by Sarah Cage
Top Kickass Torrents Alternatives in 2023 - Torrenting is better than traditional upload and download method any day; transferring files traditionally is handled by FTP or HTTP protocols and the transfer is affected by numbers of factors like the type of protocol, the number of people downloading the filesat the same time,and resources of the server among other things. Torrent, on the other hand, works in a better and more efficient way by connecting a computer with a Bit torrent Swam and downloading the file in a smaller bit but reliable manner. Torrenting is the ideal method to download huge files from the internet without the fear of failed download halfway.
We are at the era where everyone needs to download or upload digital content, more than fifty percent of the world populations have something to do on the internet every day, and the stats go up because everything seems to be connected to the internet nowadays. With the increase in web traffic, innovations like torrent were put in place to enhance uploading and downloading content from the internet, and some websites put the innovation to good use, one of such website was Kickass Torrent; kat.cr.
Before you get too excited about downloading gigabytes worth of data with torrent in few minutes, be mindful that torrent is highly frowned upon in many countries, and it is a punishable offense in countries like the United States of America. The government believes that Torrent websites promote pirating trade. Thus they sometimes go after the website owners and the not users. Furthermore, some torrent websites don’t work with VPNs, thus forcing users going in without extra protection.
In its days, KickAss Torrent was really a bad-ass in providing great contents, but good things don’t last; KickAss Torrent faced the wrath of US law two years ago because of some pirating issues; as a result the website was seized, and the founder of the website is serving jail time. Since then, many copycats have sprung up but did not achieve their aim or popularity of the original KickAss Torrent, even some pleasant staff of the original KickAss Torrent tried to resurrect the website by legal means but failed, so KickAss Torrent is gone for good. However, there are worthy alternatives that can offer you what KickAss used to offer; they may not be the original KickAss Torrent but will surely not let you feel the absence of KickAss Torrent. Let us get started;
The Pirate Bay (TPB) is one of the torrent websites to have stood the test of many challenges such as time and legal battles, many of the similar services that started at the same time as The Pirate Bay are nowhere to be found. TPB has always been the target of ISP blocking, even sometimes in 2017, the website and all its mirrors went down, but today The Pirate Bay is still operative and proudly providing Torrent downloading service to anyone who needs it.
The Pirate Bay is a place to find both free and legitimate premium contents; there are vast collections of free software, videos, books, and other contents.
1337x rose quickly to fame thanks to the fall of giant torrent websites like KickAss Torrent and ExtraTorrent. It may not have the same quality as KickAss Torrent or The Pirate Bay but is one of the most used torrent websites throughout the world. Maybe its popularity is because of its usability and simplicity; the website features fewer advertisements, the interface design is as minimalistic and visually appealing as it can be.
The ‘top 100 section’ featured by 1337x is a category you must explore, it comprises 100 most trending torrents on the website or check out the weekly updates of most trending torrents in each category, you can also use the search bar to locate torrents faster.
Many websites tried to emulate KickAss Torrent in everything and failed, so Kat.sx should be commended for maintaining about ninety percent of KickAss Torrent standard. The only downside of Kat.sx is that the website is a bit malicious and features a lot of spam pages, but if you are smart enough to use the service of good add blockers like Opera browser and internet security apps, you will enjoy a seamless torrent downloading experience.
Nyaa.si is another reliable torrenting website based in Japan, though the source of the website may be Japan, most its contents are in English language, even the website is written in English. Like any other thriving torrent website, Nyaa.si has also faced a lot of legal issues in Japan, the website has now resolved to mirrors and clones but still effective. Nyaa.si is a popular destination for the Manga Animes, and this is the main point of attraction to the website. So, if the reason you are missing KickAss Torrent is animation movies, they Nyaa.si is there to serve you more animation movies.
The website design is cool and neat, and you can sort the contents using different criteria such as size, date, seeds, peers, etc.
RARBG’s popularity is still growing, but yet a worthy alternative to KickAss Torrent. Maybe because of its less popularity, RARBG rarely faces takedowns like other torrent websites, thus making a reliable source of torrent contents. Unfortunately, you can’t be a seeder (people who upload on torrent websites) on RARBG until you have registered for an account. However, you can download all RARBG contents if you have the time and resources to do so.
YTS.ag was accused of hijacking the name and popularity from now a defunct torrent website also named YTS(YIFY), but despite the accusation and the grumblings, people can’t still resist what YTS.ag has to offer. YTS.ag runs almost independently because other torrents website refused to work with it, maybe out of jealousy or still holding to the name hijacking issue. Nevertheless, YTS.ag on its own is still one of the best.
You can find excellent collections of high-quality movies you can download for free, and this is the major reason people can’t resist the website.
You may have heard of LimeTorrent, and you may have not; LimeTorrent is a new torrent website and is gaining ground fast, it is highly predictable that LimeTorrent will soon hold the ace as torrent downloading service receives more attention worldwide. LimeTorrent is an excellent website to find both free and legal contents as need and a credible alternative to KickAsss.
Zooqle is everything about file downloads; be it magnetic links, torrents or direct downloads, which other websites will be desperate to serve you your favorite contents like this. Be wary of the malicious scripts that run in the background, make sure you have an efficient antivirus before you attempt downloading anything from Zooqle. Other than that, you may not need any other torrent website to download from.
TorLock is another one of the popular torrent websites that have stood the test of time; after so many tussles the website is still running, you can get any free or premium torrent downloads on the website. The only downside of TorLock is that most files in its library are not well named or sometimes not named at all; this makes users download irrelevant files most of the time.
Torrentz2 came to replace Torrentz.eu after it shut down but unlike YTS.ag, Torrentz2 made it known legally that it does not pose as the original Torrentz.eu website. Better, though, Torrentz2 is doing everything to be better than downed Torrentz.eu by partnering over 60 similar torrent websites to deliver unlimited contents.
Torrent Downloads is an alternative to KickAss Torrent that does exactly what its name states, i.e.; it provides a lot of torrent files for users to download, the website also features direct downloads in case you get tired of torrent downloads.
SeedPeer is a rebranded popular website once named Meganova. The site provides varieties of high-quality torrents for users to download; it is one of the torrent website bold enough to share adult contents. Other notable categories that can be found on SeedPeer include movies, Tv shows, games, apps, music, books, animes, etc.
YourBitTorrent is exceptional with its website design and other torrents related services such as news and discussion forum. Aside from torrent downloads, the website also offers direct traditional downloads. YourBitTorrent can serve as a credible alternative to KickAss Torrent in terms of different contents such as software, videos, music, etc.
If you will ever find a torrent website that hosts adult-free contents or displays none adult-related adverts, the BitLord would be it. BitLord has done a great job on sanitizing contents that are uploaded to its server, though the website gives every user the privilege to upload contents, but the content will be well examined before it is accessible to other users, and users too can report any improper or malicious file so it can be removed immediately.
If you are desperate on finding an equally useful alternative to KickAss Torrent, then you should check out iDope. The website was designed to be a powerful search engine for other torrent websites; the website itself host a few collections of different files, but it can help you locate files from another torrent website, all you will need to do is to follow the link generated.
Torrent Funk has invested a lot of effort in delivering the best user experience among other torrent websites. The website design and layout is outstanding, and adequate information is provided on every torrent file existing in the Torrent Funk collection. Torrent Funk has over ten million torrent files on its server, of over 3 million are verified and legally curated. Amazingly, Torrent Funk also provides UseNet torrent file downloads.
If you are searching for an alternative to KickAss Torrent because of movies and TV series, then you’ve found a good one, MKVCage even does it better. MKVCage focuses more on entertainment because it is home to hundred thousands of DVD ripped contents, just any movie you are looking for can be found on this website; legally curated movies, even unlicensed or pirated ones. MKVCage provides streaming service to Openland and other similar websites.
GloTorrents is an unpopular torrent website that should be explored in the bid to find a suitable alternative for KickAss Torrent alternative. The website posts torrent files, direct downloads, and magnetic links for users to download for free and without registration. GloTorrents also do well to provide adequate information on every item posted.
Torrent.tm serves as a proper search engine for other torrents website; it has none self-hosted contents but would acquire one from a reliable source when requested. A funny observation about Torrent.tm though, its logo looks almost like the Firefox logo.
Unless you are a fan of the porn industry, you will need an ad-blocker to access this website. Toros displays excessive porn ads, and the website’s owners can’t be blamed, that is how they make their money after providing free torrent videos for download. However, you will have access to an excellent collection of movies on this website, and they are stream-ready.
While KickAss is not available anymore, torrent files are available in abundant and what might have been denying your access to them is torrent websites, now you have those too in abundance.
Disclaimer: We do not endorse your sharing of copyrighted contents through these KAT alternatives. You can break the local law of your location by doing so. The result may be criminal lawsuits from your authority.
About Sarah Cage
Sarah Cage is an accomplished education writer known for her insightful and engaging work in the field. With a passion for empowering students and teachers alike, she has made a significant impact through her thought-provoking articles and research papers.