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Top 30 Best Torrent (Torrenz) Search Engines and Sites

Best Torrent Search Engines and Sites

Most of the people are already using torrent websites to download movies, software, books and other premium stuff or tools. Few of these files are shared legally and are free to use, access or re-distribute. These premium stuffs, books or software are expensive which you have to buy from market. If you don’t know about the torrent or have not used the torrent before to download files, see the section below.

What is Torrent (Torrenz)?

For those who don’t know about torrenz file or torrent sites, here is a quick review of that. A torrent file is actually link to a file that is located on a distended PC. Torrent which is sometime referred as Torrenz or Bittorrent is a set protocol over internet where the users or PCs can share files with each other. The connecting PCs or users are known as Peer so the whole process is sometime called as Peer-to-Peer or P2P. Unlike traditional method of file downloading where the file is being uploaded to and downloaded from server, in torrent, the file is actually hosted or located in the PC and is directly accessed and downloads from that PC. The file might be a Hollywood movie, a TV show, graphic software, an anti-virus or a book. Torrent websites are collecting these torrent files or uploading it to their server. Users can download these files and then via torrent client, connect to the server where the desired file is located.

How Torentz Works?

Torentz file is just a locator which when open via torrent client, initiates the transfer of movies or something to the requested PC. There are many torrent clients that can be used to open and then access the file. Commonly using torrent clients are Vuze, Bittorrent, uTorrent and BitComet.These torrent clients usetorrent trackers to connect to peer computerand make the downloading fast. The file that is required is downloaded in chunks or pieces which is then reassembled into one by torrent tracker or by the torrent client.

Is torrenting legal?

While torrenting is considered as an illegal process or unlawful, there are many legal uses of torrenting (sharing or downloading via torrent).There are conditions the distribution of copyrighted material or their parts are legal. These including

  • File under Creative Commons (cc) are free to use by anyone so can be shared or put for downloading via torrenting.
  • Software or tools that give permissions of Fair Use are also legal to download or share via torrents sites. The original author or developer must be credited.
  • Works that are in Public domain are not subjected to copyright law and therefore can be redistributed via torrent.

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What is Torrent Search Engine?

A torrent search engine is actually a torrent Meta-search engine which indexes other torrent websites and their content like torrent files of movies but do not actually host these files. While searching for a file or movie via torrent search engine like Torentz eu or torstatus.com, these sites will return the download link to the file or to the webpage where the torrent file exists.

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Disclaimer:Note that using torrent for downloading illegal or copyrighted material is illegal by all. Sites sharing such illegal stuff are banned in many countries like USA, UK, Canada, France, Australia and Germany. Many sites got banned worldwide because their domains are seized by Law enforcement agencies or Department of Justice. A recent example of such closer is Kickasstorrents and the Torrentz.eu.So use torrent to download legal stuff only that are either on Public domain or Creative Commons

Best Torrent (Torrenz) Search Engines and Sites

Following are some of the best torrenz search engines sites. The List is updated and the banned, shut-downed torentz sites are being removed.

S# Torrent Site Specialty Alexa Rank Support Status
1. Pirate Bay All files 209 Yes Live
2. TorrentZ Torrent Search Engine 140 No Dead
3. Kickass All files 226 Yes Dead
4. Extratorrent All files 670 Yes Live
5. YTS Movies 850 Yes Live
6. Nyaa.se Anime 2,190 Yes Live
7. ezTV TV Shows 55,987 Yes Live
8. Isohunt All files (.iso) 1,134 Yes Live
9. Iptorrents All files 105,343 Yes Live
10. Bitsnoop All files 5,435 Yes Live
11. TorrentR All files 65,309 Yes Live
12. Torrentleech TV shows 84,501 Yes Live
13. H33t All files 1,340 Yes Dead
14. Torrentproject All files 6,798 Yes Live
15. Yourbittorrent All files 1,10,327 Yes Live
16. Asiatorrents Asian Movies 1,46,221 Yes Live
17. Btdigg All files 78,943 No Dead
18. What.cd Music Albums 2,05,167 Yes Live
19. Broadcasthe TV Series 96,056 Yes Live
20. Revolutiontt All files 1,12,987 No Live
21. Mininova Legal Torrents 61,098 Yes Live
22. Bt-chat Non-specific 3,23,065 Yes Dead
23. Sceneaccess Movies torrent 2,09,287 Yes Live
24. Torrentus All categories 3,43,119 Yes Live
25. Anonamouse eBooks and journals 1,15,665 Yes Live
26. Animesuki Anime torrent 2,90,832 Yes Live
27. Popcorn.cab Movies torrent 90,198 Yes Live
28. Mamega All categories 2,65,387 Yes Dead
29. Trancetraffic TV series and movies 1,94,523 No Live
30. Bitmetv TV shows 1,56,761 Yes Live
31. Blackcats Video Games 2,84,345 Yes Live

Best Torrent Search Engines and Sites

Selected Torrent Search Engine and Sites List

From the above given list of torrent search engines and torrent websites, here we are going to review the top 10 websites. The link is giving along the website name for reference only; we are not promoting any of these sites or the torrenting process at all.

1. Torrentz / Torentz

Torrentz is a torrent search engine which got popular last year due to closure of some famous torrent sites. Torrentz itself emerges with numerous extensions like torrentz.com, torrentz.org, torrentz.eu and torrentz.it. The search engine was accessed by millions of visitors daily to find and download their favorite movies, books or required software. Torrentz.eu actually indexes other torrent websites like Bitsnoop, The Piratebay, Kickasstorrents and lime torrent. The site then reproduces the links to torrent files from these websites to the visitors

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2. Kickass torrents (KAT)

Kickasstorrents is the major torrent downloading website of the era. Came into existence in 2007, KAT faces many ups and downs to reach to the top of the all torrent websites. This site provides files from all categories but kickass movies torrents are the popular and most searched item over kat.ph.

3. ThePirateBay TPB

ThePiratebay can be said as the pioneer of torrenting in the millennium. The site faces ban in many countires but is now fully functional under thepiratebay.org domain. Millions of people use this mega-torrent website to get their desired software, ebook, movie or audio files. Unlike other torrent websites, TPB uses magnet links to the file which can be fetch via torrent client like BitTorrent or uTorrent.

4. Isohunt

Isohunt.to is reviewed here because of one of its unique feature and that is, the .iso files. Iso hunt return back the results in the form of ISO files. These iso files can be open via MagicIso or other software. Almost files from every category can be found and downloaded there.

5. Bitsnoop

We personally like Bitsnoop for a few reasons. The major one is its simple interface where one can easily locate and download the torrent file on the page. The site has fewer ads. It allows you to comment the status of downloaded file and also to seed or leech a file.

Conclusion

So fan of Torrenz websites and torrenting, hope that we have covered the torrenting giants and search engine. The above list of torentz website however need addition from your side. So if you thinks that there is something lacking in the list or if you want to add your favorite torrnez site, please let us know in comments. We will add it later to the list of torrent search engine.

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Top 10 Websites to Download Free Movies Torrents

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We already have reviewed the top websites to watch movies online; here we are going to cover the movies torrent websites where you can actually download movies for free. There are thousands of torrenting websites including Kickass torrent, Torrentz2, the Pirate Bay etc. but these are general torrent websites where you can download anything, any file and are not actually specific for downloading torrent movies.

To make it easy for our visitors and for those want to download movies torrents, we have compiled a list of torrent sites which are best for downloading movies torrent. These site has organized the structure and interface in such way that facilitate the visitors to easily locate and download movies torrents.

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Websites to Download Free Movies Torrents

1. YTS.AG

Our first best movie torrents site is the YTS.ag. When visiting the site for the first time, the visitor really surprise with the great look and feel of this movie torrenting website. The homepage of YTS has several sections which included the latest movies, most popular movies, featured movies, most downloaded movies etc. This cool torrent website also organizes movies on the basis of Genre like Action, Adventure, Science Fiction or Sci-Fi, Romance, Drama, Suspense and comedy. This site serves as my favorite place to download Hollywood movies torrent as well as torrents of Bollywood movies.

There are 6 to 8 movies in each section on the front page but this didn’t mean that YTS has limited database of movies. The sites hosted thousands of videos and TV shows from different film industries. Clicking on any of the section will reveals more videos on internal pages, each with its Cover photo, title, description and the year of it production.Hitting a specific movie title link or the cover photo will lead you to the main page where a movie torrent file is actually located.Download the movies torrent file from here based on it health, seeds and leeches. Picking a file with good health will transfer to your PC fast.

2. Torrentsmovies.net

Torrentmovies.net is a large website for downloading torrent movies for free. This site is online since 2012 and till now, houses thousands of Hollywood movies, Indian movies from Bollywood, TV shows and Serials like Game of Thrones, CID Encounter, Breaking Bad and Big Boss etc. This website is being included in the list for the following reasons

Things Users love about Torrentmovies.net

  • Allow you download movies torrent
  • Organizes the torrent files according to their health, date and rating
  • Let you download English movies from Hollywood as well as foreign language movies from Bollywood
  • User friendly interface, easy to locate movies based on genre
  • Have search bar which let you search the website

Things User Don’t likeabout Torrentmovies.net

  • Have ads that are misleading
  • Can be confused among the actual torrent link and ad banner
  • Slow loading time
  • Specific only to movies
  • Can face ban sooner or later like Kickass torrent or Torrentz.eu

3.Yify-torrent.org

Yifi-torrent.org is a similar to that of YTS.ag. It resembles greatly the first listed website in the list. Not only in look and feel but yify-torrent .org has same amount of movies torrent as the first one provides. Yify-torrent.org isn’t new onebut did already prove itself by serving thousands of movie torrents seekers daily. Great resource of online movies downloading site with ease of use and access made this site to be in our list.

4.www.downlodi.com

Another great online source to download movies is downlodi.com. The site is however not specific to download torrent files but also let the user to directly download the movies from file sharing sites like Mediafire, 4Shared, and Mega Share etc. Here you can found almost any video or movie that is being produce in 2016. This site also achieved vintage movies from 1980s, and 90s. The site has arranged the movies files and the torrent files according to the date it uploaded, the type, the genre, language, film industry as well as the most popular of the time.

5. Hdtorrentmovies.com

HD Torrent Movies [dot] com, as its name suggest let the users to download movies in HD, the .mkv format as well as the low quality mp4 files. The site uploads torrents movie files according to the health status and the number of leeches and seeds. Files with low health status or less seeds are usually ignored or being placed in lower position.

6. Welltorrent.com

Just like other sites reviewed above, this site also let the user to download movies file via Bittorrent or uTorrent client.Well torrent is not only hosting movies but it also uploaded TV shows and serials. The seeds and leeches of a torrent file are also mentioned along the file label and let the user know about the health status. The more the health of a file, the more quickly it will transfer to your PC.

7. Torrentking.eu

Torrent site is similar to torrentz.eu and it allows the users to search a specific move by title, year and language. This torrent site hosted Dual languages or dubbed English movies in Hindi and vice versa.

8. Otorrents.com

Otorrents.com comes with great features that make it easy to find the torrent files of movies. Sorted by genre, language and date of uploading, the movies are categories in a user-friendly way.

9. Vppv-movie.com

Now let us disclosed a site that is a platform of movies; a website with thousands of new and old movies, VPPV Movies. This site allows the user to register and upload a movie as well as download a favorite one. The community support on forum of this website is a great and handy tool which would be helpful in the time of need or where assistance is required. Here users demand for a specific movie and other publish the link where it can be downloaded.

10. Moviemagnet.net

Movie Magnet [dot] Net is the last in the list but it didn’t mean that this site is not of that level. The site popularity can be determined by thousands of its daily visitors who are looking for their specific movie. Downloading movie with moviemagnet.net is a great fun and furious.

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Future of Piracy after Kickass torrents Shutdown

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One of the biggest torrents site, KAT, goes down last month and many of its cloned sites and sub-domain owned and operated by KAT Team) are also seized by US Law and Justice Department. After the huge crackdown on illegal torrent sites, many people are thinking that our new generation will be free from piracy, there will be no concepts of pirated stuff over internet and no Copyright law violation would be seen in coming decades.Well if you are among those who think that way, think again.

When any of the popular torrent sites goes down, its clones emerge swiftly. Few of them even release their database on internet containing thousands of torrent files. These databases can be used by anyone to build his own torrent site like Kickasstorrents or the Piratebay. So would you think that the future of torrenting is dark?  Just think again.

Remember that Kickass torrent is not the only torrent site that is seized by law enforcement agencies of USA but there are many other as well. A recent example was the closure of the Piratebay which faces the crackdown due to distribution of Copyrighted material. The site comes back however after removal of specified pirated stuff.In the earlier years, there was a popular torrent website, the SuperNova, far most popular than KAT and the PirateBay together which faces legal allegation and shutdown. Soon after its closure and when their domain seized, NewNova emerges as rebirth of Super Nova and got popular.Demonoid case is not much different, when it was tracked by legal authorities;they stop their operations and goes offline. Sharp after its closure, The Pirate Bay sprouts quickly to become the most popular torrenting site of the era. But TPB also faces closure after legal allegations. In the absence of Piratebay, IsoHaunt, TorrentSpy and Kickass torrent evolve and gain popularity. This process didn’t seem to stop in future and probably there will be a team or group of developers working on a new torrent project like KAT or TPB.

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Look at the data shared by CISCO VNI which shows that the trend is growing up and more and more people are looking for free resources like movies, softwares, books and music. Reviewing this data, it is clearly predicted that future of piracy is yet to come.

Torrents Piracy Data

The above stated data is published by Cisco Visual Networking Index, one of the most reputed networking companies in the world. The targeted population and location is the North America internet users. Now let us interpret the figures and values given year wise in the image.

In 2008, there were 555 PBs of pirated stuff per month were shared and downloaded over internet from different sources, Kickasstorrents and The PirateBay was 2 of them.

1 PBs (Petabyte) is equals 1000 Terabytes (TBs) or 1 Million Gigabytes (GBs). 1 PBs is roughly equals to 1.6 million CDs

. Remember that 2008 was there year when KAT came into existence.The numbers goes up each year and in 2014, the online piracy reaches to797 PBs per month. This is 44% increase in the amount as compared to 2008. In the year 2016, the amount of data roughly touches 1000 PBs and the company forecast methodology predicts that there will be 1024 PBs of data sharing over torrent sites in 2019. Well that is really huge figure and this is only 5% of the total world.The number is really alarming and Law enforcement agencies and US Department of Justice need to tackle this trend with strict policies. Otherwise there will be no protection of copyrighted stuff like movies, books and softwares.

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Why Is KickAssTorrents down? Know the unknown Truth

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After the Kickasstorrents official site goes down, there was ambiguity among the visitors of this site and the torrents fans that what happened to kickass torrents and why it is banned. Most of the website reported that the site goes down after the arrest of its owner Artem Vaulin. Artem is a citizen of Ukraine but shifted to Poland. Upon U.S government request, Polish Police department and Cyber Crime agency arrested him and handed-over to the U.S Department of Justice. He is now in their custody, facing charges against him due to copyright infringement case. Most of these cases or petitions are put by Hollywood film industry for hosting the newly released movies on Kickasstorrent. The site owner and the legal assistant of the KAT however deny this allegation and say that we do not store or host any file on our database, we just link to the file uploaded by users using BitTorrent technology. Mostly the files are stored on third party servers and torrent storage providers like TorCache.net.

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With such a strong excuse, Artem, the owner of KAT still have to face the court process because of violating the DMCA law and distributing of Copyright material. The site received on an average, 10 to 30 DMCAs on their DMCA page out of which only few are entertained by deleting the spotted torrent file from there server. Still there was a huge number of complains remain unnoticed as the owner purposefully or aimlessly don’t entertain it all and the requested files were not deleted. The KAT team argues that most of the part of Kickass torrents was management by users who uploads torrent files daily on a huge basis. The users have full control of what to upload and where to put it. This make sense for a normal internet user but having no control over you own site can results in such a big trouble.

Here our experts have pointed out the top reasons due to which the Kickasstorrents goes down and their domain got seized.

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1. Kickasstorrents Movies

One of the main reason for which the KAT site is seized is the movies they uploaded. Kickass torrent was famous for the distribution of movies upon its release. When it was live, one can easily found a newly released movie on the site whether in HD or simple CAM format on KAT. This causes huge lost in the revenue that is to be generated by the movie in a specific duration of time. When people get it for free at home, no one would like to pay a huge amount for Cinema ticket.Along with English movies by Hollywood, almost all foreign languages movies can be founded easily on the site. Hollywood takes this issue seriously and submit petition in court against KAT.

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2. Distribution of Premium Software

Premium software like anti-viruses, firewalls, office applications like Microsoft Office, MS Access, Photoshop and other Adobe application e.g.Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, LightRoom, Aftereffect and many more was once founded easily on KAT for free. These softwares cost thousands of dollars if the original and genuine versionsbuy from market. Some even have uploaded Operating System like Window Vista, 7, 8 and Window 10. Distribution of these precious programs for free is a real crime. Distributing someone efforts for free and without even credit the developer is immoral. So the software distribution especially the premium one without permission from the developer is the second main reason behind the closure of Kickasstorrents.

3. Hosting TV Serials

KAT also has hosted popular TV serials like Game of Thorne, Ghost Hunter and the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens series for free. While a TV channel has paid millions of dollars for making and promotion of their TV serials, letting it to the potential viewers of that serial for free is another offense by KAT. Kickasstorrent has received many DMCA complaints in this section of the website too, which the team didn’t take seriously.

4. Copyrighted Music

When a new album released by a pop-singer, a rock-star or when a new music is created to be sold on iTunes, people got crazy about it. The singer has limited time to generate handsome revenue from the sold copies of the album. Kickass torrent gives it away for free by uploading the music on the site. Such copyright infringement too, causes the closure of this Mega torrents site.

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5. Pirated Books

Now let comes to the theft of text, the piracy of books. KAT was a great source to get books for free on almost every topic. Whether it is business related, medical books, history book, stories novels or literature, user was able to find and download them all on Kickass torrents. If not being listed there on the site, visitor uses the forum to ask the community of hundreds of thousands other users for a specific. Well this is not bad but distributing someone else efforts like that is a crime and this was one of the reasonsthat is notified by publishers and author to the U.S Department of Justice to take some action against KAT to stop literature piracy.

 

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Top 7 KickassTorrents Alternative and Similar sites

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The closure of Kickasstorrents is a big move to take down the piracy and torrent sites by U.S Government. However not all the sites are being seized by Law Enforcement Authorities yet and are still alive. These sites are the best alternate to Kickasstorrents where one can easily download movies, books, software, games, video tutorials and lots of more.

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Here we have compiled a list of these alternate sites for torrenting similar to KAT. Many of these are indexed in Google while some are de-indexed from the search engine due to copyright infringement and one cannot easily found such sites by searching it over Google or Bing. For you convenience, the list of these sites is also given. Not that we are not promoting these site or in their favor, this article just reviewing them.

Disclaimer: Piracy is a Crime, Stay away of it.

1. KAT.how

While visit for the first time, the site look merely a copy of Kickasstorrents original site, which is not the case. This site didn’t own by the team behind the KAT nor does it come under the umbrella of KAT.ph torrents network. However this site is still a great alternate to the former king of torrent and one can found almost same resources as it was on Kick Ass Torrent.Unlike many other clones of kickasstorrents, this site didn’t emerge after the closure of KAT official site but exist and operating before the crackdown. None of the member of KAT team confirmed or takes its ownership which clearly means that there is someone else in the background.

We have visited the site to check its feature and test the functionality of KAT.how and found that there are section for movies, books, audio songs, software and miscellaneous, there search bar was not working at first. We have check for the existence of many books; movies and software however do not download any of them (as we are against the Piracy). Along the torrent link, there were magnetic links and the mirror links and of course, a few Ads and sponsored links.

Update: The Search bar is now working and you can find easily the files you are looking for on KAT .how.

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2. Kickasstorrentsas.com

When visiting this alternate to Kickass torrents, the URL will redirect you to katcr.to which at first lookslike the original KAT site. But this is now the case and this cloned version of Kickass is built andoperated by an unknown person or team. Interestingly, the site was online months before the closure of the official Kat site and surprisingly, it has all the features of kickasstorrent which the other lacks. These features includes the KAT community where user asks for a specific torrent file or seek help, the blog which updates regularly and the FAQs section to have guidelines using the site and its services. Member can be login there to track record of their activity, favorite torrents andwhat they have downloaded.

KickAssTorrentsAs is using the same database of the torrent files which was released once by the team behind the official site and since its release, many of the cloned sites were made with original data uploaded by users. We cannot predict that this site will live a week or more,so visit it to grab the file you want before it takedown by officials.

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3. Kickasstorrentsan.com

Kickasstorrentsan.com is yet another site with same database that were released by KAT officials, hence having same feature and resources. The site is up since the mid of 2016. One can use this site to download any of the KAT torrent files including the kickasstorrents movies, TV shows, Books and software.  Sooner or later, this site will get ban too for providing copyrighted stuff and piracy.  The link to this alternative is given below

4. Kickass.cd

This kick ass torrent alternate looks similar to the KAT.how which clicks our reviewers that both sites might be operated by a single person or team. Like Kat.how, Kickass.cd didn’t have community, support or the blog section. Lacking these might not affect the quality of torrents file or their availability; still one can feel alone in the world of torrenting with no support from community members.

5. Torrentdownloads.me

The 5th Kickasstorrent alternate is not just a clone of KAT nor it resembling the original site.This is totally unique site with different user experience and user interface. The site has minimal design and awesome features which make it a great torrent downloading site. The popularity of this site can be determined by its Alexa ranking which is below 5K. It means that this torrent site receive at least 60 to 70 thousands visitors daily. However there is not forum and blog section for the site.

6. 1337x.to

The 1337x.to is a great torrent downloading and uploading site that is popular among those looking for online movies for free. This site features the best movies on the top of their front page. The front page also houses the most favorite and most downloaded torrents of the week. Not only English movies, but one can find the foreign languages movies and TV serials here to download. The classy look and feel of the site and user interface is another plus of the site make it one of the favorite resource among the torrent lovers. The site is not new and exists since 2007. The Alexa ranking of this site is 806 which mean the site receive plenty of visitors on daily basis.

7. ExtraTorrent.cc

True torrent lovers know that ExtraTorrent is just as great as the Kickass torrent was. It provides access to pirated movies, TV shows, Books, and software that are hosted on P2P hosting or TorrentCache. Extra torrent has fast loading pages and all torrent files are working. There is a genuine mirror and magnetic link included along every torrent file being uploaded there.

So you have the 7 best alternate to Kickasstorrents. We are still against the torrent sites, soon or later these popular websites will face shutdown too. If your favorite site is missing from the list, please let us know about that in comments. Thank you

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