15 Best Torrent Sites – Online For 2019 Guide

Have you ever wanted to find a song recorded by your favorite local band and had no luck after scouring the web for hours? A good torrent site can help you find exactly what you want and download a copy faster than you ever expected. The problem with finding a good torrent site is that big brother is always watching.

You might find a site and use it successfully for a few weeks before returning to find that it shut down overnight. To help you find the top torrent websites to use, we tracked down the best torrent websites sites of the year that provide you with everything you want and need.

 

1. The Pirate Bay

It’s not surprising that The Pirate Bay took our top spot in terms of the best torrent website. Not only is this one of the oldest sites of its type on the web, but it’s the go-to resource for many people who want to download movies, television shows, songs and games. The Pirate Bay also has a strong reputation because it’s not afraid to go nose to nose with governments in countries around the world. Nearly 30 countries actually banned the use to the site and blocked its access on public servers. With more than 15 years of providing users with content, it’s one of the top choices for most users today.

Most users on The Pirate Bay download some of their favorite TV shows and films. The next time that you miss an episode of your favorite show because you had to work late, you can download a copy and still have time to watch it before you get to the water cooler the next day. The Pirate Bay also offers torrents for those who want to check out new or old games and those who want to read e-books.

Year established: 2003
Popular content formats: Games, Movies, Television Shows, Books, Apps
Banned in the following countries: United Kingdom, Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Australia, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, China, Russia, Iceland, Finland, Germany, France, Indonesia, Iran, India, Saudia Arabia, Ireland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Spain, Norway, Ireland, Netherlands
Supports instant downloads: Yes
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: TPBMirror.org, ThePirateBay.red, Tpb.tw
Number of torrents: More than 3.2 million

 

2. Torrentz2

The second best torrent site on our list is Torrentz2. Torrentz was a popular torrent site that experienced a number of issues in the past, which led to the site eventually shutting down. Torrentz2 opened in 2016 to help the users of that former site find the content that they needed. It now offers more than 60 torrents that you can search through as needed to find almost any type of content you can name.

We recommend this site because it has a simple format that you can easily use. It functions as a metasearch that will use multiple websites to find content based on your search. You can simply enter the name of the film or show you want in the search box and hit enter. The site also features a myTorrentz area that helps you keep track of your torrents.

Year established: 2016
Popular content formats: Games, Apps, Music, Films, TV Shows
Banned in the following countries: N/A
Supports instant downloads: No
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: Torrentzwealmisr.onion, Torrentz2.is, Torrentz.me
Number of torrents: More than 60 million

 

3. RARBG

If you’re on the hunt for modern films and classic movies, RARBG should be your top choice. Most of the people who upload and share torrents, as well as those who use the available torrents, use the site for films. You can create your own account or log in as a guest, though guests won’t gain access to all the features of the site. This site offers both magnet links and torrents, though you may find that you cannot use it in your country.

Users should have no problems accessing this site and using it to find torrents because of the helpful category listings on the side of the homepage. Those listings let you click on TV Shows or Movies to view all the torrents that are currently available. You’ll also see the most popular torrents across the top of the screen. RARBG also provides links to the box office to let you see the top films at the box office and links to trailers to see if you want to watch those flicks.

Year established: 2008
Popular content formats: Software, Apps, Games, TV Shows, Movies
Banned in the following countries: United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Portugal, Morocco, Ireland, Pakistan
Supports instant downloads: No
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: 185.37.100.122
Number of torrents: More than 3 million

 

4. idope

Though you might think that most people search for torrents on a computer, a large number of people actually use their smartphones. The best torrent site for smartphone users is iDope because it has a clean interface that lets you view all areas of the site on your phone’s screen. With this site, you can now search for content that you want to watch, read or play on your phone. You can now carry all those songs that you love listening to while on the bus and take videos with you that help you keep up to date on your favorite shows.

As one of the newer torrent sites out there, iDope doesn’t yet have the reputation that other sites have. As of October 2018, you can access the site from anywhere in the world. It has a homepage that lets you click on links to view the most popular torrents of the day and the most recent torrents too. The most recent torrents include those added to the site over the last few hours.

Year established: 2016
Popular content formats: Games, Music, Television Shows, Movies
Banned in the following countries: N/A
Supports instant downloads: No
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: idope.bypassed.biz
Number of torrents: More than 18 million

 

5. 1337X

When users cannot find what they want on The Pirate Bay, they often turn to 1337X for help. Rated as one of the best torrent sites around and as one of the top alternatives to The Bay, it offers millions of torrents and has content that other sites lack. In addition to full torrents, you’ll find magnet links that you can use on your hunt for something new to watch. 1337X is newer than The Pirate Bay but is readily available in many different countries. A much smaller number of regions banned than site than the number that banned The Bay.

One reason for the popularity of its site is that it offers so many different category listings that you won’t find elsewhere. The XXX category will take you to content that is just right for those over the age of 18. There are separate listings for documentaries and anime too. No matter what you want to watch or listen to, the chances are good that 1337X has it.

Year established: 2007
Popular content formats: Apps, TV Shows, Games, Music, Movies
Banned in the following countries: United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Austria
Supports instant downloads: No
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: x1337x.eu, x1337x.ws, 1337x.st
Number of torrents: More than 2 million

6. Bit Torrent Scene

The cost of college textbooks is so high that you might spend as much on the books that you need for the school year as you would for one of your classes. Bit Torrent Scene is one of the few sites we found that will help you find seeds to download those books. This is also a great resource for finding free e-books such as the public domain books that you might need in an English class. As one of the top sites for torrent users today, it also offers seeds for the software that you need in your classes and for the games you want to play during breaks.

One reason we like Bit Torrent Scene is that it puts everything you need on its homepage. This screen shows you where to go to upload torrents and how to sign up for a new account. You can also view all the category listings for each type of torrent and both the most popular torrents trending today and of all time.

Year established: 2017
Popular content formats: E-books, Software, TV Shows, Games, Apps, Movies
Banned in the following countries: N/A
Supports instant downloads: No
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: bittorrentstart.com, btscene.unblocker.cc, btsproxy.com
Number of torrents: More than 5 million

7. YourBittorrent

If you want to use a torrent site with a long and interesting history, you’ll want to choose YourBittorrent. Originally launched in 2003 as a partnership between two men, the site grew so quickly that one of those founders became a little nervous. While he wanted to pull out, the other founder wanted to watch the site grow. That led to the two closing down the original site and the other founder launching YourBittorrent. This site has a good reputation and is even better than that first site. It now offers millions of torrents and seeds that you can access at any given time.

While YourBittorrent doesn’t offer as many torrents as other sites do, many users like that it includes traditional and nontraditional torrents such as movies and pictures. You can use the category buttons on the top of the screen to view recent and trending torrents, but you can also do a basic search. The site even tells you how old its torrents are.

Year established: 2009
Popular content formats: Music, Software, TV Shows, Games, E-Books, Movies, Anime
Banned in the following countries: United Kingdom, Portugal
Supports instant downloads: Yes
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: 104.31.17.3
Number of torrents: More than one million

8. Torrent Downloads

While not quite as old as The Pirate Bay, Torrent Downloads is old enough that you can use with complete confidence. The site protects your privacy and allows you to seed your own torrents at the same time that you use torrents seeded by others. It offers a wide range of entire television shows and individual episodes. When you click on TV show seeds, you can sort by most recent seeds or by name. It shows you the number of seeds available and the size of each torrent, which gives you an idea of how long the download will take.

We like the clear interface of this site and how easy it makes searching. The site shows you today’s top trending torrents, which include the most popular seeds of the day. If you want to find out what was popular yesterday, you can view those torrents too. Torrent Downloads also includes links to all its category listings on the side of the page, including books and television shows.

Year established: 2007
Popular content formats: Games, Apps, Software, TV Shows, Books Movies
Banned in the following countries: United Kingdom
Supports instant downloads: No
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: torrentdownloads.unblocker.cc, torrentdownloads.unlockall.org
Number of torrents: More than 16 million

9. Demonoid

One of the most reliable torrent sites on the web is Demonoid, which went live around the same time that The Pirate Bay did. Due to issues with governments around the world, the site shut down a few times but always came back bigger and better than before. We recommend this site for those who are new to the world of torrents because it provides some tips for beginners. The site lets you know that you should use a VPN and even has a link that shows you where to go to download and set up a VPN on your home network.

Demonoid is a good choice for those who want to keep track of their torrents too because it lets you sign up for a free account. Each time that you log in, you can view the seeds that you uploaded and view the torrents that you used in the past. It also shows you the current location of your computer or device based on the VPN that you used.

Year established: 2003
Popular content formats: Movies, Apps, Books, Games, TV Shows, Music
Banned in the following countries: United Kingdom, Ukraine
Supports instant downloads: Yes
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: Demonoid.unlocked.bet, Dnoid.me
Number of torrents: Nearly 900,000

10. LimeTorrents

Though LimeTorrents has a large database, we placed it a little lower on our list of the best torrent sites because its user interface is a little complicated. If you never used a torrent site before, you should try one of the other sites first. This site has so many category listings and options that you might feel your head spin, though more advanced users will like that the interface lets them find exactly what they want. It includes both a top torrents section and a latest torrents section that let you view the newest and hottest additions to the site.

One nice feature about this site is that it takes the guesswork out of finding content. When you click on the movies category, it shows you all the torrents that are available and puts the full name of the film in the title that you see. LimeTorrents will also show you the total number of seeds available per title and the overall strength of those seeds.

Year established: 2009
Popular content formats: TV Shows, Apps, Games, Movies, Anime, Music
Banned in the following countries: United Kingdom, France, Australia
Supports instant downloads: Yes
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: limetorrents.info, limetorrents.asia, limetor.club
Number of torrents: More than 9 million

11. TorrentsGroup

The more seeds that you have access to at any given point in time, the faster you can download torrents to your device and access content. TorrentsGroup is the top choice for those who want to access a larger number of seeds at the same time. Though this site is fairly new, it keeps growing with each passing month. It had around 100,000 torrents by the end of 2016 and now boasts more than 200,000 torrents. As new users like yourself access and the site and upload their own seeds, you’ll see the number of torrents and the amount of content grow.

TorrentsGroup falls a little low on our list of the best torrent sites because of its complicated interface. That interface almost puts too much content at your fingertips. You may have some issues finding the category that you want to use or when doing a simple search. As the site is still fairly new, you may not find that all content is available. Some users may find a small number of seeds available for less popular content too.

Year established: 2016
Popular content formats: Anime, Documentaries, TV Shows, Movies, Games, Apps
Banned in the following countries: N/A
Supports instant downloads: No
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: 104.18.52.165
Number of torrents: More than 220,000

12. YTS.AM/YTS.AG

No matter what you watch films and television shows on, you’ll want to use YTS.AM/YTS.AG. This site specializes in finding the absolutely smallest seeds and torrents available and passing them on to users. Depending on the number of things you want to download and the size of your device, you might not have enough hard drive space to save all those torrents. Thanks to this site, you can now store all those torrents in one convenient spot. The site gives you access to some of the latest and hottest films too. With a fast download speed, you can get the content that you want quickly.

If you want to find torrents for popular games or other types of content, you’ll want to look elsewhere. YTS.AM specializes in films only. Its homepage shows you the most popular torrents of the day, which usually include blockbuster films that made million at the box office and independent films that won major awards. You can search for films based on title and view movies relating to your search. The site also lets you create your own account.

Year established: 2011
Popular content formats: Films
Banned in the following countries: Ireland
Supports instant downloads: No
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: yts.unblocked.mx
Number of torrents: Around 7,500

13. Torlock

Torlock is one of the only torrent sites on the web that actually paid users in the past for finding good torrents. When the site first launched, members received $1 for each of the valid and high-quality torrents that they added to the site. While this feature is no longer available today, Torlock still takes the time to check on the quality of its torrents to make sure that you got exactly what you wanted from a seed. It does a good job of going through need seeds and removing any of those that are potentially dangerous or not valid.

This site is one of the only that we found with a word cloud on the homepage. That word cloud shows you the top trending searches of the day and allows you to click on any word or phrase to view the seeds available. Though Torlock primarily offers movie and television show seeds, it does have seeds for other types of content too.

Year established: 2010
Popular content formats: Anime, Games, TV Shows, Apps, Music, E-Books, Movies
Banned in the following countries: United Kingdom, India, Australia
Supports instant downloads: Yes
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: torlock.unblocked.mx
Number of torrents: More than 4 million

14. EZTV

Staying up to date on popular TV shows was a lot easier when there were just a few networks, but there are now hundreds of networks and shows that you might want to watch. EZTV can help you watch those shows when you fill up your cable box or when you decide to cut the cord. This site specializes in television content, including top TV shows and popular made for TV movies. It has a news section on its homepage with articles and posts that you need to know, including how to reset your password on the site and how to provide feedback to the owners.

EZTV went through some problems in the past as a group of users took over the operations of the site. Those new users allowed bad and poor seeds to appear on the site, which led to users turning to other sites. Its new owners took over operations in 2015 and worked hard to bring back its original reputation. You can now use the site to find good quality seeds for TV shows and films.

Year established: 2015
Popular content formats: Movies, TV Shows
Banned in the following countries: United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland
Supports instant downloads: Yes
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: eztv.unlocked.bet, eztvunlocked.mx, eztv.red
Number of torrents: More than 150,000

15. Zooqle

As Zooqle sounds vaguely like Google, you can expect to use this as a torrent search engine to find different types of content. Though this is one of the newer torrent sites out there, we like that it takes the time to verify all its uploads. That process ensures that you only get the high-quality content that you want and that you never come across a seed that adds a virus to your computer. With the “My Subscription” feature, you can actually subscribe to content. Zooqle will automatically notify you when new content becomes available, which makes it easy for you to keep up with your favorite shows.

We especially like the TV torrents section on this site, which lets you search for episodes that aired that day and the most popular shows on television. When you see a show that you like, you can view the most recent episodes that aired and click on the show’s title to view all episodes that are available. Zooqle has similar information available for its other content.

Year established: 2013
Popular content formats: Games, TV Shows, Apps, Books, Movies
Banned in the following countries: N/A
Supports instant downloads: Yes
Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: zooqle.bypassed.org, zooqle.unblocked.mx
Number of torrents: More than 3 million

Honorable Mentions

Though these sites represent the best torrent sites of 2018, you may find some other sites helpful too. Users often recommend ETTV Torrents, Torrent Galaxy, KAT, Torrents.me and Monova. We also found popular content available on sites such as Toorgle, Seedper and Sky Torrents. These sites did not make it onto our list because they typically had fewer seeds available or because they had some poor quality seeds. Though some users recommend TorrentFunk, we advise that you use caution when accessing this site. Users had some issues with their virus protection software listing that site as a threat.

How We Picked the Top 15 Torrent Sites

In each of the 15 short torrent site reviews in this guide, we included some information such as the date the site was established and the content formats that you will find on those sites. We used that information to help rank these sites. It’s important that you look at the establishment date because older sites are generally more reputable and have more content available. The establishment date also lets you know whether the site managed to stay alive as new online competitors emerged.

We looked at the popular content formats and listed those formats to help you see which sites offer the content that you need. You may want to try out a new game before you buy a copy or play an older game that you had as a kid. Many sites also offer torrents for software and apps that you might need on your phone or computer. The most popular content that people look for today include movies and TV shows, though some also look for e-books.

You’ll also want to look at the list of any countries that banned those sites too. This is especially important if you live in the United Kingdom or another country that often bans torrent sites. To use and access that site in your country, you’ll need to download and use a VPN. We included information on any other links you can use to access those sites too, which can help you get around an IP ban. We also recommend that you look at the number of torrents available to see what the odds are that the site might have the content you want.

Tips for Using Torrent Sites

As someone new to the world of torrents, you should exercise caution before visiting any new site. You must make sure that you have good anti-virus software running on your computer and that you look at any warnings issued. A good program will identify any viruses or threats hiding in a torrent and let you know which sites are potentially dangerous or harmful to your computer.

You’ll also want to make sure that you know a fake torrent site when you come across one. These sites often have torrents that contain phishing software. When you open a torrent or download one to your computer, that software can access your files and steal any private information that you thought was safe. A common sign of a fake site is one that claims it has millions of seeds but shows a small number when you click on a file name. Some sites also list thousands of seeds but have almost no feedback from those who used those seeds. A valid site will have hundreds of reviews from people who used those seeds, even if they just gave the seeds a star rating.

It’s also helpful to look at the release dates listed. If the site shows a new episode of a show that hasn’t yet aired or has seeds for a film that isn’t out yet, you should use caution. Some sites may have seeds for screeners or for episodes that aired overseas but not in the United States. Many beginners will find it helpful to stick with torrent files in MKV and AVI format rather than those that use other formats too.

The top torrent sites give you easy access to torrents. Though most use these sites to download new movies and television shows that they love, you’ll also find torrents that give you access to games, apps and software that you can use on your computer or smartphone. Some torrent sites offer a large number of anime seeds that give you access to shows and series that never aired in your country too. You can find almost any type of content on any of the 15 best torrent sites.

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