A new stunt perfectly demonstrates how a broken streaming system encourages piracy

We’ve all been there: you have a sudden itch to watch a specific movie, and, after a cursory search of Netflix, you realize it’s not there. Next step: Google. Type in a search query for where that particular movie is streaming. It’s not on Hulu or Amazon Prime Video. It is, however, available via HBO Now, and this is where the decision paralysis hits. Do you sign up for the seven-day free trial, rent it for $3.99, torrent it, or give up and just find something on Netflix to fill your time?

This scenario — having more entertainment available to us, immediately, than at any time in history — is where the streaming exhaustion hits. It’s also what internet art collective MSCHF’s newest installation tackles. All The Streams is a streaming…

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