I watch alot of Japanese TV. I’m not even sure how I have the time to watch as much Japanese TV as I do, but somehow I find it. I’ve been watching Japanese TV even more lately because I’ve decided to go back to Japan next year on a Working Holiday, so I pretty much just leave it going constantly now(but that’s a post for another day). I know a lot of people, maybe even the majority, use torrents to collect all of their Japanese media but over the last 6 months I found something better: DailyMotion.
For some reason there are a few regular Japanese uploaders on the streaming site, and they barely ever seem to get caught or banned. They always upload really fast, like a TV show that aired in Japan only a few hours ago will be on there. Probably the best part is that the streaming is extremely fast and you can set the quality too. I think DailyMotion is essentially just like YouTube in terms of speed, but I don’t think they have enough admin or janitors to keep up with copyright claims(or maybe they just don’t care?). I got a Chromecast lately so I’ve been using that to stream everything onto the 42-inch TV in my room that I never used before. The DailyMotion app on Android is one of the few applications that works well with Chromecast. If you have one I really suggest you try it out.
One of my favourite uploaders on DailyMotion is this account. It might not be so useful if you rely on subtitles completely but he uploads very consistently and he(or she?) uploads both variety and drama shows so you get a pretty good mix of content. The quality of the uploads are great too. Does anyone else watch Japanese TV much on DailyMotion? Now I think about it the only time I really download a raw through torrents any more is to time-set subs. I usually just delete it straight after because my current setup only has 128GB of SSD memory.