Whenever you are thinking of free entertainment, you are definitely thinking of torrent-ing that piece of entertainment. Torrents have been in the limelight since the internet emerged. If you don’t know what a torrent is that in simpler terms, a torrent lets you download any source of media without any money, and yes in most cases it is illegal too.
Referring to Wikipedia for more explanation, in the BitTorrent file distribution system, a torrent file is a computer file that contains metadata about files and folders to be distributed, and usually also a list of the network locations of trackers, which are computers that help participants in the system find each other and form efficient distribution groups called swarms. A torrent file does not contain the content to be distributed; it only contains information about those files, such as their names, sizes, folder structure, and cryptographic hash values for verifying file integrity.
Torrent sites providing torrents have been a victim of numerous allegations by the international authorities claiming their usage of illegal sources for providing the media to users across the world. Many such torrent sites have been blocked and unblocked over the time in regard of these allegations.
Torrent sites not only provide movies but they also provide free TV shows, series, music albums, podcasts, e-books, software and a lot many other things – you name it. Torrent files are downloaded using the torrent clients such as uTorrent, Vuze, qBittorrent etc.
However, even after everything, numerous torrent sites are available and are offering free content to all of us. Some of the best torrent sites of 2018 are as follows:
The Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay is the king of the torrent world. It is the oldest website in the world providing all types of torrents. The Pirate Bay has gone through numerous allegations and charges for using illegal sources but has overcome them and is still present on the internet offering every type of torrent.
The Pirate Bay has a humongous media archive. The website has an easy interface. You simply have to type in the name of torrent you wish to download and it will pop open thousands of torrent files with all types of specifications ranging from video quality to file size. So, you can choose easily from the list whether you wish to download a 1080p video or a 360p version. The top rated files are always on the top of the search list.
It offers both the torrent files and the magnet link. You can always read the reviews of the torrent files before hitting the download or the magnet icon.
The Pirate Bay has all types of torrents. It is a fact; there are many media files which are only available on The Pirate Bay especially if you are looking for some old movies. Most of the movie torrent sites are limited to only Hollywood movies. But using The Pirate Bay, you can find movies from everywhere in the world.
Along with that, it also has a vast list of free software, music albums, e-books and TV shows. In case of TV shows, you will notice that it provides the link to separate episodes as well as the complete pack of one season as well. So, it is completely up to you what you choose.
RARBG was founded in 2008 and it also uses the BitTorrent protocol of peer-to-peer file sharing either by downloading the torrent file or by using the magnet link.
Like The Pirate Bay, it is also a home to everything. It also offers a vast variety of latest movies as well as the old ones. Besides that, it also has a huge library of TV shows and music files. It has a separate section of software files and you can literally find any software on RARBG. You can even watch trailers on it.
RARBG has a separate section for everything as you can see in the screenshot below. You can make an account on RARBG or may use it as a guest. It will give you the access to its files in both the cases. It is easier to use and if you are someone who is new with the concept of torrents, then you may start with RARBG.
YTS.ag is also known as YTS.am
It is relatively a young website in the torrent world. Though it maybe young, but is definitely the most reliable one. It is the perfect website if you want to download high quality movies.
The best thing about YTS is its quality of content. Most of the torrent sites upload the movie a day after its release and you would have notice that such movies are of poor quality with bad pixel resolution and most of them are just camera print movies. YTS doesn’t compromise on its quality. It releases the torrent of the movie on its website once its good quality is available.
Using YTS.ag you will notice that when you hit on download option on any of the movie, it will give you two to three options of video resolution and file size. The most common ones are as follows:
- 720p (size ranging from 500 MBs to 1.02 GB)
- 1080p (size ranging from 1.02 GB to 3.0 GB)
- BluRay (size ranging from 1GB to 3.0 GB)
With that, it is probably the safest site to download torrents as it does not download any virus or infected files along with it. It also gives detailed information of movie ratings at IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes Audience and Rotten Tomatoes Critics.
If you are a season freak and are looking for a great and reliable place to download the best TV shows from around the world.
Eztv is a dedicated torrent website for downloading the seasons and TV shows. You will not find any movies, software or audio files here. The best thing about Eztv is that it regularly uploads the new episodes so; you won’t have to wait for ages to watch the new episode of your favorite TV shows.
Eztv also faced allegations and remained blocked for some time. However, the allegations were removed some time later and Eztv is still available as the most active website for TV shows.
It has a massive collection of TV shows and you can easily download the torrent either by downloading the torrent file or clicking on the magnet link. It also provides files in different sizes and resolutions. You can choose the one of your choice.
It has an easy interface. You can either search the TV show or the episode by typing down in the search bar yourself or can select the TV show from the list.
If you have been a torrent downloader for some time then you would have heard of Torrentz. Torrentz was the most famous and widely used search engine of torrents. It provided links to the content from all over the web. However, the Torrentz launchers took it down voluntarily in 2016.
Torrentz2 is launched as the stand-in for Torrentz. So, if you were a Torrentz lover, don’t worry as the new Torrentz2 has got you covered. It will provide you the access to millions of files as well of all types and sizes.
You will simply have to type the name in the search bar and it will open up the links. The interface is exactly the same as that of the Torrentz. You can download all types of files including movies, TV shows, software, audio files etc.