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Set TV streaming service targeted by Netflix and Amazon over piracy fears

Hollywood studios are going after IPTV service Set TV, arguing that it serves as a piracy tool that lets people stream copyrighted content.

Set TV, which is based in Florida, promises more than 500 TV channels for $20 month, as well as thousands of on-demand entertainment options.

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According to the FAQ page on the Set TV website − which is still up − you can access its service on streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android phones and tablets and through Kodi.

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), which the likes of Amazon and Netflix are members of, has now filed a lawsuit against the people behind Set TV, TorrentFreak reports.

“Defendants promote the use of Setvnow for overwhelmingly, if not exclusively, infringing purposes, and that is how their customers use Setvnow,” ACE says.

It added that services like Set TV “undermine the legal market for films and television shows, causing harm to a vibrant creative economy that supports millions of workers around the world”.

It also alleges that Set TV pays for sponsored reviews that encourage more people to use it.

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