Almost everyone has heard about Zooqle, the purported mega-index of torrents. The site is now offline, and it’s not coming back any time soon. One of the top public torrent indexes on the web seems to be gone forever. With that said, there are always alternatives to popular websites which offer similar functionality. Below, we look at some alternative sites like Zooqle (and some other great resources) for future use.
The Rise and Fall of Zooqle
Zooqle started out as an invite-only private tracker sometime in 2017 but opened up to the general public after four months or so. By October 2018, TorrentFreak ran several articles on this “world’s biggest torrent site,” and the site claimed to index over 100 million active torrents. However, after law enforcement agencies cracked down on major pirate sites like Kickass Torrents, Solarmovie, YTS.ag earlier this year, Zooqle was finally taken down by DMCA notices as well.
While most people are still reeling from the loss of Zooqle, many of you might not have heard about other websites that exist in similar space or which offer very similar functionality. We’ve compiled a list of top alternatives to Zooqle (and various other resources) for future reference:
15 Zooqle Alternatives – Torrent Sites That Work
The Pirate BayThe Pirate Bay is one of the oldest and most well-known torrent sites on the web. It’s been around for over a decade and has weathered many storms. According to Alexa, TPB is currently ranked as the world’s 66th most popular website.
Torlock is a BitTorrent search engine that specializes in providing high-quality torrents with correct release information. The site currently indexes over 7 million active torrents and has an Alexa rank of about 6,076 in the United States.
This is another very popular torrent index that deals mainly in indie games, movies, TV shows, music, and adult content. The site is currently ranked #333 in the US and has a global rank of #321. It’s been around since 2010 and focuses on high-quality content. 1337x also hosts a vibrant community forum where users can discuss torrents, get help from other members, etc.
This website indexes just under 800,000 active torrents in its index at the time of writing. According to Alexa, the site is currently ranked #728 in India and #3,775 globally. Like other popular torrent sites (mentioned above), Extra Torrent also has a vibrant forum community for users to discuss various topics related to file sharing, movies, etc.
YTS or YIFY was one of the most widely used movie release groups on BitTorrent networks before it shut down back in 2016. So many members of this defunct group have simply banded together under the same banner and formed a new site called “YTS.” This new site hosts all old content from the original group and is a good alternative for Zooqle users who were heavy into downloading movies and TV shows.
This site is mainly dedicated to providing high-quality TV torrents to its users. According to Alexa it’s currently ranked as the #3,161 most popular website in India and has a global rank of #5,980. The site indexes about 310,000 active torrents at the time of writing.
This website also specializes in movies and TV shows but goes an extra mile by offering premium streaming hosting services on its platform to help increase user convenience. You can watch all your favorite movies/TV shows directly on this site without needing any third-party player or VLC, for that matter! On top of that, iDope also has a decent collection of various other multimedia content, including music, ebooks, comics, etc.
This site is mainly focused on providing high-quality torrents for indie games and has a very large catalog of Hollywood movies/TV shows. According to Alexa, the site has over 100,000 active torrents at the time of writing and ranks among the top 700 sites in India. It’s currently #11,001 globally, but it won’t be long before it catches up with even bigger websites.
This website is an amalgamation of various popular torrent sites rolled into one. You can find pretty much everything on this site, including high-quality TV shows, movies, music, games, etc. The site has a little over 200,000 active torrents at the time of writing and has generated good buzz among internet communities. It ranks #1337 in India according to Alexa, but that will change by next month or so for sure!
Another new entrant into this list is Pirateiro which indexes around 790,000 active torrents right now. Like most other websites mentioned above, it also offers a very vibrant community forum where users can discuss various topics related to file sharing and other matters. The site is ranked as the #2,183 most popular website in India at the moment and has a global rank of #11,723, according to Alexa.
This website has been around for a long time now and is one of the most popular torrent communities among Indian users. According to Alexa, this website indexes just over 1 million torrents and has a global rank of #49,098. The site also allows you to download other users’ uploads directly on your own machine without any other intermediate steps, which makes it even more attractive to members.
- Magnet DL
Magnet DL is a very popular torrent site that mainly indexes anime and documentary content. According to Alexa, the site has over 190,000 active torrents and is ranked as the 1,694 most popular website in India. It also has a global rank of 36,404, making it one of the bigger players in this space.
This website is a BitTorrent tracker that was founded in 2008. Its main attraction is its wide selection of high-quality movies, but it also offers TV shows, music, games, etc. According to Alexa, the site has a global rank of 2,871 and is ranked as the 817th most popular website in India. It indexes around 370,000 active torrents at the time of writing.
This website is a BitTorrent tracker that specializes in Linux software. According to Alexa, it has a global rank of 7,586 and is ranked as the 3,512 most popular website in India. The site indexes around 190,000 active torrents at the time of writing.
So there you have it – 15 of the best torrent websites that are currently active on the internet. Keep in mind that these rankings may change over time, so it’s always advisable to check Alexa and other similar websites before choosing a particular torrent site. Happy torrenting!