Downloading copyrighted material such as movies is illegal in most countries and MPAA (and associated watchdog groups) have tightened the reins on moving forward with prosecutions, especially in the USA. It is considered stealing and therefore something Christians should steer clear from, regardless of temptation. In the past few years there have been alternatives to both subscribing to growingly expensive cable solutions and risky pirating, such as Netflix, Hulu, and a few other apps offering video streaming. These were a good start to cable alternatives but people would like to see some variety with sports, news, etc. Now it seems that is possible with Kodi, an application that has been in development for over 10 years.
There is a program for XBMC/Kodi for multiple computer platforms http://www.tvaddons.ag/
all of the help links are located at the top of the page, including forums.
There are also standalone media players that use the Android platform. Kodi is available as an app from the Google Play store.
I have it on a PC connected to my Walmart Black Friday 50inch Smart TV, but I bought the box on Ebay, and that is what we are using now.
Can you share with us the type of box you are using and your experience with it thus far?