YTS/YIFY torrent site was shut down permanently since November, 2015, which also has effect on other hit torrent sites like The Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrent, because YTS/YIFY used to share many movie of high quality files with them. So where can you go to find and get your favorite movie/music/TV show/game/book/software's torrent materials in 2016? This post will make a collection of top 10 torrent sites 2016 based on their ranks and popularity.
Is It Legal/Safe to Download Files from Best/Top Torrent Sites 2016? There is no room for doubt that torrent is unequal to piracy. The torrent protocol is just a transmission pattern for users to download files more easily. But what makes the download illegal lies in the torrent content. Thus, you'd better check your country's related rules out before doing so to ensure you'll not against the laws, especially when you wanna get a great many torrent files online.
Torrent websites are places using peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocol as to every user holds the downloaded file, thus the large file can be held with more seeds so that users can download it more rapidly. P2P file sharing tech is quite widespread worldwide and totally legal while some content transferred through P2P are copyrighted.
#1 Top Torrent Sites 2016 - KickassTorrents
Global Rank: 88
Torrents Content: Movies, TV Shows, (Lossless) Music, Games, Apps, Anime, Books, XXX
KickassTorrents, also named KAT, was built in 2008. And after several years' developing, it took the NO.1 place among the most visited peer-to-peer torrent sharing sites worldwide in November, 2014. Although KickassTorrents claims that all of its torrent files follow the DMCA rules, no infringing torrents at all, it still receives many copyright infringement punishments. For example, UK and Belgian ISPs blocked its access in succession in 2013, Google starts to move its search results since July 2015, and Chrome/Firefox browsers also blocks direct access to KAT site for it contains harmful malicious ads. We have to say those measures really have influences on KAT, but it still ranks higher than other sites. Bad news is KickassTorrents was shut down by US goverment in July, 2016.
#2 Top Torrent Sites 2016 - Torrentz
Global Rank: 187
Torrents Content: Movie, TV, Music, Games, etc.
Beside the above mentioned four torrent categories verified by date on the web, it also shows user hot searched torrent keyword like Big Bang Theory, Hindi movies, Star Wars, American Horror Story, as well as the Fresh popular and Week's top torrents at the bottom. As the second most popular torrent site in 2012/2015, Torrentz also ranks the third place here. It acts much better as a powerful torrent search engine rather than a pure torrent source site like KickassTorrents, where you can search and find various .torrent files from many torrent sites. Paramount studio once sent DMCA claim to Google to eliminate Torrentz index which features links to its copyrighted content, but nothing changed at last. | Torrenz Movie Download
#3 Top Torrent Sites 2016 - The Pirate Bay
Global Rank: 232
Torrents Content: Movies, TV Shows, Music, Apps, Games, Porn
As all avid torrent downloaders know, The Pirate Bay (TPB, established in 2003) is often down and under the attack by several copyright firms because of bringing copyrighted content available online. Through years of legal struggles, The Pirate Bay is now facing an enormous challenge for it may be forced to go off the grid after the shutdown of Popcorn Time and YIFY torrent. It ranked the 5th place months ago, and soon takes the 3rd place of RARGB. >> Fix The Pirate Bay Down Now | Top Anime Sites Review
#4 Top Torrent Sites 2016 - ExtraTorrent
Global Rank: 401
Torrents Content: Movies, TV, Music, Anime, Games, Books, Software, Pictures, Mobile, Adult/Porn
Directory based ExtraTorrent.cc is the 2th best torrent sites 2016. It's banned in many countries including India for its large amount of pirated contents. With live chat feature and no pop ads, it's of course the best place to browse and free download torrents of various kinds safely. It suffered DoS attack by hackers and was down for some time in the early 2015. But through efforts by the site's operators, it soon moved its resources into a new data center in December and came back online. You can download free torrent much safer and faster now.
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#5 Top Torrent Sites 2016 - RAGBG
Global Rank: 669
Torrents Content: Movies, TV Shows, Music, Apps, Games, Porn
We have to admit that Rarbg/PBG is a rising star among the top 10 torrent sites (for movies). Although Rarbg was blocked in many regions, UK included, and tons of links were taken off Facebook in 2015, it still a good choice to get magnet links and top box office/movie torrent files. From its most recent news, users are recommended to switch utorrent/bittorrent (torrent download) client to another one due to "peer flooding" that may lead slower download speed.
#6 Top Torrent Sites 2016 - isoHunt.to
Global Rank: 2,670
Torrents: Anime, Software, Games, Adult, Movies, Music, Series & TV, Books
Formerly named isoHunt.com, isoHunt.to was newly founded in 2003 and closed by MPAA in 2013 for copyright infringing. As one of the mainstream BitTorrent search engine, its users conducted up to 40 million searches per month early in 2006, let alone in 2016 with more torrent resources and aficionados.
The design of this site is a little bit different from other best torrent sites 2016 for its main body is full with torrent articles regarding safe torrent downloading and website update news, focusing more on anime, softwar and games.
#7 Top Torrent Sites 2016 - BitSnoop
Global Rank: 5,139
Torrents Content: Video, Audio, Games, Software
Launched and went public in 2009, BitSnoop is a relatively newer torrent site. As a torrent search engine like Torrentz, it provides visitors over 20 million of torrent files to search and select. You may not know that it formed a team specially to find and remove the torrent files with Trojans/virus, ban related spam uploaders.
#8 Top Torrent Sites 2016 - YourBittorent
Global Rank: 5,898
Torrents Content: Movies, Television, Music, Games, Software, Anime, Ebooks
YourBittorrent's pevious name is myBittorrent. Born in 2004 and grew out as one of the biggest torrent sites, it now owns millions of visitors per month. Unfortunately, the relationship breakdown of its two owners finally led to its disappear and the new site of yourBittorrent established by one of myBittorrent's registrar. Many users concerns about the security of yourBittorrent, and we can still see many ads on its homepage.
#9 Top Torrent Sites 2016 - TorrentBox
Global Rank: 628,749
Torrents Content: Movies, Software, Books, TV, Mobile Video, Anime
TorrentBox comes at the 9th position in this top torrent sites 2016 list. It's also a new site that gaining popular in a quite short extent of time. On the homepage, a free exclusive binary client is promoted at the top, claiming to "provide a maximum of security & high speed".
#10 Top Torrent Sites 2016 - 1337X
Global Rank: 5,181,961
Torrents Content: Movie, Anime, Apps, Documentaries, Games, Music, TV, XXX
The last spot on the best 10 torrent sites 2016 list goes to 1337X. Its rank has dropped so much that we just place it at the 10th one. It allows both Fi9les and magnet links downloading from torrents. And it newly added a Christmas Movies option for users to look for some holiday movies 2015-2016 or so.
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