We have been regular in publishing the lists of best torrent websites on the internet for the last two years. The year 2016 reached has its second half, so we thought to update the list with any latest additions. Continuing the legacy further, we are now writing about the top 10 most popular torrent websites of 2016 which are also the alternatives to the dead KAT.Before starting the compilation, let us guide you through the recent updates in the torrent world. We are well aware of the KickassTorrents losing its life and then coming back from the dead with new domain names Dxtorrent and KAT.am. This happened due to the arrest of its alleged founder, Artem Vaulin. Following the takedown of KickassTorrents, the movie streaming website Solarmovie also disappeared from the internet.
Torrents are a good medium to share files over the internet but people have used them to promote the distribution of illegal content and earn money from it. Do keep in mind, using a torrent website is completely legal, unless, you indulge yourself in downloading pirated movies and songs.
We have curated this list of popular torrent websites in 2016 based on their popularity on the internet.
Note: Torrentz is not working as per our current knowledge. However, the URL of the website is accessible.
Alexa Rank – 189
Torrentz is not a torrent hosting website but a search engine that displays results from other torrent hosting platforms. This website has taken over the pirate throne after the takedown of KickassTorrents.
2. The Pirate Bay
Alexa Rank – 334
Founded in 2003, It’s the first torrent hosting websites on the internet. TPB went into exile after its co-founder Peter Sunde was arrested following a raid on the website. A movie named The Pirate Bay Way From keyboard was also made. The website changed various domains before returning to its original .org domain.
3. Extra Torrent
Alexa Rank – 450
Extratorrent is a known name among the torrent community. The website houses approximately 1.3 million torrents in its database. While torrentz.eu served as a meta search engine with a simple GUI, ExtraTorrent claims to be the 10 newly most popular torrents in each category. This torrent search site has different search categories defined over its main page like movie torrents, tv torrents, music torrents, games torrents, books torrents, software torrents etc. And this torrent is becoming more and more popular mostly for the book and software downloads. The also changed their URL following the ban from extratorrent.cc to extratorrent.unblockme.co.
Alexa Rank – 695
YTS took birth as YIFY, a well-renowned movie piracy brand which became an internet sensation within a couple of years from its existence. It’s probably the most good looking and perfectly crafted pirated movie torrent hosting website.
Alexa Rank – 768
Short coded as RBG, it originated in 2008, just like KickAss Torrents. The P2P Torrent link provider has been banned in countries like UK, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Portugal, etc. It also maintains a blog in the news section for the latest updates on movies and TV shows.
Alexa Rank – 1151
Following the norms of community sharing, 1337x is a community-based Torrent website. You can upload some files on this torrent site. They have also provided some norms on using this site. This top torrent site also shows you the link of trending torrents in a form of the most popular torrent of the week and month and the most searched torrent of the week.
Alexa Rank – 2765
This website appears very much similar to the dead KAT, except that it uses a different color combination. The neat and clean interface provided by Torrent Downloads is visually attractive and has helped it gain a position in the list of most popular torrent websites.
Alexa Rank – 3370
Another name in the top alternatives to KickAss Torrents is isoHunt. As soon as you log on to IsoHunt, you’ll be welcomed with the website’s blog unlike a torrent list on other websites. The movie charts option present on isoHunt displays movies collections categorized by the starring actor or actress.
Alexa Rank – 4253
Some say Limetorrents has been inspired by the LimeWire. Whatever the case be, it offers a great UI for each individual torrent. You can clearly see the seed, leech, torrent health, ratings, comment, and the stars given to a torrent. These features of this website made it to the list of top torrents sites of 2016.
Alexa Rank – 5710
BitSnoop has gathered a lot of attention in recent times but the website is constantly moving on a declined slope in terms of popularity. It offers a simple to use interface which is not visually appealing but offers different categories for torrent search.
So, this is the compilation for top 10 torrent websites of 2016 and might prove to be an alternative to the exiled KickassTorrents.
Note: The Alexa Ranks mentioned in this list were the same at the time of writing this post.
Important: The names of the websites mentioned in the list are only for an informative purpose. These websites may contain links to gain access to pirated content. We, at fossBytes, do not support or promote the distribution of illegal content in any degree of our consciousness.
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