Finding a site for torrenting can be very tricky.
First, the cat-and-mouse game between political authorities and some of the popular torrent sites often results in torrent sites shutting down really quickly.
Second, there are a lot of torrent sites riddled with ads and malware that provide low-quality torrent files or even fake torrents all together. To address this, we decided to compile a list of the best torrent sites for 2018 while providing the following information to give you a true assessment of the state of a torrent site:
- Year established: This is a sort of “reliability gauge.” The older a site the more reliable it is. A popular torrent site that’s been able to survive five, 10, or more years without being shut down must be very reliable.
- Popular content formats: We include some of the popular content formats available on the torrent sites we feature.
- Banned in the following countries: If we have information that a torrent site has been banned in a particular country, we include this information.
- Supports instant downloads: We indicate whether a torrent site supports instant download or not.
- Mirrors/Alternate URLs/IPs: We include mirror sites and/or IP addresses to allow you other means of accessing a torrent site in case it has been blocked by your ISP.
- Number of torrents: We include the total number of torrents available on a site at the time of compiling this list.
- Speed test: We downloaded the same file from all of these websites using ExpressVPN and listed the results under each torrenting website (100MB/s connection out of Estonia).