Kino Box Review: $349 access to streamed pirate content
There is no specific information on the Kino Box website indicating who owns or runs the business.
In the footer of the website and in the Kino Box Terms and Conditions however, the company does acknowledge ownership by “Next Generation Consulting Inc.”
Kino Box – Next Gen Entertainment System All rights Reserverd (sic)
Next Generation Consulting, Inc. Hear by called NGC makes conscious efforts to ensure information on this website is up-to-date and accurate.
Other than Next Generation Consulting Inc. being based out of the US state of Texas, no further information is provided.
The Kino Box website domain registration however lists a Jit Jadeja of “Next Gen Technologies” as the owner. The same Texas address that appears on the Kino Box website appears in the registration.
On their website, Next Generation Consulting Inc. claim to be
a fast growing, end-to-end information technology services and solutions provider working with leading Global organizations from the Airline, Transportation, Telecommunications Media, and Technology, Energy, Utilities, and Manufacturing & Retail domains.
Corporation Wiki lists Jadeja as a Director of Next Generation Consulting Inc., however his specific role within Kino Box is unclear.
As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
The Kino Box Product Line
Kino Box market a $349 streambox bearing the same name as the company.
I did have a look around but unless I’m missing something obvious, Kino Box do not provide hardware specifications for their boxes.
On their website, Kino Box claim they streambox ‘offers Endless supply of Entertainment to you!!! Latest Movies, Live TV & Much More‘.
The Kino Box Compensation Plan
The Kino Box compensation plan revolves around the sale of Kino Boxes to retail customers and recruited affiliates.
Commissions are identical regardless of who the box is sold to, and paid out via a unilevel compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):
If any level 1 affiliates go on to recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.
If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
Kino Box cap payable unilevel levels at seven, with how much of a commission is paid out determined by what level of the unilevel team a sale was made:
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – $100
- level 2 – $30
- level 3 – $15
- level 4 – $10
- levels 5 and 6 – $5
- level 7 – $10
Note that in order to earn on all seven unilevel commissions, affiliates must sell eight Kino Boxes:
- commissions on level 4 and 5= sell 3 Kino Boxes
- commissions on level 6 = sell 5 Kino Boxes
- commissions on level 6 = sell 8 Kino Boxes
$30 of every Kino Box sold is placed into a Profit Sharing pool, which itself is split into seven smaller pools.
Kino Box affiliates can earn an equal share in each of the seven pools as follows:
- Pool 1 – sell 2 Kino Boxes a month to qualify
- Pool 2 – recruit at least five Kino Box affiliates who qualify for a Pool 1 share (Star Distributor qualified)
- Pool 3 – have at least ten affiliates in your downline who are Star Distributor qualified
- Pool 4 – have at least fifty affiliates in your downline who are Star Distributor qualified
- Pool 5 – have at least one hundred affiliates in your downline who are Star Distributor qualified
- Pool 6 – have at least one thousand affiliates in your downline who are Star Distributor qualified
- Pool 7 – have at least ten thousand affiliates in your downline who are Star Distributor qualified
Joining Kino Box
Affiliate membership with Kino Box is $49.
There is a free affiliate membership option, however free Kino Box affiliates cannot participate in the MLM income opportunity.
On the compensation side of things Kino Box offer up a unilevel-based compensation that is firmly rooted in the sale of products.
There might be a potential issue with affiliates being the only ones purchasing the product, but that’s easily verifiable by enquiring with a potential upline as to what their retail versus affiliates sales ratio is (ask to see proof).
As with all the other MLM streambox opportunities, the primary issue with the Kino Box opportunity is the advertising and distribution of pir
Average American spends about $120 per month on Cable/Satellite for watching only 5% of TV shows!
Kino Box offers complete freedom and exciting programming for everyone free for ever!
Offering up yet another Kodi-powered streambox MLM opportunity, what Kino Box fail to disclose it that pretty much all of the advertised programming is pirated content.
In an effort to absolve themselves of any potential legal issues, Kino Box believe the following disclaimer removes any liability on their part:
Our software provides links to content that is already posted on the internet. We do not host any content nor do we know who does.
We do not promote illegal conduct of any kind.
While Kino Box themselves don’t own Kodi or the third-party addons that make piracy possible on their boxes, undoubtedly Kino Box itself is advertised as a purpose-built piracy box:
As is clearly evident, it is not the hosting of illegal content so much as the promotion of it for commercial gain that is the problem here.
Recently in the UK authorities raided and arrested sellers of piracy boxes similar to that of Kino Box.
Should US authorities take similar action in the US (and I believe at some point they inevitably will), Kino Box and their affiliates might very well find themselves being made an example of (along with all the other MLM streambox opportunities that have popped up lately).
Oh and I’d also be particularly wary of Kino Box not disclosing the technical specifications of their hardware.
Bad enough who owns the company isn’t openly disclosed, but they’re not going to give users information on what they’re purchasing? How do Kino Box expect customers to make an informed decision?