Since emerging as a popular platform for people to share data amongst themselves in the early to mid 2000’s, BitTorrent and torrent search engines have become engrained in online culture. Although licensed and unlicensed streaming sites have been gaining in popularity in the past 2 years, peer-to-peer torrents remain a key way to share and acquire content.
While you’re most likely family with pioneering sites like the Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents (RIP), there is an ever evolving world of torrent trackers and sites that you may not be aware of. Here’s our top five search sites and trackers that you may not have heard of.
#1 – TorrentDownloads.me
This .me domain is a great place for .you to find fast and reliable P2P torrents. The design is modern, easy to use and features a homepage showing the content that has been added in the last 24 hours. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, this property claims to be the biggest BitTorrent system on the web.
#2 – EZTV.ag
If you haven’t heard of EZTV before, all you need to know is this tracker outlines it’s ease of use and primary content index in the four letters that make up the domain. Formally located at .it and .ch domains, EZTV has continued to move in order to ensure maximum uptime. This tracker also hosts an active form for content enthusiasts where you can make requests and get assistance.
#3 – TorrentProject.se
Originally started in 2010, this site has become more and more popular as other trackers have went offline or struggled to survive. The interface is simple, focusing on searching and displaying results from over 80 different trackers. The index is updated approximately every ten minutes, ensuring the content and links are always up to date.
#4 – 1337x
Despite having a design reminiscent of an adult entertainment site, 1337x has become a well respected source for indexing BitTorrent files. The search function is easy to use and content can be browsed by genre in the event you’re not looking for anything specific. 1337x also has a nice trending tab that shows you what content is popular across the web.
#5 – RARBG
This tracker is a little old school in its appearance, but delivers in its listing of content. Originally started as an index of Bulgarian content, this property has grown to include content from across the web. The Top 10 page is broken down by category and includes thumbnails (where available) when you mouse over the links. Don’t let the looks turn you away and give this one a look.
Don’t forget to protect your privacy when accessing these sites by using a VPN service or similar offering. Although the sites listed above have been in operation for years, you never know when your connection could be compromised. If you know of a property that we’ve missed, feel free to share it with us in the comments below.