Ameibo is a web- based video on demand (VOD) company that allows users to legally download and share movies with other paying customers. It is the only website in the world that pays you cold hard cash when you legally share / seed the movies you Buy or Rent from the website. The company AIMS to fight online movie piracy by imitating the common BitTorrent (protocol) technology as a way for users to only share the content with other users paying. [1] Ameibo.


Ameibo was founded in April 2008 and is based in Stockholm , Sweden . [2] The company has 20,000 members in 150 countries and distributes about 4,000 digital downloadable movies from such major studios as Paramount and Warner Bros. , And also from more than 100 minor and independent studios from around the world. [3] Swedish, thriller, music, musical, children and family, animation, science fiction, drama, comedy, animation, horror, war, western, Suspense, and documentary. [2]

How Ameibo Works

When users go to Ameibo they are given the choice of either renting or purchasing movies from a growing database. These movies were directly provided to Ameibo by legal movie distributors. BitTorrent programs, making legal sharing of movies with other users possible and legal. Ameibo works with the following BitTorrent clients: Azureus , uTorrent , BitTorrent. [4]

Ameibo offers three ways to download movies:

  1. Click-and-download using a built-in java applet which can be watched instantly while movie is downloading.
  2. BitTorrent download.
  3. Download into iTunes as a podcast . [3]

Some movies on Ameibo may be burned to DVD – it will depend on their technical specifications. Movie trailers and reviews on Ameibo. [3]

Latest Services

Filmmakers, (including both indie and major productions) can upload their movies to The Content Bay. [5] Production companies may sign non-exclusive deals without starting fees – movies may be sold on Ameibo or anywhere else. is a leading global provider of information technology solutions. [6]

See also

  • Amazon VOD , another competing internet video on demand service which offers television shows and movies for rental and purchase.
  • ITunes , HD video trailers on their website.
  • Netflix , another competing internet video on demand service, only available in North America.
  • Movielink , another competing internet video on demand service, only available in North America.
  • Spotify , a similar peer-to-peer technology service for music instead of videos.
  • Voddler , is a commercial online Movies and TV Show video on demand streaming entertainment service based in Sweden.


  1. Jump up^ Podadventurepartners. Retrieved 2009-09-16
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Businessweek, Oct 2009 Retrieved 2009-09-14
  3. ^ Jump up to:c Ameibo – Buy and Download Movies Retrieved 2009-09-14
  4. Jump up^ Killerstartups, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
  5. Jump up^ [1]
  6. Jump up^ The Content Bay – Sell and distribute Retrieved 2009-09-14

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