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15 Best Torrent Sites

John Mason

John Mason

Torrent sites come and go. But some of them stick around for a longer period of time. In this article, I’ve included 15 most popular torrenting sites and compared their size, formats and download speed towards each other.

Finding a site for torrenting can be very tricky.

First, the cat-and-mouse game between political authorities and some of the popular torrent sites often results in torrent sites shutting down really quickly.

Second, there are a lot of torrent sites riddled with ads and malware that provide low-quality torrent files or even fake torrents all together. To address this, we decided to compile a list of the best torrent sites for 2018 while providing the following information to give you a true assessment of the state of a torrent site:

  • Year established: This is a sort of “reliability gauge.” The older a site the more reliable it is. A popular torrent site that’s been able to survive five, 10, or more years without being shut down must be very reliable.
  • Popular content formats: We include some of the popular content formats available on the torrent sites we feature.
  • Banned in the following countries: If we have information that a torrent site has been banned in a particular country, we include this information.
  • Supports instant downloads: We indicate whether a torrent site supports instant download or not.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: We include mirror sites and/or IP addresses to allow you other means of accessing a torrent site in case it has been blocked by your ISP.
  • Number of torrents: We include the total number of torrents available on a site at the time of compiling this list.
  • Speed test: We downloaded the same file from all of these websites using ExpressVPN and listed the results under each torrenting website (100MB/s connection out of Estonia).

1. Torrentz2

TorrentZ2 torrent site

Torrentz2 is a popular torrent search engine that sprang up in 2016 when Torrentz shut down. Torrentz2 combines results from other search engines to provide one of the biggest databases of torrents. The torrent search engine boasts of having over 61 million torrents and our research shows that it has more movie torrents than other types of torrents.

  • Year established: 2016
  • Popular content formats: Movies, TV Series, Music, Applications, Games.
  • Banned in the following countries: None.
  • Supports instant downloads: No.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: Torrentz2.me, Torrentz2.is, Torrentzwealmisr.onion
  • Number of torrents: 61 million+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 1.9MB/s

Torrentz2 download test

 

2. iDope

iDope torrent site

iDope is a torrent search engine that provides direct magnet links to torrents. Besides having a massive database of over 18 million torrents, it features a clean UI and has a mobile version that makes torrenting on smartphones easy.

  • Year established: 2016
  • Popular content formats: Movies, TV Shows, Music, Games.
  • Banned in the following countries: None.
  • Supports instant downloads: No.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: idope.bypassed.bz
  • Number of torrents: 18,450,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 3.7MB/s

iDope download test

 

3. Torrent Downloads

TorrentDownloads torrent site

Torrent Downloads is a torrent index with one of the biggest databases out there. At the time of compiling this list, it features over 16 million torrents.

  • Year established: 2007
  • Popular content formats: TV Shows, Movies, Music, Books, Games, Software.
  • Banned in the following countries: United Kingdom.
  • Supports instant downloads: No.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: torrentdownloads.unblockall.org, torrentdownloads.unblocker.cc
  • Number of torrents: 16,121,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 1.8MB/s

Torrent Downloads download test

 

4. LimeTorrents

Limetorrents torrent site

With over 9.8 million torrents, LimeTorrents is one of the torrent sites with the biggest databases out there. It offers torrents for several content types such as movies, TV shows, games, and applications. It is currently banned in Australia and France.

  • Year established: 2009
  • Popular content formats: Movies, TV Series, Music, Games, Applications, Anime.
  • Banned in the following countries: Australia, France, United Kingdom.
  • Supports instant downloads: Yes.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: limetorrents.asia, limetor.club, limetorrents.info
  • Number of torrents: 9,833,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 2.8MB/s

Lime torrents download test

 

5. Bit Torrent Scene

Bit Torrent Scene torrent site

Bit Torrent Scene is one of the leading sources of torrents online. It allows users to torrent movies, TV series, music, games, software and ebooks.

  • Year established: 2017
  • Popular content formats: Movies, TV series, Music, Games, Software, Ebooks.
  • Banned in the following countries: None.
  • Supports instant downloads: Yes.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: btsproxy.com, btscene.unblocker.cc, bittorrentstart.com
  • Number of torrents: 5,118,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 3.6MB/s

BitTorrentScene download test

 

6. Torlock

Torlock torrent site

Torlock is a torrent index and search engine mainly focused on TV series and movies. Torlock is particular about ensuring that users have access to only genuine torrents, and it takes this so seriously that it once introduced a program that pays users $1 for every fake torrent they are able to find on its site.

  • Year established: 2010
  • Popular content formats: Movies, TV Series, Games, Music, Applications, eBook, Anime.
  • Banned in the following countries: Australia, India, United Kingdom.
  • Supports instant downloads: Yes.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: torlock.unblocked.mx
  • Number of torrents: 4,440,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 3.1MB/s

TorLock download test

 

7. The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay torrent site

The Pirate Bay is certainly the biggest torrent site in the world and one of the most controversial to ever exist. It has been blocked in at least 28 countries and has survived battles with some of the world’s most powerful governments. This site is over 15 years old, however, and as a result ranks high in terms of reliability. It allows users to torrent movies, TV series, books, applications, games and music. Our research shows that the majority of torrents on TPB are movies and TV shows.

  • Year established: 2003
  • Popular content formats: TV Shows, Movies, Music, Games, and Applications.
  • Banned in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.
  • Supports instant downloads: Yes.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: ThePirateBay.red, Tbp.tw, TPBMirror.org
  • Number of torrents: 3,286,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 3.1MB/s

ThePirateBay download test

 

8. Zooqle

Zooqle torrent site

Zooqle is relatively younger compared to most of the other torrent sites featured on this list. It’s a torrent index specializing in verified torrents, and with a database of over 3 million torrents it certainly shouldn’t be taken for granted. While it features content in a variety of categories, movies and TV series are especially popular on the site.

  • Year established: 2013
  • Popular content formats: TV Shows, Movies, Music, Games, Applications, Books.
  • Banned in the following countries: None.
  • Supports instant downloads: Yes.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: zooqle.unblocked.mx, zoqle.bypassed.org
  • Number of torrents: 3,200,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 3.5MB/s

Zooqle download test

 

9. 1337x

1337x torrent site

At the time of compiling this list, 1337x has been online for 11 years. That ranks it high in terms of reliability. It provides a directory of torrent files and magnet links, and is often touted as the best alternative to The Pirate Bay. Our analysis shows that over 90 percent of the top 100 torrents on 1337x are movies.

  • Year established: 2007
  • Popular content formats: Movies, TV Series, Games, Music, and Applications.
  • Banned in the following countries: Austria, Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom.
  • Supports instant downloads: No.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: 1337x.st, x1337x.ws, x1337x.eu
  • Number of torrents: 2,375,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 686.3KB/s

1337x download test

 

10. YourBittorrent

YourBittorrent torrent site

YourBittorrent has a somewhat controversial history. While founded in 2009, it really began operation in its original form in 2003 as a collaboration between two partners — the product of which was myBittorrent; one of the partners wanted the website eventually shut down while the other partner wanted it to become bigger. This led to a split, the product of which is YourBittorrent.

  • Year established: 2009
  • Popular content formats: Movies, TV Series, Software, Games, Music, Anime, Ebooks.
  • Banned in the following countries: Portugal, United Kingdom.
  • Supports instant downloads: Yes.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: 104.31.17.3
  • Number of torrents: 1,190,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 1MB/s

YourBitTorrent download test

 

11. Demonoid

Demonoid torrent site

When it comes to reliability, you can count on Demonoid. The popular BitTorrent tracker was launched in 2003, the same year as The Pirate Bay, and it’s had its own fair share of downtime due to political pressure. The site with over 10 million users has over 800,000 torrent files and provides torrents for movies, TV series, music, books, applications, and games. Our research shows that Demonoid has more movies and TV series than other files, followed by music.

  • Year established: 2003
  • Popular content formats: Movies, TV series, Music, Books, Applications, Games.
  • Banned in the following countries: Ukraine, United Kingdom.
  • Supports instant downloads: Yes.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: Dnoid.me, Demonoid.unblocked.bet
  • Number of torrents: 893,000+

Download Speed

The average download speed was 1.8MB/s

Demonoid download test

 

12. RARBG

RARBG torrent site

RARBG is a popular torrent site that was established in 2008. Our research shows that the popular torrent site that provides torrent files and magnet links has more movies than other types of files.

  • Year established: 2008
  • Popular content formats: Movies, TV Shows, Games, Music, Software.
  • Banned in the following countries: Bulgaria, Denmark, Indonesia, Ireland, Morocco, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom.
  • Supports instant downloads: No.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: 185.37.100.122
  • Number of torrents: 811,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 1.3MB/s

RarBG download test

 

13. TorrentsGroup

torrentsgroup torrent site

This torrent site was established in 2016 and has since grown to host over 225,000 torrents. It allows users to torrent movies, TV series, apps, and documentaries amongst other types of files.

  • Year established: 2016
  • Popular content formats: Movies, TV Series, Anime, Apps, Documentaries, Games.
  • Banned in the following countries: None.
  • Supports instant downloads: No.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: 104.18.52.165
  • Number of torrents: 225,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 5.5MB/s

TorrentsGroup download test

 

14. EZTV

EZTV torrent site

Many avid torrenters will know EZTV, a popular TV torrent distribution site that was founded in 2005. After experiencing a hostile takeover, EZTV was claimed by a new group operating at EZTV.AG. While many popular torrent sites ban releases from EZTV due to its history, many have found its torrents to be of great quality.

  • Year established: 2015
  • Popular content formats: TV Series/Movies.
  • Banned in the following countries: Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom.
  • Supports instant downloads: Yes.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: eztv.red, eztv.unblocked.mx, eztv.unblocked.bet
  • Number of torrents: 153,000+

Download Speed

The average DL speed was 3.7MB/s

EZTV Download test

 

15. YTS.AM

YTS.AM torrent site

YIFY movies are known to have excellent video quality at the smallest file sizes. YTS.AM is the leading source of YIFY torrents online.

  • Year established: 2011
  • Popular content formats: Movies.
  • Banned in the following countries: Ireland.
  • Supports instant downloads: No.
  • Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: yts.unblocked.mx, yts.unblocked.mx
  • Number of torrents: 7,200+

Download Speed

The average download was 1.8MB/s

YTS.AM download test

What torrent sites you have you used or use? Leave a comment below :).

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