According to Google Trends, since the beginning of events in Ukraine, from 24 February to 29 July, the number of download requests for a pirate application with an online video set of Zetflix has increased by 300 to 400 per cent and the number of hit requests for a service site has increased by 300 per cent. In addition to the portal, the service has an application for Androids, which can be downloaded through the APK file on the website.
A representative of the service told Commersant that in March alone, the site's audience had increased by 25 per cent, with an average monthly audience of 4.5 million; he noted that the service intended to place the app in the domestic RuStore and NashStore stores.
There are 16 such pirate programs in the 4PDA application catalogue under the Internet and Video section, including Kinopub, ViewBox, LazyMedia Deluxe, Sona, Vplay, Filmix UHD.apk, HDrezka Client, etc. According to Yandex, as of July, the number of references to pirate content entered by Russian rights holders in the register under the anti-piracy memorandum exceeds 62 million. As of June 2021, 24.3 million references were included in the register.
The leaders of the RuStore and RuMarket national marketplays argue that only those annexes that are in accordance with the law will be placed.
According to Alexey Byrdin, CEO of the Internet Video Association, pirate applications have no prospect of being placed in marketplays.