I've got a lawn for peopel to get off because I've been saying it for years. More like over a decade: Provide a reasonable cost, easy to use, LEGAL alternative and people will use it.
When Netflix had a reasonably full catalog (instead of focusing so much on their own content) the number of downloads "a friend of mine" did was severely reduced. It was quick, easy, cheap, and had much of what he was looking for. Fast forward a bit and now there's a half dozen major and a few dozen minor streaming services. Each with their own quirks, app, content, cost, and rules. Oh, and I still can't watch them on a plan or subway. I mean he. He can't watch them on a plane.
So when it's time to watch some movie there's a ~15 minute delay while the torrent protocol 'caches' the movie and then it's watches. It's LESS convenient than what COULD (and HAS) been offered but more convenient than figuring out the BS of a dozen different streaming platforms or trying to figure out somewhere to legally buy/download from and them export/import into whatever I want to watch on.