Finding a legitimate working torrent site in 2018 is no less than a miracle, the last couple of years have been quite turbulent for the torrenting community with the authorities striking down some of the most popular torrenting websites and if you have been on the lookout for the best torrent site since your previous favorite shut down our list here is the only list you will need to refer to hereafter to find the top 10 best torrent sites to download free torrents.
Some of the more popular sites like Extratorrent, Kickass Torrent and the torrent project are gone but thankfully a lot of others are still active but before you go hunting for the torrent you need you better cover your tracks by using a VPN so no one can track your activity online. A list of Some of the best VPN for torrenting should be consulted before you go on the joyride. Do know that in countries like the United Kingdom or the United States of America you run the risk of being prosecuted if you are found to be violating any copyrights so don’t forget to cover your rear side with a VPN. Without any further ado let us get started with the list.
1. The Pirate Bay
The most popular torrenting website out there, The Pirate Bay is the biggest and among the most controversial sites to exist. The site has been functioning for over 15 years and has spited the governments of many countries during this time. A majority of torrents you may find will most likely be from one of these categories – Movies, TV Shows, Music, Games, and Applications.
RARBG is a relatively new site, by relatively new I mean a decade old, it built its name for the high quality torrents it offered which were malware free and ran as intended, most of the times. It has a big community of uploaders and seeders and you can find a lot of torrents on the database regardless of their release date, both new and old torrents can be found on RARBG. The site is banned in a few countries but it can be accessed easily using a VPN or proxies.
1337X has been in the scene for about 12 or so years now and has a massive database of Movies, TV Shows, Games, Music, and books among other things. The website has a very clean and minimal user interface and it facilitates your search even when you don’t know what it is that you are looking for. It is one of the most preferred torrent trackers and it is so popular that even google hides it from the search results. It also contains some of the more obscure movies or shows you may be looking for so head over to see if you can find that show you saw one time and were never able to find again.
The Torrenting community hasn’t been the same since the untimely departure of Torrentz as a database search engine. The loss has been mourned deeply by the community but thankfully Torrentz2 is ready to fill in for our loss and step into the shoes of Torrentz. While the original Torrentz had a massive database of just about everything under the sun, Torrentz2 maintains a lower profile and mainly focuses on audio content. It isn’t uncommon to find obscure decade old torrents with 15 plus seeders on the database. The clean and easy to use minimal user interface just enhances the overall experience.
If TV shows and Web series is what you are after then your search ends at EZTV. EZTV has the biggest library of shows with a highly active community uploading newer episodes as the episodes are aired, in some cases, the new episodes have been found before the actual telecast as well on the site. The user interface is straight out of 1190 but as long as you find everything you are looking for the UX can be excused. Another similar site to EZTV is ETTV, quite similar in almost every aspect and both contain a good collection of things.
LimeTorrents is a good alternative option when all your other torrent trackers are down, the good thing about LimeTorrents is the simple and easy to use User Interface which is very well organized for ease of access. You can find mostly newer torrents on here with a good number of seeders and the speed is relatively quite good as well, sadly older torrents are almost always forgotten and obscure uploads are almost impossible to find on the tracker. LimeTorrents is a great backup option to have but I do not recommend using it as your primary tracker.
A spin-off of the famous YIFY movies is YTS, this is one of the best sources to find almost any and every movie in the highest quality and the smallest size. The site is great for people who have a limited data bandwidth connection since most torrents it offers are extremely small in size, full HD movies can be found for around 700 to 800 MB which is awesome. The user interface is among the best we’ve seen on any website especially torrent websites. The only downfall for YTS is that since it is solely dedicated to movies you will need to look elsewhere to find things in other categories.
A new entrant to the torrent game Zooqle is a clever play on the name of Google, the site contains over 37000 movies and over 650 shows which is extremely impressive for a site that is in its nascency. While the site is relatively easy to use the UI could be a bit better but we can’t complain as it is good enough. The unique selling proposition of the site is its verified torrents which is what the fans die for, the site has garnered a following of loyal fans who stand by the site in thick and thin. Do take a peek at the site you never know what may be in store for you.
If anime is what gets your motors running then NYAA.SI is the site to go to, this one is a resurrection the second coming of sorts of the popular NYAA which was forced shut by the authorities some while back. Majority of things you find over here are Korean or Japanese but then again most of the anime originates in this region, the site isn’t as stable as it used to be and a good alternative to this is Horrible Subs which is a similar site which works almost always consistently.
Rounding off our list with the debutant on the torrent scene, iDope established circa 2016 is a mobile first search engine of torrents which provides direct magnet links to torrents and has over 18.5 million torrents in its library. It has a specially designed mobile version which makes torrenting on a smartphone a breeze. You can find TV shows, Movies, Games and other software as well on the site and most of them work well.
So this was our list of the top 10 best torrent sites to download free torrents, do let us know in the comment which one is your favorite and if we missed out on any good sites which you would have liked featured on our list. Don’t forget to use a good VPN while torrenting to cover your tracks.