“
- Click on the link for download.
- Select your preferred quality. Then save the link and then you will be presented with an option to pick a location where you wish to store the file.
However, listed below are a few tools which enhance the movie-watching experience.
1. 5K Player
The best way to download movies on the 123movies online website is by using the 5K player software. It is an unpaid tool that lets the viewers download movies in 720p and even 1080p video resolutions. This amazing software is free to use and perfectly legal. Several sites which review software rank it as one of the best online video downloaders, especially for 123movies. It is equipped with subtitle editing settings and also consists of a tier-one dynamic analyzer. It has several other uses too. You could use it to stream your favourite movies in HD resolution. The software is also user-friendly making it one of the few video players that are quick to get acquainted with. Users find it easily operable.
These are a few steps you have to follow before you can use the software to download movies.
1. Obviously the first step is to download the software which is available on the website of the software developers. You can directly download the software for Mac. Though it is available for Windows users too, the Windows version is not available with a direct download link but you can get it for your Windows PC by leaving your email address in the space provided for it. You will then receive the official download link of the software.
You can also do a quick Google search using the keyword “5Kplayer”. It will bring several other websites where you can download the software.
NOTE: Downloading movies from 123movies using 5K Player is not possible on a phone. This is because the 5k Player software hasn't been developed for mobile users. It is only available for windows and mac users.
2. Install the software after downloading the software on your system
3. After installing it successfully, go to the 123movies website and search your the preferred movie which you wish to download. After locating the movie in the search results, click on it until you reach the page on which you are able to stream the movie. However, instead of streaming the movie by clicking on the play option, you have to copy the URL link of the movie.
4. Now open the 5K Player software you just installed and paste the copied URL link into it. You will then be asked to choose the format you want the movie to be in after you download it. For instance, it could be MKV or MP4. After selecting the format, you can click on the Download button and the movie will start downloading.
Tubeoffline is a website which is primarily used for downloading YouTube videos, however, it conjointly permits you to transfer videos from 123movies. You can use this methodology if you do not wish to use the 5K player software or if you do not want to install software like that on your PC. Tubeoffline's webpage-based tool is highly effective if you want to download 123movies on your computer at your work. Below are the steps you can follow:
1. Visit Tubeoffline on one of the tabs in your browser and visit 123movies online on another tab. Search for the movie you wish to download from 123movies and click on the play option. You can copy the URL of the page after about 45-60 seconds have passed.
2. After that, paste the copied URL in the blank provided on the Tubeoffline website. Click on download then. The web page-based tool will not directly download the movie. Instead, it will install a plugin that allows you to download the movie safely. All you have to do after that is drag the plugin that pops up to your browser's bookmark bar.
3. Now return to the page of the movie you want to download from 123movies. You should now receive a popup asking you whether you want to download the movie.
NOTE: Unlike 5K Player, this web page tool will not always download the video. There will be times when you will receive no pop-up even when you reinstall the plug-in.
You should also note that the web page-based tool is not completely secure and safe like the 5K Player software. This is because you might be violating certain copyright issues by using it. The best way to protect your network is to use a VPN.
How do I get rid of the 123movies virus?
The virus associated with 123movies is a browser hijacker type. It holds the potential to stream ads on the display of your device endlessly. It gets frustrating for the user as the 123movies virus redirects the user to unknown web pages. It will keep popping up advertisements and commercials every time the user uses the internet. Removing the virus is not as easy as removing a typical malware or virus from a computer. A standard Anti-virus program can't detect the adware installed on your PC or mobile device. Here's how you can get rid of the virus:
How to Remove 123movies virus from Mozilla Firefox:
- Open your Firefox browser on your PC or laptop
- Select Shift+Ctrl+A
- Open 123movies
- Select the Disable or Remove option
How to Remove 123movies virus from Chrome:
- Open your Google Chrome browser
- Select Alt+F
- Click on Tools
- Choose the “Extensions” option
- Open 123movies online
- Choose the trash can icon to remove it
Remove 123movies virus from Safari:
- Select the Preferences option from the Safari Menu
- Select the Extensions option
- Choose 123movies or other extensions that look suspicious
- Select the Uninstall button to remove it
Remove 123movies virus from Windows:
- Select the Start/Windows logo and open the Control Panel. Then locate “Programs” and select Uninstall a Program
Remove 123movies virus from MAC:
- Open Finder on your screen and click on Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash icon, then right-click on the Trash icon and choose Empty trash
- In the uninstall programs window, look for potentially unwanted applications and programs, select these entries and click “remove” or “Uninstall”.
Piracy is a serious crime and is considered an offence under the Copyright Act of 1957 in the Indian Constitution. The above article has been written as a means to inform the general public about privacy and discourage them from indulging in illegal activities. TalkJarvis does not aim to promote or condone piracy in any way.