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RENBOX is Shutting Down

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in WinMX

I know that you all love RENBOX and it is still incredibly popular but we have decided to shut the service down on the 7th of February.

To explain why we’re doing this I need to give you some context on my part of the decision. When I joined the Renegades community in 2007 I lived on my own without consequence. Similarly when I first created RENBOX in 2009 (back when it was just a basic repository of files) I didn’t think nor care about the full ramifications of the service.

Things have since changed. I got married and had two kids. My priorities are now different and it is important to me that I protect my family. Running this service is a legal liability that I simply don’t want to risk taking anymore.

I’ve wrestled with this decision for many months often choosing to keep the service operational but I’ve now decided it’s time to close it down for good. The others involved in running the service feel the same way.

I know that some of you have altered your habits to rely solely on RENBOX and I’m very sorry to have to close the service and inconvenience you.

But there are some alternatives you can use. If you live in America you can stream a lot of TV Shows online for free from Hulu and if you feel like paying you can pick up a Netflix, or an Amazon Instant subscription which grants you access to Movies and TV Shows. In the case of Netflix it is also available in the United Kingdom.

I’m sure you have some questions about this decision and you are free to ask those in our main chat room on WinMX. Our chat room is not going away it will continue to run as normal as will our website, so to be clear the only service being turned off is RENBOX.

Thank you for understanding.