123Movies (new name now is GoMovies and GoStream) is one of the most popular sites, due to its vast options available.
But these movie streaming websites require care and caution as they can infect our device, be it a computer, phone, or tablet with virus and malware.
123Movies changed the name to GoMovies, and their latest domain name online is GoStream.site. Some other domain names one can find online for this website is Gomovies123, 123movies4u, etc.
Although on the surface GoStream.site looks ok, one must know that almost all streaming sites online that allow watching films for free are illegal. That’s why 123Movies has been forced to change hosting providers and names so many times by the relevant authorities.
Most of the people usually wouldn’t risk it by watching movies from such websites. Although as the end-user one might get away with getting sued, the most significant risk is to get infected with malware, virus, ransomware, etc. Also, people have reported that they sometimes get pop-up messages to enter their credit card information, etc., which means someone is trying to steal your financial information or personal data.
What is 123Movies?
123movies is a website which allows one to stream movies online. 123Movies is one of the many clone websites. Although the current websites domain is likely to get changed.
123Movies and other streaming sites provide visitors with a large variety of titles, including new releases. One does not need to log in or create an account. You click on the title that you want to watch and begin streaming on your computer or internet-connected device.
What can one find?
One can easily look for movies and television shows on 123Movies. Besides new blockbuster films that have just recently appeared in theaters, you can find titles from other popular streaming sites, such as Netflix and Amazon.
123movies is one of the most-streamed websites because of its wide variety and options. You can watch movies from the browser on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
New App for the mobile.
There is also a 123Movies app for some devices. However, there are still a few details that you should consider before visiting the website or installing the app.
Is 123movies illegal?
In many western countries, displaying content that is not obtained through proper licenses is illegal. 123Movies and a few other streaming sites operate in many countries that do not have strict anti-piracy or copyright laws.
How they save themselves?
123Movies also uses a solution that helps them overcome the law in certain countries. Instead of hosting the pirated content on their website, they link to the pirated content. When you click on a movie, the content streams from a secure cyberlocker or another online source.
123Movies has attracted millions of visitors over the years. It does not mean that the website is legal or safe. While 123Movies does not host the content themselves, the material that you find on this streaming website is illegal.
There is also a significant risk that your computer or device could become infected with a virus or malware after spending time on 123Movies or any of the fake clone websites.
Other better options.
There are dozens of legal streaming sites that allow you to stream video for free or for a small monthly fee. These sites may not offer the same selection of titles as 123Movies, but they are legal and less likely to infect your computer with a virus.