Downloadhub is one of the most prominent and well-known websites in India primarily used for downloading latest or old movies and TV series in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and other regional languages. It came into existence only a few years ago, and since then, it has become one of the most visited websites to download movies and TV shows. It started with offering only Hindi movies but later on, went on to offer movies in English and other regional languages along with a vast selection of regional movies dubbed into Hindi.
The easy to use user interface also played a massive role in making the website popular as it does not take a lot of time to find the Movie and download it. The homepage of the website is full of trending movies and TV series, and at the top, there are a lot of categories available to select from while searching for a movie or a show. Some of the major categories which can be used to sort movies on Downloadhub are Hindi Movies, Hindi Dubbed Movies, Bollywood Movies, Tamil Movies, Hollywood Movies, Hollywood Movies in Hindi, etc.
There is also an option to download movies in less than 300MBs for those who can not afford to buy a pricier data plan. Because of such India specific features along with the ease of use it provided, DownloadHub became popular in India in a short period. It provided the latest movies for download, sometimes even on the day of their theatrical releases, and searching and discovering content was relatively more painless on DownloadHub as compared to most of other such websites.
Its popularity, along with the losses faced by big Movies and series production houses, was one of the reasons why the Government of India decided to ban the website in India. Many of the people responsible for distributing the movies were caught, and the website was shut down in India. But the website was taken over by another group, which continues to provide free to download shows and movies using their website and their telegram channels even today. In this article, we will see how this website can be accessed from India even after being banned in the country.
Accessing Downloadhub on Any Device
Before knowing how to access the website, you should know that it is an illegal website used to pirate and distribute movies, and because of that, it has been banned by the Government of India in the country. Hence, to keep the website running smoothly, the makes are forced to keep altering the domain extensions of the site. So, one domain might be working now, but it might not work later. Also, since it is banned in the country, you might have to use a VPN service or a proxy website to access the website in the country. Some of the domain extensions which are correctly working are-
On desktop Computer Using VPN
- If you are using a desktop PC to access downloadhub, there is a good chance that you will be doing it on google chrome browser.
- On desktops, we need to set up a VPN extension, which is a bit different than what we have to do on mobile devices.
- For this purpose, a reliable and free VPN service is required, which can also provide sufficient speeds for downloads.
- TunnelBear is one such VPN service that has servers all over the world, and it does not require any subscription or even a sign up to use the service.
- Download the VPN extension from the link mentioned above and install the extension in the browser.
- Once everything is set up, and the application is working fine, open any one of the working links mentioned above to open Downloadhub, and it will open.
- Some of those domain extensions for downloadhub might be banned in other countries also, so while connecting to the VPN service, select the server which is in a country that has not blocked DownloadHub.
On Mobile Device Using VPN
- If you are using an Android or IOS device, it becomes easier to download and install the VPN application, especially on Android.
- To download the VPN application, go to the App Store or Play Store for IOS and Android, respectively, and search for the TunnelBear VPN service. You can also download a VPN service you prefer.
- Once the VPN is downloaded, launch the application and tunnel the whole device to through the VPN service servers. While tunneling makes sure to select a country that has not banned DownloadHub.
- Once the device is tunneled, use your preferred browser to open any one of the DownloadHub links mentioned above in the article, and the website can be accessed.
On Other Devices Using VPN
Many users are not comfortable with using VPN services because of the privacy issues involved. While using a VPN service, all the data packets are routed through remote servers located in unknown locations in other countries. Even though VPN services assure that privacy will be maintained, there is no way to know if the servers are secure or if the security measures taken by the company are adequate.
Also, many VPN services charge for providing higher download speeds, which makes downloading movies on VPN a time consuming and tedious task.
This can be avoided by using a Web proxy service either on a desktop computer or on a mobile device. Web proxy services are inherently safer because we do not have to route all the data through remote servers but only the data which we want to. It is also a more painless process to follow than installing a VPN client or an application on the device. Here is the process of opening the website without using a VPN.
- Launch your preferred browser application on a desktop or your mobile device.
- In the address bar of the browser, enter the address of the proxy websites you want to use. Even though there are many proxy websites available, the following is a list of the most popular ones: CroxyProxy, Hide My Ass, Kproxy, ProxySite, hide.me, and Hidester Proxy.
- Except for hiding .me and HideMyAss, all the other websites have address bars on their homepage. For these two websites, here are the steps to access proxy service of those websites:
- Hide.me: Click on the Hide. I link provided above. From the menu on the homepage, select VPN apps from the options. Click on the tools option from the submenu of VPN apps. Now click on the “Free Proxy” option, and the page with the address bar will appear.
- HideMyAss: Click on the HideMyAss link provided above. On the homepage of the website, click on the Menu option. Click on Tools option under Menu and select Web Proxy option from the drop-down list. The web page containing the address bar will open up.
- Once you find the address bar on the proxy website, select the country whose server you want to use and then enter the working link of the download hub website from the ones provided above.
- The website will be opened up.
For easier access, browser add-ons or extensions for the web proxy can be downloaded for the Edge browser, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox from their respective stores.
Using these methods, DownloadHub can be accessed easily even though the website has been banned in many countries, including India, and the movies or TV shows you want to download can be easily downloaded.
Alternatives to Downloadhub
Like downloadhub, many other websites can be used to download Movies and TV series in many languages for free, having an equally impressive number of movies and shows at their disposal. Here we will be talking about two such websites:
FMovies is one of the most popular websites to download or stream free movies and shows worldwide. It has an excellent user interface, which makes browsing through the massive content library a breeze and also provides the ability to stream the shows and movies directly to the device without having to download it. All the movies and shows are nicely segregated according to the Genre, Year of release, Language, etc. and whatever you want to watch can be effortlessly found on the website.
Project Free TV is an online service that provides thousands of TV series and TV shows for download or to stream directly from the website for free. Just like all other streaming services, it does not host any movie or TV show on its servers, but it provides the links to download or stream those shows for free. Because of this, some links available on the website might be broken, but this problem is solved by providing multiple links to the same show on the website. All the TV shows are neatly segregated according to genres, year of release, sizes, etc. The user interface and ease of use of the website are excellent, and that is what makes it one of the most popular websites worldwide.
Since the launch of the website, DownloadHub has always been one of the most popular websites in the country. It was tailor-made to suit Indian audiences with movies in as little as 300MBs in size. Along with that, the user interface, ease of use, and the availability of the latest movies as soon as they released made it a threat to the movie business in India, which led to it getting banned from the country. If the steps mentioned in the article are correctly followed, the website can be accessed in any country, even if it has been banned in the country.