Comparison of BitTorrent sites

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There are many different BitTorrent websites. They typically contain multiple torrent files and an index of those files. In a typical scenario, a user would enter such a site and browse or search for the content they desire, based on the torrent descriptions posted at the site by other users. If a torrent with the sought content is found, the user could download that torrent.

Such websites each have different features to facilitate the user's search.

Features[edit]

BitTorrent Tracker[edit]

BitTorrent sites may operate a BitTorrent tracker. A tracker provides the site with greater control over user interaction with the content offered by the site. Operating a tracker should not be confused with hosting content.

Directory[edit]

A directory allows users to browse the content available on site based on various categories. For example, a directory may let users browse through cookbooks in books section. A directory is also a site like filesharingz.com where users can find websites. In bittorrent's case, users can find trackers and bittorrent-related sites on these directories.

Comments[edit]

Some sites let users post comments about files. Comments allow user to gain additional information before deciding to download a file. This is especially useful when dealing with larger files which may take hours or even days to download.

Specialization[edit]

BitTorrent sites may either focus on certain content —for example, etree.org focuses on Live Concerts— or may have no particular focus, like Mininova. Some sites specialize as search engines of other torrent sites (see below).

Multi-tracker index[edit]

Some sites like 'Torrentz.eu' or Torrentus index and provide a combined listing of torrents found on multiple other torrent index sites. This saves time looking for torrents on different other sites. And chances of finding difficult-to find files are increased.

DHT search[edit]

Search over DHT network.

Site comparison[edit]

The following table compares the features of various BitTorrent sites. It is by no means exhaustive. Alexa ranking is accurate as of 15 December 2014.

Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One-click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index DHT search Alexa Traffic Rank
The Pirate Bay None No[1] Yes[2] Yes Yes Magnet only Yes Yes No No 91[3]
Torrentz None No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 198[4]
KickassTorrents None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 305[5]
ExtraTorrent None  ? Yes Yes Yes No VIP only Yes  ?  ? 357[6]
Nyaa Torrents Anime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  ? 874[7]
EZTV Television[8] No Yes Yes Yes[9] Yes Yes Yes Yes No 1,233[10]
iptorrents.com None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No  ? 2,453[11]
BitSnoop None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? 2,712[12]
torrentreactor.net None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No 5,677[13]
TorrentLeech.org Scene Releases Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 7,180[14]
h33t None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes  ? 8,505[15]
Torlock Verified Torrents No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 10,186[16]
TorrentProject None No Yes[17] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 83,109[18]
YourBittorrent None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 12,862[19]
AsiaTorrents Asian Media Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No 15,060[20]
BTDigg None No No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 11,684[21]
what.cd Albums Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 7,908[22]
broadcasthe.net Television Yes  ? No  ? Yes  ? Yes  ?  ? 16,285[23]
revolutiontt.me  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23,088[24]
Mininova Legally redistributable media No Yes Yes Yes[25] Yes Yes Yes No No 30,056[26]
BT-Chat.com Verified Groups No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 43,594[27]
sceneAccess.eu  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 27,636[28]
HDBits.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 34,499[29]
TorrentUs All categories No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 33,587[30]
myanonamouse.net Books Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 42,080[31]
AnimeSuki Anime & otaku subculture[32] No Yes[33] Yes Yes Yes Only new torrents No No No 45,061[34]
FullDLs  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 50,390[35]
Bitme.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 64,719[36]
Tormovies Films No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 111,786[37]
Mamega.com All categories No[38] Yes[39] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 126,211[40]


YourExotic Asian Porn Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No 79,304[41]
thegft.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 144,195[42]
TranceTraffic  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 165,845[43]


bitmetv.org  ?  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 76,952[44]
blackcats-games.net Video Games Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 82,147[45]
etree Live Concerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 113,531[46]
1337x.org None No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No 259,377[47]
AniRena Japanese/Asian media Yes Yes[48] Yes Yes[49] Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes 500,549[50]
OpenBitTorrent None Yes No Yes No No No No No No 459,117[51]
zoozle.org  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 549,691[52]


MovieMagnet Films No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 473,413[53]
Buhaypirata Networks Philippine Media Yes Yes Semi-public (Some torrents are private) Yes No Yes Yes Yes (for "external" torrent source) Yes (for "external" torrent source) 467,931 [54]
torrentportal.com  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 659,889[55]
Legit Torrents Legally free media[56] Yes Yes Yes Yes[57] Yes Yes Yes No No 714,566[58]
coda.fm Albums  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes 819,064[59]
TorrentTree.com None No No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No 844,664[60]
Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index DHT search Alexa Traffic Rank

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pirate Bay Tracker Shuts Down for Good at Torrent Freak
  2. ^ Pirate Bay
  3. ^ Pirate Bay at Alexa
  4. ^ Torrentz at Alexa
  5. ^ KickassTorrents at Alexa
  6. ^ ExtraTorrent at Alexa
  7. ^ Nyaa Torrents at Alexa
  8. ^ "EZTV FAQ". 
  9. ^ "EZRSS". 
  10. ^ Eztv at Alexa
  11. ^ IPTorrents at Alexa
  12. ^ BitSnoop at Alexa
  13. ^ Torrent Reactor at Alexa
  14. ^ TorrentLeech at Alexa
  15. ^ h33t at Alexa
  16. ^ Torlock at Alexa
  17. ^ Torrent Project at Torrentproject
  18. ^ TorrentProject at Alexa
  19. ^ YourBittorrent at Alexa
  20. ^ AsiaTorrents at Alexa
  21. ^ BTDigg at Alexa
  22. ^ What.cd at Alexa
  23. ^ Broadcasthe.net at Alexa
  24. ^ Revolutiontt at Alexa
  25. ^ FAQ RSS at MiniNova
  26. ^ MiniNova at Alexa
  27. ^ BT-Chat.com at Alexa
  28. ^ SceneAccess at Alexa
  29. ^ HDBits at Alexa
  30. ^ TorrentUs at Alexa
  31. ^ MyAnonamouse at Alexa
  32. ^ "Anime Suki". 
  33. ^ "Anime Suki". 
  34. ^ Anime Suki at Alexa
  35. ^ FullDLs at Alexa
  36. ^ Bitme at Alexa
  37. ^ Tormovies.org at Alexa
  38. ^ Mamega free download at Mamega
  39. ^ "Mamega". 
  40. ^ Mamega.com at Alexa
  41. ^ YourExotic at Alexa
  42. ^ TheGFT at Alexa
  43. ^ TranceTraffic at Alexa
  44. ^ Bitmetv at Alexa
  45. ^ blackcats-games at Alexa
  46. ^ eTree at Alexa
  47. ^ 1337x at Alexa
  48. ^ Browser at AniRena
  49. ^ RSS at AniRena
  50. ^ AniRena at Alexa
  51. ^ Open BitTorrent at Alexa
  52. ^ [1] at Alexa
  53. ^ MovieMagnet at Alexa
  54. ^ "Buhaypirata.net". 
  55. ^ Torrent Portal at Alexa
  56. ^ "Legit Torrents". 
  57. ^ RSS at Legit Torrents
  58. ^ Legit Torrents at Alexa
  59. ^ Coda.fm at Alexa
  60. ^ TorrentTree at Alexa