What are the best torrent sites for downloading TV shows, movies, and music in 2021? Read on to find out. We’ve analyzed 100 torrent sites to find the 10 most popular (most visited) ones.
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Top 10 most popular torrent sites in 2021
Below are the world’s top 10 most popular torrent sites in 2021. These rankings are based on the number of visitors reported by the global site ranking system, Alexa. (Alexa rankings are the easiest way to judge if a torrent site is trustworthy.)
IMPORTANT: Protect your privacy first!
Downloading torrents is perfectly legal, so long as the files you’re downloading aren’t protected under copyright.
Downloading copyrighted shows, movies and music is illegal and can attract significant penalties. All the major studios actively track the IP addresses of the computers illegally downloading their works. They then contact the associated internet service providers (ISPs) and get them to trace that IP address back to you. In many countries, ISPs are legally obligated to tell the studios who you are. And even in countries where they’re not legally obligated, many ISPs will share your details anyway, simply because it’s easier.
If you plan to download copyrighted material, you should definitely use a VPN so you can’t be tracked and prosecuted. A VPN (which stands for ‘virtual private server’) hides your IP address from prying eyes.
Some VPN services are free but, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Free VPNs are never as good as paid ones; either they’re not as fast or reliable, or they can be forced to share your details with the authorities.
Our favorite VPN is NordVPN. It’s fast and cheap, and – most importantly – it will keep your IP address hidden. Here’s how to use NordVPN to hide your IP address:
1) Open Nord.
2) Click Quick Connect.
3) Wait for Nord to display PROTECTED.
Alexa Global Rank: 934
YTS is the new leader in torrents. (It recently stole the crown from The Pirate Bay, which had been the leader for many years.) YTS is a movie torrent site, providing a wide range of new release and classic movies.
2. The Pirate Bay
Alexa Global Rank: 171
Founded in 2003, The Pirate Bay has been one of the most trustworthy torrent sites for many years. It allows you to download different kinds of torrents, including TV shows, movies, games and music.
Alexa Global Rank: 292
1337X has a simple and well-organized layout. It allows you to easily download torrents by category, making it a great Pirate Bay alternative.
Alexa Global Rank: 391
RARBG has a clean layout that allows you to search for content by category. It’s also well known for the speed at which new movie and TV show torrents are added.
Alexa Global Rank: 1,506
Torrentz2 is a torrent search engine (or ‘aggregator’). When you search for a title, it returns results from dozens of torrent sites, including YTS, The Pirate Bay and 1337X. It’s currently the best torrent site for downloading music torrents.
Alexa Global Rank: 1,175
As its name suggests, EZTV specializes in TV shows. It focuses mostly on American and British TV shows, but you’ll find plenty of international content there too. Note that EZTV’s URL changes often, and you can only access it if you have the latest one.
Alexa Global Rank: 1,432
LIMETORRENTS has a simple, well-organized layout. It’s great for beginners, because it makes downloading torrent easy and intuitive.
Alexa Global Rank: 3,024
Zooqle allows you to download TV shows, movies and games. Although its layout isn’t very user-friendly, it has a lot of content, and often has titles the other torrent sites don’t.
Alexa Global Rank: 2,903
TORRENTDOWNLOADS didn’t make our top 10 list last year, but it’s become very popular lately. Definitely worth a try if you can’t find the titles you want on the other torrent sites, or you find them too hard to use.
Alexa Global Rank: 6,990
Coming in at number 10 is TORLOCK. It describes itself as the “No Fakes Torrent Site”, so you can expect all its torrents to be legit and high quality.
Hopefully, you found this article helpful. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.