Hi, are you looking for the best and the most popular torrent sites? At the beginning of 2017 the torrent landscape looks different from a year ago. With the shutdown of KickassTorrents & Torrentz.eu, 2 of the largest players in the scene disappeared. But clones are up, read more below. However, their places were quickly filled by established sites and a few completely new faces. The Pirate Bay is in the lead once again, closely followed by ExtraTorrent and RARBG, which gained many new visitors in recent months. Our top 10 is based on alexa rank, but we present 25 top torrent sites in 2017, order is random.
Well, the unofficial Torrentz reincarnation Torrentz2.eu is the highest newcomer in 5th place. This meta search engine copied the look and feel of the defunct meta-search engine and covers dozens of extra sites compared to its predecessor. They claim to support more than 75 torrent websites & search engines. We hope it’s guite enough for users.
As we see, TorrentProject is also doing well. The site has been around for quite a few years already but never made it into the top 10 before.
Rutracker and Nyaa.se also deserve a mention. They have enough traffic to warrant a listing, but we chose to limit the list to services that are targeted at mainstream content for an English or international audience.
Below we present full list of the twenty five most-visited torrent sites at the start of this year. Our list is based on various traffic reports and user feedback.
MOST POPULAR TORRENT SITES
1. THE PIRATE BAY
The Pirate Bay is definitely the king of torrents once again and also the oldest site in this list. The past year has been relatively quiet for the notorious torrent site, which is still operating from its original .org domain name.
(Update: ExtraTorrent has shut down, but here is reborn version extratorrent.ag)
ExtraTorrent has steadily grown its big userbase over the past several years and this trend continues. According to the site’s founder, ET’s active community is one of the main reason for this success. The website is also the home of the popular ETTV and ETRG release groups.
RARBG is a Bulgarian tracker, which gained the hearts and minds of many video pirates. Movies and TV-shows with a RARBG tag are a common sight on other categories indexes as well. The site was found in 2008 but only made its first appearance in the top ten alexa in 2015.
YTS.ag is in no way affiliated with the original YTS or YIFY group, but succesfully took its place late last year. Service seems to be very big, but not all is shinning. Not all other torrent sites are happy with the brand hijack and several are actively banning its releases.
Torrentz2 is a stand-in for the original Torrentz.eu site, which closed its doors last summer. The meta-search engine is open about the fact that it’s not related to the “real” Torrentz and positions itself as a new and refreshed version, searching over 70 other torrent sites.
1337x had some issues a year ago, when admins and moderators protested over security concerns. However, big progress has been made since. The site improved, kept growing in traffic, and users are enyoing of new design as well.
TorrentProject is a familiar name in the torrent scene but appears in the top list for the first time. This site uses DHT to find content and currently has more than 10 million torrents in its database.
The original TV-torrent distribution group EZTV shut down after a hostile takeover in 2015, with new owners claiming ownership of this brand. The new group currently operates from EZTV.ag and releases its own torrents. These releases are banned on some other popular torrent sites due to this controversial history.
TorrentDownloads has been around for many years. Like many other sites it is actively blocked by ISPs in several countries in the world. The website offers a no-nonsense index that provides torrents to millions of users each month!
Limetorrents.cc regained a spot in the top ten this year. The site’s operator also launched the torrent cache iTorrents a few months ago, which is used by veriety of torrent search engines.
Demonoid has been serving up torrents since 2003 as a number of different domains. This is a private membership community so you’ll need an invite to join, registration is closed for random visitors.
Also beginning in 2003, IsoHunt has gone through multiple changes but even in its newest incarnation, is a very popular torrent search engine in world of torrents.
13. KISSASS TORRENTS
This super popular torrent site is formally referred to as “Kissass Torrents” and lives across various mirror sites. Visit main domain and see full list, you will also find it in our service.
TorrentProject has around ten million torrents indexed and is an often cited favorite.
Here is a pretty popular torrent site, in no small part due to its “verified” status indication, as well as user comments & reviews.
This is the “no fake torrent” site you have been waiting for. The site owner actually pays its users $1 per fake torrent they find. Go and verify it!
17. WORLDWIDE TORRENTS
Set aside the aggressive splash screen on WWT’s home page, this torrent index is worth a visit & test.
18. SKY TORRENTS
With a really big database and pretty clean interface, it’s no wonder this multi-million strong collection of torrents is one we often hear about.
A user friednly & clean interface and relative lack of annoying ads make BTScene one of our favorites.
This meta torrent site isn’t too special among all the others but we love the great dashboard on their home page. If you’re a data nerd and a torrent fan, you’ll appreciate what they’ve offer.
The iDope torrent site is worth mentioning for its innovative iDope Android app. P2P file sharing right from smartphones and tablets! Sounds good?
The clean interface is a big reason to try this fresh torrent searcher… especially if you are new to BitTorrent.
A nice design is reason enough to spend time there. Advertising can be annoying at times but if you can get over that, it as a great and useful torrent site.
This is another kind of “meta” torrent search engine, pulling in the databases from over 450 torrent sites and search engines into one place.
With a sizable database of torrents, Seedpeer is and always has been a great place to search. The interface is a bit old, but it’s still a very usable site and we recommend it.
The list of the worlds most popular torrent sites has seen a lot of changes in last months. While several torrent sites have shut down, some newcomers joined the list. Also many proxy websites have appeared. With the shutdown of Torrentz.eu and Kickass Torrents, two of the largest sites in the torrenting scene unfortunately disappeared. Since then, Torrentz2 became a well-known successor of Torrentz.eu and Katcr.co is the community driven version of the former Kickass Torrents. Visit their official domain to see full list of proxy sites.
Finding torrents can be harder as most of the top torrent sites are blocked in various countries. You need to remember names of torrent domains to visit them and download torrents. Finding torrents in google is getting more difficult. A proxy let you unblock your favorite site in a few seconds, you can find many of them on our service.
While browsing the movies, tv shows, music or ebooks torrents sites list you can find some good alternatives to The Pirate Bay, Extratorrent, KAT, RARBG and other commonly known sites.
Those of you who have been downloading and seeding files for years probably don’t need much help anymore, but if you are new to world of torrents, we have 2 resources that you will be very happy you read.
We highly recommend “Torrent File Sharing: A Beginner’s Guide piece” – check this out. Here you’ll learn how BitTorrent file sharing works, how to protect your computer, and how to get to thefiles you’re after in the safest and efficient way possible.
It is also worth noting that the advertising on torrent sites very often skew towards the NSFW variety so keep that in mind as you’re deciding to use one of them on a public pc or in view of others.
Disclaimers & Torrent Legal Warning
TorrentProxyList does not condone illegal sharing of copyrighted material. While P2P file sharing technology is completely legal, many of the files traded through P2P are still indeed copyrighted.
You should know that uploading these copyrighted files puts you at risk of a civil lawsuit in countries such us USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK.
While these lawsuits are often class-action suits, filed against groups of people who blatantly copy and distribute copyrighted stuff, some lawsuits are targeted at individual users in an attempt to make an example of them. Warning: These P2P civil lawsuits are real, and whether or not they are successful, they are often a financial and emotional burden on the defendants.
Additionally, your Internet Provider may choose to release a full history of your download and upload activity to potential copyright plaintiffs. Conclusion: the more data you download & upload, the more risk you have of being sued by copyright protection groups. That’s why many sites recommend using VPN on torrent services, but it may be the situation when even changed proxy won’t help you.