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The 15 best KickassTorrents alternatives to use in 2020

15 best alternatives to KickassTorrents [2020 list]

best kickasstorrents alternatives 2020

The story of KickassTorrents is probably one of the most known ones, even among those who don’t normally torrent download their content. Not only because of the site’s popularity, but the fashion in which it went down.

For those who need a quick refresher, here’s a reminder of what happened. Basically, in 2016, the US government institutions took down the website and arrested its owner on various piracy charges.

Before all of this happened, KickassTorrents was a haven to download the latest TV shows, movies, music, e-books and software, all without spending a single penny. Much of this material was, of course, copyrighted.

Even though many users attempted to restore the website back on the internet, it seems that even its mirror links were taken down after the raid.

In this article I want to list my choice for the best alternatives to KickassTorrents to use in 2020. Just for the record, I’m not promoting nor encouraging the download of copyrighted material, torrent that kind of stuff at your own risk.

The reason I made this list was because many users (including me) missed the user-friendliness of “KickassTorrents” and the ability to find the stuff and the ability to download stuff at high speeds.

Anyway, here’s my take on the best KickassTorrents alternatives currently available on the net.

Before proceeding, should you be worried by the act of torrenting?

No, not at all. Torrenting by itself is a completely legal practice, as long as you’re downloading stuff that is free to share and not copyrighted. It should be noted, however, that your PC’s identity is visible and may be a monitoring target for certain authorities.

Sounds scary? Well, there’s a simple solution

In order to protect yourself while torrenting whatever you want to torrent, you must use a VPN. VPNs also known as Virtual Private Networks will help you hide your identity from interested parties.

So, if you don’t want to receive copyright violations or messages from certain government entities, best to retain your freedom and anonimity with the help of a VPN.

A list of the best alternatives to Kickass Torrents in 2020

1.The Pirate Bay

thepiratebayBefore KickassTorrents even came into existence, “pirates” were already docking at the pirate bay. Despite many strikes from the government, blockages, copyright infringement notices and server takedowns, somehow the website survived it all and to this day it remains arguably the largest torrenting website in the world.

Movies, games, TV shows, software, you name it The Pirate Bay’s directory has it all to offer for its users. Without a doubt, it is the best alternative to KickassTorrents available on the internet right now, and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 200 million
  • Most visitors by country: United States (21.7 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2003
  • Sign up required? No (Optional for more features)

Type of content:

Video, audio, apps, games, adult and others.

Pros:
Arguably the largest index of torrents on the net right now, you’ll find literally anything.

Cons:
Heavily monitored by the authorities, blocked in many countries. Not recommended to use without a layer of identity protection.

2. RARBG

RarbgRARBG is another website that’s quite famous, or rather infamous. Founded back in 2008, it also got taken down the same year following pressures from government authorities. Since then, the website has been blocked in several countries including Portugal, Denmark, the UK and Saudi Arabia.

Despite the pressure and blocks in certain countries, the website is still alive, kicking and offers visitors vast amounts of torrentable content on its servers. Mostly of which are movies and TV shows. If you are looking to download from this library of films, consider a VPN for your own safety of course.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 90 million
  • Most visitors by country: United States (28 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2008
  • Sign up required? No

Type of content:

Games, audio, video content. With the largest focus on video material.

Pros:
Very large database of torrents and magnet links, especially concerning movies and TV shows. Easy to browse and download.

Cons:
Might be a bit complicated to use at first. The design is a bit dated as well.

3.TorrentDownloads

torrentdownloadsAnother platform that’s worth mentioning is simply called “TorrentDownloads”. While the website might be less known to those who frequently torrent, nevertheless, it’s a great alternative to the beloved “KickassTorrents”.

Take a glance at their index of torrents and magnet links and you’ll see for yourself. Apps, music albums, movies and TV shows, you name it. The platform offers it all.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 14 million
  • Most visitors by country: United States (13 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2010
  • Sign up required? No (Optional)

Type of content:

TV shows, movies, anime and video games make up the majority of the content here, with software, audiobooks and other stuff also available.

Pros:
One of the best “KickassTorrents” alternatives in terms of design and user-friendliness out there. Easy to find the things you are looking for.

Cons:
Another victim of website blocking. The best and safest method to access is via a VPN.

4. LimeTorrents

limetorrentsLimeTorrents is another alternative that also offers users a huge index of magnet links and torrents for downloads. In fact, after Kickass was taken down, many users migrated here looking for similar usability and content quantity.

One major restriction on the website is its content upload policy. In an effort to maintain its operations, LimeTorrents actively monitors what type of torrents people publish on their website.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 12 million
  • Most visitors by country: United States (16 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2017
  • Sign up required? No (Optional)

Type of content:

Despite the restrictions on content, I’ve mentioned earlier, you can still find a huge showing of movies, TV shows, videos games and music.

Pros:
Great selection of torrents, a super easy to navigate menu to browse and find what you’re looking for.

Cons:

In terms of cons, there’s nothing specifically negative about it, however, considering that it’s blocked in a number of countries, it would be in your best interest to download torrents from this site using a VPN service.

5.IsoHunt

isohuntIsoHunt is a smaller website when compared to other platforms on this list. Nonetheless, the site has a very active user community, as a result of its wide content range available to users.

All of your favorite movies, shows, games, books available at your fingertips for instant downloading.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 1 million
  • Most visitors by country: United States (10 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2015
  • Sign up required? No (Download of IsoHunt client required)

Type of content:

A wide selection of video games, movies, TV shows, software, music, adult content, anime and e-books. Basically, anything you might want to download.

Pros:
Great usability for users and web design to make downloads extremely simple to engage and finish.

Cons:

Biggest “flaw” would be the need to download the client for downloads. So, it might be not suitable for those looking to quickly download what they’re looking for.

6. YourBittorrent

yourbittorrentI’ve already mentioned YouBittorrent in my previous article on Kickasstorrents proxies. As I wrote there, it’s one of the most simple alternatives to KAT one can use. Their design is great, as is the menu from which you can download torrents.

Founded back in 2003, its one of the oldest surviving peer-to-peer sharing websites out there. And you can trust me on this, you will really find whatever you’re looking for. Their catalogue includes: movies, TV shows, music, video games and other stuff.

A simple search will lead you to the result section.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 1.8 million
  • Most visitors by country: United States (13 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2003
  • Sign up required? No for just downloads

Type of content:

Various, including movies, TV shows, games and so on.

Pros:
A wide selection of torrents, great usability and user-friendliness

Cons:

Blocked in many countries, so a VPN and proxy is recommended for accessing it safely and avoiding blockage from internet providers.

7. YTS.AG

ytsYTS is another provider I’ve talked about already just recently. Quite infamous in its own right, it was taken down a number times and has since re emerged under different domains. Arguably the most famous version of the site was known as YTS.AG.

The good news is that to this day it has retained the same great, user-oriented design and its vast catalogue of movies. Being a movie-oriented website, most of its content is in HD, including the latest hollywood hits.

YTS – Kickass Torrents Alternatives

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 116 million
  • Most visitors by country: India (12 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2017
  • Sign up required? No if just downloading

Type of content:

Being a movie-oriented torrent website, the majority of content on YTS are movies. However, I’d argue it’s the largest database of free movies online, so there’s that.

Pros:
Largest selection of movie torrents in various quality, languages, from classics to latest blockbusters.

Cons:

Nothing specifically negative about the site, however, since it was taken down a number of times and is pretty popular, its best to torrent using a VPN to protect yourself.

8. TorLock

torlockTorLock is another quite known website for torrents and is frequently mentioned among lists of the best KickassTorrents alternatives. If you are looking for a source to download a variety of stuff instantaneously, look no further.

Easy search, great result filters will allow you to explore the vast catalogue of TV shows, movies, video games and find other stuff to your liking. In my opinion, it’s one of the best KAT alternatives out there, and many others seem to agree with this.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 6 million
  • Most visitors by country: India (14 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2010
  • Sign up required? No for downloads. Yes for extra features.

Type of content:

Various, including movies, TV shows, video games, e-books, etc.

Pros:
Easy to navigate, great selection of torrents, simple and fast downloads.

Cons:

There are quite a few ads throughout the website, many of which are explicit. So, its best to navigate the website with an adblock.

9. Monova

monovaAnother one of kickasstorrents alternatives is Monova. As far I know, it is also one of the oldest peer-to-peer sharing websites out there, operating since the mid 2000s. Whenever I was looking for a movie to download, I always knew that Monova had a torrent for me.

Anyway, it seems that Monova has retained its big torrent catalogue as well as their simple search system with the help of content tags. To access the torrents, a registration is needed, however you can sign in through your Facebook or Google account.

I’m sure you’ll find everything you’re looking for here, without any trouble.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Just under 1 million
  • Most visitors by country: Italy (25 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2005
  • Sign up required? Yes (Google or Facebook is enough)

Type of content:

Anything from games, e-books, podcasts, movies to music and other stuff.

Pros:
Simple search system and wide selection of torrents for every category.

Cons:

Even though the design is sufficient enough for downloading torrents, it seems a bit dated and could be simplified more I think.

10. 1337x

1337x

Another one of KickassTorrents alternatives that I want to mention is known as 1337x. If you’re familiar with the older internet language used by hackers and gamers you probably read the name as “leet” or “elite” and in that regard you are completely right.

Despite its goofy name however, 1337x really does offer an elite catalogue of various torrents to download right then and there. Movies, TV shows, games, you name it, everything from old classics to the newest popular releases.

It’s definitely one of my go to platforms for torrent downloads.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 86 million
  • Most visitors by country: US (15 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2007
  • Sign up required? Yes (Sign Up)

Type of content:

Wide array of games, movies, TV shows, books and other.

Pros:
Rich content catalogue, many categories to select from.

Cons:

Blocked by many internet providers worldwide, so as with others on this list, I would recommend avoiding the blocks and using a VPN.

11. Demonoid

demonoidDemonoid is another veteran website for torrents on the internet. Looking for an older video game, app or more obscure movies? There’s a good chance Demonoid has the thing you are looking for.

I don’t use the site as much as I used to, but back in the day, it was, without a doubt, one of my go to websites for torrent downloads. Like with any torrent website, you get a bunch of magnet files to download your torrents with. So, install any client and you should be ready to go.

Its age can be seen from the website’s design, however, it more than delivers in terms of quality downloads.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 15 million
  • Most visitors by country: US (32 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2003
  • Sign up required? No (Optional)

Type of content:

Any type – from TV shows to movies, video games, apps, audiobooks, anime and others.

Pros:
Huge content catalog, a pretty good place to find obscure stuff that other providers don’t have torrents on.

Cons:

A bit dated looking website would be the biggest drawback in my opinion.

12. Legit Torrents

legittorrentsHere’s a bit of a different alternative to KickassTorrents. As the name already gives a hint on, Legit Torrents is a completely legal catalog of torrents downloads. Yes, completely free and legal. That means you can download everything without any worries whatsoever.

While it won’t offer you the latest Marvel flicks for downloading, I have no doubt that you will find some awesome free media downloads that are completely within legal boundaries. This includes movies, TV shows, music and other good stuff.

I included it on this list, because of the stuff it offers, which is a pretty large catalog.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 230k
  • Most visitors by country: Italy (59 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2007
  • Sign up required? No

Type of content:

This being the largest database of free media and legitimate torrents, you’ll find everything from free movies, TV shows, e-books, apps and so on.

Pros:
Lots of downloads available, simple website designs.

Cons:

The biggest drawback in my opinion is the fact that the website isn’t updated regularly, so getting the latest stuff might be more challenging if you plan on downloading something every day.

13. Vuze

vuzeVuze is another KickassTorrent alternative that might be less known to the general public.

It’s a bit different in the sense that it doesn’t simply offer torrents, but it acts as a client for torrent downloads as well.

Let’s say your friend creates a torrent for a movie he has, you can download it with the help of Vuze and be much more secure while doing so than with other clients. Not only is it a simple downloading tool, it’s a complete torrent management platform.

But downloads are also available from Vuze itself. I’d say their specialty is various apps for PCs and mobiles, as well as some entertainment media.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 1.3 million
  • Most visitors by country: US (21 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2003
  • Sign up required? No

Type of content:

Large database of various stuff, however applications, movies and TV shows are its main focus in my opinion.

Pros:
Lots of content available, simple downloads. Moreover, you can exchange torrents as well.

Cons:

It lacks some other media downloads, in my opinion, so it definitely isn’t an all-around type of platform. However, that can be compensated with exchange of torrents.

14. TorrentFunk

torrentfunkTorrentFunk on the other hand, is a pretty well known website, both to torrenting enthusiasts and law enforcement.

Considering that it was blocked and taken down a number of times, I think it’s amazing that it survived it all and still manages to deliver users its wonderful catalog of torrents.

It’s really easy to use as well, so even if you’re browsing for the first time, I’m sure you’ll have no problems finding the stuff you’re looking for. It’s definitely one of my go to sites to get the stuff I want.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 2.5 million
  • Most visitors by country: US (15 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2010
  • Sign up required? No

Type of content:

Huge chunk of everything you might need. This includes movies, TV shows, apps, audiobooks, anime and other stuff.

Pros:
Only verified downloads come onto the site. That means there’s no risk in downloading whatever you want.

Cons:

A bit generic design, however its more than compensated by the amount of quality content.

15. Kodi

kodiKodi is a unique case on this list since it’s focus isn’t torrent downloads as such, instead you get to stream various media with the help of your torrent client.

Want to see movies, documentaries, TV shows or other media for free, without waiting for downloads? Kodi is the best option on this list.

However, you will need to download some stuff beforehand – that is the Kodi add-on and their VPN bypass. Then you’re free to watch whatever you please.

Important facts:

  • Visitors per month: Around 9 million
  • Most visitors by country: US (24 percent of traffic)
  • Launch year: 2004
  • Sign up required? No (Installs required for Add-on and VPN by-pass)

Type of content:

You can stream whatever is available, however, no downloads.

Pros:
Great amount of content available, right there, on demand.

Cons:

No downloads available, unless you use some third-party apps.

Don’t want to use an alternative? Consider KickassTorrents proxies

I’ve already talked about proxies for KAT in a separate article. Since the original website went down, a clone website emerged almost immediately with the initiative of a group of former moderators. Authorities took notice, and blocked even that.

Good news is that there’s multiple proxies (domains) that you can still use to reach KickassTorrents in 2020. Even though these domains are being shut down from time to time, new ones emerge, leaving a chance to access the content library for users regardless.

All you need to do on your side is pick up a good VPN to protect yourself from peeping eyes.

Here’s my list of KickassTorrent proxies working in 2020.

So, what actually happened with the original KickassTorrents website?

As I’ve mentioned, and you already know as you’re here, reading this article is that the original KickassTorrents website is no longer present. So, why was it taken down in the first place?

Well, when talking about the site, it’s very important to talk about its owner Artem Vaulin. The guy was charged with multiple accounts of copyright infringement as well as being part of a money laundering scheme.

As the Homeland security department has stated, the whole operation to take down the site was done undercover. The main thing that raised suspicions to the authorities was the fact that KickassTorrents, at its peak, managed to generate more than 15 million dollars from ads each year.

The agents managed to trace back Artem’s IP adress and his location (Poland). Arrested in the country, he was later, given to the authorities in the US for trial.

So yeah, a pretty huge story.

All in all,

I’ve talked about and listed my top choices for KickassTorrents alternatives. Each of them provides unique downloads to the user and I’m sure people will find whatever torrents they are looking for.

If you don’t want to use an alternative, there’s proxies to reach the clone site as well.


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