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Free Porn Videos: Hunters and Gatherers

Hunters and gatherers

Downloading porn videos is a minority phenomenon but quality is the icing on the cake.

In this brief porn industry insight, we tackle the question if there is a demand for download of free digital adult entertainment content and why. Furthermore we check the availability of a download option at the top 50 free porn video sites – for those who care.

Taking a look at PornHD internal figures, free porn video streams are sufficient to satisfy the needs for the vast majority of users. Still there is a 2% quota of downloads compared to streams i.e. a particular group of users wants to enjoy porn videos on their local hardware.

While it’s hard to exactly tell why users download it in the end, we have some reasonable suggestions:

  • Overcoming issues caused by bandwidth limitations especially for high resolutions (720p and above)
  • Playing it on non-web-streaming-optimized devices e.g. big screens in the living room (there’s no way back if you once saw 75” inch crystal clear action)
  • Enabling playback in locations where no internet is available (yes, they still exist)
  • Collecting/preserving of digital content (could be especially true for copyright-infringing sites)

 

Availability of free porn video download

As stated before there are many possible reasons for people to download videos rather than stream them. Many of the free porn tubes offer a download possibility, but there are differences in how the option is designed:

  • 56% of the top 50 free porn tubes include a download option
  • 68% of the sites providing downloads have at least part of their videos available in HD (720p or higher)
  • 50% of these sites offer the download option for free

Video Download Option

 

Downloading is still a predominantly available feature, but half of the sites with a download option demand a sign-up. The good news is that two-thirds of the downloading-friendly sites have HD content available – even if not persistent across the whole content portfolio in all cases but one.

 

Free porn: Watching or owning?

Our investigation clearly showed that downloading of free porn videos is a somehow “minority phenomenon”, but one that still creates millions of actions a day i.e. it’s not something to be neglected. As an example, taking that 1M daily downloads at 100MB each results in roughly 100TB of data a day, there must be an innumerable amount of data storage filled with adult entertainment content.

We are convinced that porn-hoarders as well as porn-streamers seek for the best quality – now and even more in the future. Downloading free porn videos in HD might be a special thing today, but will be an ordinary thing tomorrow.

Video Download Option - Top 50 List