There are hundreds of torrent sites that you can use to download various types of files from the Internet but not all of them can be trusted. In this article, we will list down the most popular torrent websites for 2016 that you can use.

While file sharing is controversial and often accused of being ‘piracy’, millions of users share their files, and thousands of new torrent users get added every day. If you are new to torrent downloading, then you definitely need to read how the system works.

Torrents, also known as ‘bittorrents’, are pointer files that help you locate dozens of other users’ computers. You then connect to those private computers with your special torrent software, and copy their music and movie files to your own computer.

Torrent downloading requires special software that can read torrent files. These torrent software products also need to provide management control over download and upload speeds, priorities, and cataloging. Bittorrent is one of the most popular methods of file transfer these days since it is so inexpensive. The only server that is needed is the server that runs the tracker software. Trackers use web interfaces to allow users to download the torrent files. All other data transfer is done by the peers themselves.

This article contains the most popular torrent websites for 2016 and they are not listed down by their ranks or user numbers. If you are looking for the best torrent websites of 2015, then check out this article on Torrent Freak.

10 Most Popular Torrent Sites for 2016

111. KickassTorrents

KickassTorrents, sometimes abbreviated as KAT, was founded in 2008 that provides torrent files and magnetic links to facilitate peer-to-peer file sharing using the Bittorrent protocol. It surpassed The Pirate Bay traffic even before the latter went down. KickassTorrents is hands down the most popular torrent downloading website right now.

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102. Torrentz

Torrentz is a meta-search engine for Bittorrent that is run by an individual named Flippy. It indexes torrents from various torrent websites and offers compilations of various trackers per torrent that are not necessarily present in the default .torrent file.

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93. ExtraTorrent

ExtraTorrent is believed to be the world’s largest Bittorrent system. People visit this site to look for games, movies, music and other data. It continues to gain more traffic with 356 Alexa ranking. This site is also home to popular ETTV and ETRG release groups.

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84. The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is an online index of digital content of mostly entertainment media, founded in 2003. At this time, The Pirate Bay is not serving any torrents. However, there are several copies and clones of the site which, at least temporarily, take its place.

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75. YTS

YTS, the official YIFY Torrents website, has become the most recognizable movie piracy brands on the Internet. It boasts of free movie torrents for 720p, 1080p and 3D quality. Despite a court ordered ISP blockade in the UK, the group’s torrent site continues to expand.

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66. Toorgle

Toorgle is a torrent meta-search engine based on Google technology. Searches result from multiple other search engines on the Web. Toorgle retrieves the location of these files, including results from dodgy torrent sites as well. So carefully pick the good torrents from the bad.

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57. BitSnoop

It is one of the largest known databases of torrents today. With over 24 million indexed files, one can argue that you need not visit any other site to search for torrents. It boasts of 29.80 PB of files of videos, games, software and music.

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48. IsoHunt

IsoHunt was launched in 2013, less than two weeks after was shut down. The site is not affiliated with the old IsoHunt but hopes to keep the site live.

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39. Demonoid

This private membership community has resurrected itself at new domain names and Demonoid has been a very popular and trusted place to get files and stay informed on which torrents to avoid.

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210. LimeTorrents has been around for several years already, and regained a spot in the top ten. The site is quite popular and is one of the best places to find a new torrent for the file you are looking.

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When you use torrent websites, you need to make sure that you are not downloading files without paying proper attention. There are many harmful files on the websites that will immediately infect your computer.

So, you have to be extra careful while using websites to download torrent files. Also, when you use these above best torrent sites, don’t assume that you will be safe as one small mistake will cost you a lot.



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