Top 7 Alternatives To Kickass Torrents and Torrentz
By Paul Liu
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
With both Kickass Torrents (KAT) and Torrentz.eu disappearing from the internet in quick succession, torrent lovers are scrambling to find suitable alternatives. While it is not going to be easy to fill the void left by KAT, there are numerous other bittorrenting sites that can help you to find your daily dose of movies, TV shows and games. Here are the top 7 alternatives to Kickass Torrents for the time being:
1) The Pirate Bay (thepiratebay.org) – The granddaddy of torrenting websites and an icon in its own right, The Pirate Bay; is alive and kicking despite numerous attempts by the authorities to take it down. The site suffered a massive downtime in the beginning of 2015 but it has managed to make a full comeback. The Pirate Bay is also known for its rich content library which is the reason we are recommending it as the top alternative to KAT.
2) ExtraTorrent (extratorrent.cc) – ExtraTorrent has been steadily gaining popularity over the last few years. The site not only has millions of torrents in its database, it is also the choice of popular release groups ETRG and ETTV. Following the shutdown of KAT, ExtraTorrent’s traffic increased by 300% which shows that it is fast becoming the bittorrenting site of choice for millions of torrent lovers. The site boasts of an active community so KAT users should feel right at home while using the site.
3) 1337x (1337x.to) – 1337x is a community driven torrenting website which has been around for a while. Although the site suffered an exodus of staff at the beginning of the year as well as suffered a brief downtime following the collapse of KAT, it is up again now. So if you are looking for a community driven alternative to Kickass Torrents, head to 1337x right away.
4) Isohunt (isohunt.to) – While the site derives its name from one of the most popular torrenting sites of yesteryears, it is no way related to the original Isohunt website. The site boasts of hundreds of thousands of torrents in every category imaginable so make sure to check it out while hunting for your favorite movies and TV shows.
5) YTS (YTS.ag) – When YIFY Torrents went down in 2015, YTS.ag quickly took its place. While the site doesn’t offer torrents for many popular categories, it is renowned for offering HD movies in a small size. So if movies are your thing, make sure to check out YTS.ag.
6) TorrentHound (torrenthound.com) – TorrentHound has been around for a decade but the site has started gaining popularity only recently. The site has over 9 million torrents indexed plus it keeps adding more torrents on a daily basis. The site’s rising popularity has also attracted the attention of authorities and as a result, it is now banned in many countries.
7) TorrentDownloads (torrentdownloads.me) – Like TorrentHound, TorrentDownloads has been around for a while but it is not much known in the bittorrenting community. The site adds new torrents on a regular basis which should make it attractive for people who download content from torrenting sites almost daily.