Here at Cloudwards.net we’ve talked about torrenting before and in that article we recommended either using The Pirate Bay or Kickass Torrents. However, many countries have blocks in place that prevent users accessing either of those sites. In this article, we’re going to take a look at alternatives to Kickass and Pirate Bay that you should be able to access wherever you are.
However, before we do that, a word of warning: unless you’re using a VPN, your connection is not secure and you can be tracked by, well, anyone. With the massive spy programs the NSA has put in place as well as spying by American ISPs, there is no guarantee that you don’t attract unwelcome attention except by using any of our best VPN providers.
On top of that general list, we also have a top five of best VPNs for torrenting. If, however, setting up a VPN is not your style, there is one last option, namely cloud torrenting. Each of the three services reviewed in that article will let you not only torrent anonymously, but all are also a lot faster than conventional torrents. Though the free plans with each impose some serious restrictions, a few dollars a month will let you share files to your heart’s content.
Below you’ll find a quick list of alternatives to Kickass Torrents as well as The Pirate Bay. None of the below are guaranteed to work from your location (different countries have different filters in place), but a bit of messing around with proxies show that most of them work, most of the time.
This site offers a smaller selection than most, but the quality of the files here is better decent. Fans of quality over quantity will be pretty happy with this site, especially if they like to watch older as well as newer films and TV shows. It’s not great for games.
This is one of the oldest torrent sites out there, though thanks to regular UI upgrades you wouldn’t think so. The site offers a little bit of everything, though the limited comment section makes it a little tricky to figure out which uploads can be trusted and which cannot.
Another smallish site, LimeTorrents is nice because it lets you know whether you’re connected to a VPN or not, while also giving you a nice overview if the swarm you’re connected to is healthy. Though experienced torrenters will likely reap the most benefits, this site has a low enough barrier for beginners, too.
The name of this site should give you an idea of how old it is and its specialty, too, is older movies, shows and games. Though not everyone one the Internet these days is familiar with 1337-speak, there’s something for everyone on this easily navigated site.
This site is dedicated to uploader YIFY, so if you’re a fan of him (well, it’s mostly likely a “them”), you’ll love this site. Though it appears not everyone is a fan of this group of movie crackers, if you want to find a truly huge library of movies, you know where to go.
What yts is to movies, EZTV is to TV shows: though the quality may not always be up to Netlfix status, the selection is truly massive; you may spend as much time deciding what to watch as actually watching it.
And there you have it: several alternative torrent sites that should be working at time of writing. As these things are generally in flux, we’ll make sure to keep this list updated as the months pass.
Let us know in the comments below if you have any suggestions regarding good torrent sites, thank you for reading. Remember that downloading copyrighted material isn’t exactly legal, so make sure to stay safe out there.