Torrent, is a word that most of us heard, used, or at least saw the term on the internet, isn’t it? Many of us might have used it and are aware of it, but there are a few people who don’t know what torrent actually means. For those people, here is a brief outline of ‘What is a Torrent?’
A Torrent file is a computer file that contains metadata consisting some information. These files come with an extension ‘.torrent’ and doesn’t contain actual content to be distributed. It only contains the information about the files and folders such as name, size, and structure for verifying file integrity. These files are used by a BitTorrent software such as uTorrent for the actual distribution.
As the BitTorrent usage increased higher and higher, people end up downloading copyrighted files unknowingly. Due to this, the users find very difficult in choosing the correct and genuine site to download torrent files for best quality movies, games and software. There are many legal torrent sites which you can make use of them. These websites provide torrent files and magnet links for peer-to-peer file sharing through the BitTorrent.
Best Torrent Sites 2018:
1. The Pirate Bay:
Despite being a veteran torrent site, TPB is still the ‘King of Torrents’ and makes into the top 10 torrent sites. It is one of the most popular sites and has been running for 15 years. Last year has been comparatively quiet for TPB and came back with a domain name change. It is now officially available for the users at ‘.org’.
Having simple interface and a huge selection of torrents contribute to the site’s popularity. TPB allows its users to search, download and also contribute magnet links and torrent files. TPB also won the top spot after Kickass Torrents was wiped out. The only reason for topping the list is the loading of seeds that helps to download files much faster. The site has a wide collection of torrents for movies, TV shows, Softwares, Games, and Songs, etc.
This site is blocked in some countries but there is a solution for the people in those countries. The users can use a VPN service like Private Internet Access or Express VPN to unblock the site.
This is one of the torrent favorite sites that slowly grabbed the eyeballs of the users while searching torrents online. It provides torrent files and magnet links to permit peer-to-peer file sharing by making use of BitTorrent protocol. RARBG, was founded a decade ago in 2008 and is known for its excellent quality and keeps on updating with the latest movies and Television shows.
The design of this site is user-friendly and natural with well-organized torrents. Earlier, the 1337x users raised their concern about the site’s security, later the authorities solved the problem with the best security. One of the specialties of the site is it has a committed group of uploaders providing fresh content. As the site is receiving good traffic, they recently rolled out a fresh design. It is now available with the link ‘1337x.to’.
Torrentz2 is a reincarnated site of the original Torrentz.eu site. In 2016, the site voluntarily closed its doors but a few days later, the clone of Torrentz.eu was launched with the name ‘Torrrentz2.eu’. The duty of this clone is to find the torrents present on the other sites. Despite using the search bow for finding the torrents, a user can visit the MyTorrentz area and take the help of tag bubble to get verified torrents for various categories.
However, the site stopped viewing links to magnet downloads and people can only download content by using the hashes. The plugins and the browser add-ons help function the site but the future of the site is doubtful. Yet, the site is still user-favorite.
EZTV is a torrent distribution company that was established in 2005. But after a hostile takeover in 2015, EZTV was shut down. Thus, it became the most controversial torrent site among the users. However, the site continued operating under the new owners ‘EZTV.ag’. And the site releases torrents for the users and fans who love it. Even though these releases are banned on few torrent sites considering its history, still it is a crowd (Torrent users) favorite.
Yet another controversial torrent site is ‘yts.ag’. YIFY and YTS are popular groups that release their own torrents. Yts.ag is the unofficial clone of the above groups. It is a BitTorrent tracker with little differences in TPB and RARBG. Besides its friendly interface, it also provides movies in HD, 720p, 1080p and finally in 3D. This helps low bandwidth users a lot.
Yts.ag is only meant for the people who want to download movies and nothing over it. Though the genuinity is unknown, this torrent site is the most popular site. It also allows users to make content requests and provide feedback to the operators.
After the departure of top torrent sites such as Kickass Torrents, The Pirate Bay and Torrentz, LimeTorrents came to the Limelight. LimeTorrents has been active for more than half a decade now and its expert status makes it as one of the favorites. The operators of LimeTorrents also introduced the torrent cache iTorrents and these are used by many other torrent search engines.
Zooqle is a currently gaining popularity and became one of the favorite torrent sites after Kickass Torrents shut down. It boasts nearly 3 million verified torrents and slowly growing in its field. One thing that users like about it is that the site doesn’t have pop-ups and ads, but the site asks you to create an account to manage subscriptions.
Even though the database of Zooqle isn’t as bigger as other sites, the quality and the interface inspires the users a lot.
After becoming very popular, torrentdownloads.me was actively blocked in many countries. Thus, making the site accessible only through a proxy or VPN. One of the good thing about the site is that it offers a no-nonsense index to users every month.
TorLock is popular for anime, ebooks, and music. Apart from this, TorLock allows its users to find only verified torrents. Even though the site isn’t good looking, it has a huge reputation over other torrent sites.
Torrent sites can be dangerous, because the government might fine you (depending on your country) or because the torrents might carry a virus or two. It’s hard to know which torrents are verified, and which torrents are bad.