While streaming nowadays seems to be all the rage, torrenting is still a common option for people who want to download their favorite movies, music or TV shows. They offer people essentially an alternative to DVDs, Blue-Rays, and CDs. Torrenting is a handy tool that is common to most internet users. It's a creative way to share files that has sadly earned a negative media image. Many torrent sites have come and gone over the years causing many to shut down. There are, however, those who have managed to survive and remain popular. In this post, we will be addressing the 7 best torrent sites that still operate for 2020! Not too long ago, torrent sites seemed to disappear in just a few years, owing to pressure from copyright watchdogs on them. Fortunately, that has never happened for all peer-to-peer file sharing fans and the torrent scene is as healthy as ever.
1. The Pirate Bay - When you ask a random person to name a torrent site, it is highly likely they would choose The Pirate Bay. This almost legendary torrent tracker is home to pirates from all over the world who share their dream of a free internet where information is shared without any constraints, enabling even the poorest countries to spread knowledge and ideas. The Pirate Bay provides something for everyone, as a general-purpose torrent tracker. The site has never been overly selective about its content, so you might run into fake torrents and malware, which is why you need to be extra careful before downloading anything.
2. 1337x - 1337x is a rarely polished torrent site which can't be said of The Pirate Bay. Its main domain should be accessible even without a VPN, but if the worst happens 1337x also has several alternative domains ready. 1337x almost doesn't feel like a torrent site with a decent adblock, because there are literally no irritating advertisements and popups to ruin the experience. Also keep in mind that 1337x depends on ad revenue so if you want to go the adblock road, it's a good idea to make a Bitcoin donation from time to time.
3. RARBG - RARBG is a curated torrent site where you can download almost any torrent, and know it's legitimate and not malware-infected. The site even has its own release group, focusing on the current television shows. RARBG users typically seed torrents as long as possible, so even older torrents don't need to be downloaded for ever. The platform itself feels extremely sensitive, but if that is your thing, you should be prepared for the occasional pop-up window. Adult material is also present on the web, but you can easily avoid that.
4. Torrentz2 - Torrentz2 differs from all the other torrent sites featured in this article as it actually does not host any torrents on its servers. Instead, Torrentz2 pulls torrents from other torrent sites (including The Pirate Bay, 1337x, Nyaa, TorLock, and many others) and introduces them in one place, making it great for finding obscure torrents with just a few seeds.
5. Nyaa - Nyaa focuses on East Asian content, particularly video games with anime and Japanese content. For many years the web has been around but several of its domain names have been deactivated and replaced by the new domain name. Despite how niche Nyaa is, there are many seeds in most of the torrents found on the site, and download speeds are not too bad either. Nyaa has a sister site named Sukebei, which is a Japanese word meaning "pervert." As its name suggests, Sukebei is home to Japanese adult games and movies, and you can access it by clicking the "Fap" button located in Nyaa's top menu.
6. Zooqle - Zooqle is a rising Russian torrent platform that provides a more focused alternative to The Pirate Bay and other major Western torrent trackers. Zooqle has a modern user interface that makes finding new and trending torrents as easy as possible, and all indicates that it could become the new go-to destination for torrent users worldwide. The site is currently only available in Russian and English but in the near future more languages will be available.
7. RuTracke - RuTracker is Russia's largest torrent site, and one of the world's largest torrent sites, too. Although the site is mostly in Russian, Google Translator allows you to easily use it. RuTracker also has everything Western torrent users might ask for, apart from a mind-blowing selection of content from Eastern Europe, including sports, apps, music, movies, TV shows and other material.