11 Best Kickass Torrents Alternatives in 2023: Safe and Working


However, keep in mind that most anime is copyright protected. That means that, for the most part, content on Nyaa is illegal. The legality of using Nyaa all depends on your country’s legislation, so we urge you to consult local laws and only visit the site with a good torrenting VPN for your privacy and security.

Game of Thrones Season 3

The third season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered in the United States on HBO on March 31, 2013, and concluded on June 9, 2013. It was broadcast on Sunday at 9:00 pm in the United States, consisting of 10 episodes, each running approximately 50–60 minutes. The season is based roughly on the first half of A Storm of Swords (the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation). The series is adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. HBO renewed the series for a third season on April 10, 2012, nine days after the second season’s premiere. Production began in July 2012. The show was filmed primarily in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland and Morocco.

The story takes place in a fictional world, primarily upon a continent called Westeros, with one storyline occurring on another continent to the east, Essos. Like the novel, the season continues the storyline of The War of the Five Kings: after the death of Renly Baratheon, all four kings in Westeros believe they have a claim to the Iron Throne, besides Robb Stark, who seeks vengeance for the death of his father, Ned Stark, and independence for the North. The season also features other storylines: Daenerys Targaryen begins her rise in power in Essos; Ned’s illegitimate son, Jon Snow, goes undercover beyond the Wall; the other Stark children struggle to survive up and down Westeros, but Robb is killed; Jaime Lannister returns to the capital; and all of Westeros is informed of the reawakened threat of the Army of the Dead.

Game of Thrones features a large ensemble cast, including Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington. The season introduced a number of new cast members, including Diana Rigg, Ciarán Hinds, Nathalie Emmanuel and Iwan Rheon.

Critics praised the show’s production values and cast. Viewership yet again rose compared to the previous season. It won 2 of the 16 Emmy Awards for which it was nominated; nominations included Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Dinklage), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Clarke) and Outstanding Drama Series. It also won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Drama Series.

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“Valar Dohaeris”

After the White Walkers’ attack, the surviving Night’s Watchmen, including Samwell Tarly and Jeor Mormont, pledge to return to the Wall and warn the Seven Kingdoms. Jon is brought before Mance Rayder, the “King beyond the Wall”, and pledges his loyalty to the Wildlings. A scarred Tyrion Lannister attempts to negotiate Casterly Rock from Tywin, who offers lesser promises. Margaery Tyrell engages in charitable acts with King’s Landing orphans. Littlefinger offers to help Sansa Stark escape King’s Landing. Ros warns Shae to distrust Littlefinger. Davos is rescued by Saan, who wants to break ties with Stannis Baratheon. Davos returns to Dragonstone where he unsuccessfully tries to kill Melisandre and is imprisoned. She blames him for convincing Stannis not to let her join the battle. In Essos, Daenerys Targaryen arrives in Astapor to buy an army of brutally-trained mercenary soldiers called the “Unsullied”. The Qarth warlocks attempt to assassinate her, but Selmy, a former Kingsguard commander, saves her and pledges his loyalty.

“Dark Wings, Dark Words”

Brienne continues escorting Jaime Lannister across the Riverlands to King’s Landing. He engages her in a fight, which is interrupted by Bolton soldiers who capture them. Robb Stark receives news that Winterfell was sacked, and his brothers Bran and Rickon have vanished. Robb diverts his attention from the war against the Lannisters to attend the funeral in Riverrun for Hoster Tully, Catelyn’s father. This angers Rickard Karstark, who seeks vengeance against the Lannisters for killing his sons. Arya Stark, Gendry and Hot Pie also make for Riverrun, but are waylaid by the rebel “Brotherhood without Banners”. They stop at an inn, where the captured Hound exposes Arya’s identity. Margaery and her grandmother Olenna, the “Queen of Thorns”, persuade Sansa to describe Joffrey’s deviant character. Theon Greyjoy is tortured by unknown captors. Bran, Rickon, Osha, and Hodor encounter siblings Jojen and Meera Reed, children of Stark bannerman, Howland Reed. Jojen, who shares Bran’s strange dreams, tells Bran that he can enter animals’ minds.

“Walk of Punishment”

Robb and Catelyn attend Hoster Tully’s funeral in Riverrun. Tywin Lannister sends Littlefinger to the Eyrie to marry Lysa Arryn to secure her alliance, and makes Tyrion the new Master of Coin. Hot Pie is employed by the inn, while Arya and Gendry follow the Brotherhood. Learning of the massacre at the Fist of the First Men, Rayder sends Jon and a band of Wildlings to scale the Wall and attack the Watch while it is weakened. The surviving Night’s Watch men return to Craster’s Keep, where Gilly gives birth to a son. Theon is freed by an unknown man, who later rescues him again. Melisandre leaves Dragonstone, mysteriously stating that the blood of a king is required for victory. Daenerys barters for the 8,000 Unsullied and the translator Missandei in exchange for one of her young dragons, ignoring Selmy’s and Jorah’s advice. Jaime persuades his captor, Locke, to prevent Brienne being raped by claiming her father will pay a huge ransom; Locke agrees but he then severs Jaime’s right hand without warning.

“And Now His Watch Is Ended”

Theon’s “rescuer” betrays him, returning him to the prison for more torture. After a failed escape attempt, Jaime believes himself lost without his sword hand; Brienne urges him to remain hopeful. Varys tells Tyrion how he became a eunuch, then shows him the magician who castrated him, who is now his captive. He advises Tyrion be patient for vengeance. At Craster’s Keep, the surviving Night’s Watchmen, starving, come into conflict with their host. Craster and Mormont are slain in the struggle, and Sam flees with Gilly and her new-born son. Arya and Gendry are taken to the Brotherhood’s secret cave, meeting their leader, Dondarrion, who later sentences Sandor Clegane to trial by combat with him. Margaery proposes that Sansa marry Loras, which Sansa finds agreeable, unaware he is gay. Daenerys meets with slaver Kraznys to trade one dragon for the Unsullied army. Once the deal is struck, she commands the Unsullied to kill all the slave masters, and has her dragon burn Kraznys; she frees the Unsullied, who willingly follow her.

“Kissed by Fire”

Tyrion, knowing the Crown is deeply in debt to the Iron Bank, persuades Olenna to pay for half of the royal wedding. Sansa tells Littlefinger she wants to remain in King’s Landing. Tywin discovers the Tyrells’ intend to marry Sansa to Loras. To circumvent this, he plots to marry Sansa to Tyrion, and Cersei to Loras over both Lannister’s objections. Stannis confesses his infidelity to his wife, Selyse, who says she knows and approves. Their daughter, Princess Shireen, sneaks into the dungeon to visit Davos and teaches him to read. Sandor is released after killing Dondarrion in the trial by combat. Thoros resurrects Dondarrion, using the Lord of Light’s power. Gendry remains with the Brotherhood, who intend to ransom Arya to Robb. After being delivered to Roose Bolton, Jaime tells Brienne he killed “Mad” King Aerys Targaryen to prevent his destroying King’s Landing with wildfire. Robb executes Lord Karstark after the latter murders two captive Lannister boys. With the Karstarks abandoning him, Robb hopes to make a new alliance with Walder Frey. Ygritte seduces Jon, who breaks his Night’s Watch vows. Daenerys encourages the Unsullied to choose a leader among them; they choose Grey Worm.

“The Climb”

In King’s Landing, Tywin coerces Olenna into an agreement to marry Cersei to Loras. Cersei admits to Tyrion that Joffrey tried to have him killed during the siege. Tyrion informs Shae and Sansa about his and Sansa’s betrothal. Littlefinger tells Varys that he discovered Ros was Varys’ informant and that Joffrey killed her. In the Riverlands, Melisandre buys Gendry from the Brotherhood, and foretells Arya that she will kill many people with brown eyes, green eyes, and blue eyes; she promises they will meet again. Having married Talisa, Robb strikes a new agreement with Walder Frey by giving him Harrenhal and having his uncle, Edmure Tully, marry a Frey daughter or granddaughter. Roose Bolton plans to send Jaime to King’s Landing, but refuses to allow Brienne to accompany him. At an unknown location, the mysterious man continues torturing Theon. In the North, tension arises between Osha and Meera. Beyond the Wall, Sam continues his flight with Gilly, while Jon and Ygritte scale the Wall with two other Wildlings.

“The Bear and the Maiden Fair”

In the North, Jojen tells Bran they must not stop at Castle Black, but travel beyond the Wall to find the Three-eyed Raven; Osha warns them about the White Walkers. Jon and Ygritte’s relationship deepens, angering jealous Wildling, Orell. Theon’s torturer castrates him. Robb learns Talisa is pregnant. Arya escapes the Brotherhood, only to be captured by Sandor. Melisandre tells Gendry that his father was King Robert. Shae warns Tyrion that their relationship will end once he marries Sansa. Tywin and Joffrey discuss Daenerys; Tywin dismisses her as a potential threat. Daenerys reaches Yunkai and declares war on the city. Roose Bolton leaves Harrenhal for Edmure Tully’s wedding while Jaime bids Brienne farewell as he departs for King’s Landing. On the road, Jaime learns Locke has refused Brienne’s father’s ransom. He returns to Harrenhal to find Brienne in a pit fighting a bear. He saves her and they depart to King’s Landing together.

“Second Sons”

King’s Landing hosts Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding. Cersei shows her displeasure toward Margaery and Loras. At the wedding feast, Tyrion causes a drunken scene. Tywin demands that Tyrion quickly produce a Lannister heir, but Tyrion later assures Sansa their marriage will never be consummated without her consent. Sandor tells Arya they are heading for the Twins to ransom her to Robb. Stannis releases Davos, demanding he respect Melisandre. She arrives in Dragonstone with Gendry, whom she seduces to extract his blood using leeches. In a magical ritual, Stannis casts the blood-filled leeches into a fire while naming three usurpers: Robb Stark, Balon Greyjoy, and King Joffrey. Daenerys learns that Yunkai has employed mercenaries called the “Second Sons”. One of their handsome lieutenants, Daario Naharis, kills the other leaders and pledges the company’s loyalty to Daenerys. Sam and Gilly are attacked by a White Walker, which Sam destroys with a dragonglass dagger.

“The Rains of Castamere”

Sam, Gilly, and her son arrive at the Wall. While hiding in a tower during a thunderstorm, Bran enters Hodor’s mind to prevent his revealing their hiding place to Wildlings below with his laments. Nearby, Jon refuses to murder a farmer, whom Ygritte kills; Jon is attacked by the other Wildlings but escapes. Bran uses his warg ability to save Jon, who kills Orell before escaping, leaving a furious Ygritte behind with chief Tormund. Osha, Rickon, and his direwolf, Shaggydog, depart for the Last Hearth, while Bran, Meera, Jojen, Hodor and Bran’s direwolf, Summer, plan to go beyond the Wall. Daenerys sends Jorah, Naharis, and Grey Worm to infiltrate Yunkai and open the city gate for her army. Yunkai slaves willingly surrender to her forces. Robb arrives at the Twins and apologizes to Walder for reneging on his agreement to marry a Frey daughter. Walder appears to accept his apology while Edmure marries Roslin Frey, Walder’s sole pretty granddaughter. After the newlyweds leave the feast, Walder’s men murder Catelyn, Talisa and the Stark bannermen, while Roose Bolton, now a Lannister loyalist, kills Robb. Ser Brynden Tully, Catelyn’s uncle, survives, having excused himself from the feast just prior to the slaughter. The Hound and Arya arrive at the Twins during the massacre, but the Hound carries her to safety.


The massacre’s mastermind is revealed to be Tywin Lannister, who rewards House Frey with the Seat of Riverrun and appoints Roose Bolton as Warden of the North. Theon learns his men surrendered him in return for safe passage from Winterfell and that his captor is Ramsay Snow, Bolton’s bastard son. Against Balon’s wishes, Yara leads a mission to rescue Theon. Arya and the Hound kill some Frey soldiers mocking Robb’s death. Jaime and Brienne arrive in King’s Landing where Jamie is reunited with Cersei. Sam and Gilly encounter Bran’s party and, unable to prevent them traveling beyond the wall, Sam gives them dragonglass weapons. Sam returns to Castle Black with Gilly. Maester Aemon has Sam send ravens to alert the Seven Kingdoms about the White Walkers. Ygritte finds Jon and shoots him with three arrows, deliberately only wounding him. He escapes, returning to Castle Black. In Dragonstone, Davos helps Gendry escape to prevent his being sacrificed; Stannis forgives Davos, then heads north to aid the Watch against the White Walker threat. In Essos, the freed Yunkai slaves receive Daenerys as their “mother”.


Game of Thrones rapidly became a critical and commercial success after it started airing in April 2011. A few days after ratings for the second season’s premiere, “The North Remembers”, hit a series high of 8.3 million viewers, HBO announced the show’s renewal for a third season. Prior to that announcement, there had been rumors and reports that showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss planned to shoot seasons three and four simultaneously. Benioff said that this would be very efficient, but impossible to write.

The ten episodes of the third season are longer than the previous seasons’, about 54 or 57 minutes as opposed to about 52. The season’s budget was reported to be around 50 million U.S. dollars.


The third season is based on the first half of the novel A Storm of Swords. Benioff had previously said that A Storm of Swords would need to be adapted in two seasons on account of its length. Benioff and Weiss also noted that they thought of Game of Thrones as an adaptation of the series as a whole, rather than of individual novels, which gave them the liberty to move scenes back and forth across novels according to the requirements of the screen adaptation. According to Benioff, the third season contains a particularly memorable scene from A Storm of Swords, the prospect of filming which was part of their motivation to adapt the novels for television in the first place. The writing credits for the third season now state “Written for television by”, instead of the usual “Written by” credit.

Season 3 saw the first significant use of the Valyrian languages, spoken in doomed Valyria and its former colonies in Essos. The constructed languages were developed by linguist David J. Peterson based on the few words Martin invented for the novels. Peterson had previously developed the Dothraki language, used principally in season 1.


David Benioff and D. B. Weiss serve as main writers and showrunners for the third season. They co-wrote seven out of ten episodes. The remaining three episodes were written by Bryan Cogman, Vanessa Taylor, and the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin.

Daniel Minahan, Alex Graves, Michelle MacLaren, and David Nutter each directed two episodes. One further episode was directed by previous series cinematographer , Alik Sakharov, whereas another was co-directed by Benioff and Weiss, both making their directorial debuts, although only Benioff is credited for directing the episode.


The third season adds previously recurring actors Oona Chaplin (Talisa Maegyr), Joe Dempsie (Gendry) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) to the series’ main cast.

After an absence of one season David Bradley returns as Walder Frey, Ian McElhinney as Barristan Selmy, Peter Vaughan as Maester Aemon, Josef Altin as Pypar and Luke McEwan as Rast.

11 Best Kickass Torrents Alternatives in 2023: Safe and Working!

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If you’re looking for the best alternatives for Kickass Torrents (KAT), you’ve come to the right place. We tested and reviewed dozens of torrenting sites and narrowed it down to a top 11.

Here are the best KAT alternatives that work in 2023:

  1. The Pirate Bay: Best Kickass alternative
  2. 1337X: Great KAT alternative for movies
  3. YTS: Good KAT alternative for rare movies
  4. EZTV: The go-to destination for TV shows, so much content
  5. TorrentDownloads: Obscure titles and Asian media
  6. LimeTorrents: Good place for new releases
  7. Nyaa: Comprehensive library of anime torrent files
  8. Demonoid: Large library of torrent files
  9. YourBittorrent: A minimalist KAT alternative
  10. TorLock: Torrent site that campaigns for torrenting safety
  11. Torrends: Easy access to a large library of files

When torrenting, always make sure you do so in a safe Yand legal manner. To protect yourself and your online privacy, we recommend using a VPN, specifically NordVPN.


Want more tips and tricks? Read our full article below to learn more about torrenting with a VPN and to check out our detailed reviews of the best Kickass Torrents alternatives on the internet.

Are you looking for alternatives to Kickass Torrents? Since the official Kickass Torrents website has been shut down, we tested, reviewed, and compiled a list of the 11 best Kickass Torrents alternatives for you.

Say goodbye to searching the web for a good alternative to Kickass Torrents! The sites listed below will give you access to millions of movies, games, apps, e-books, music, and videos.


In some countries, torrenting and downloading copyrighted material is illegal. Make sure you understand your country’s regulations on torrenting before accessing any of the sites here.

11 Best Alternatives to Kickass Torrents That Work Today

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Kickass Torrents being taken down is part of an ongoing effort to limit copyright law violations. Of course, some people only use torrents to download legal content. Luckily, there are many great alternatives to KAT.

Before opening these sites, however, we recommend you get a secure VPN for your anonymity. VPNs hide your torrenting activity from your government and internet service provider, so your browsing history and downloads can’t be linked back to you.

NordVPN is our pick for torrenting. Its top-notch download speeds and P2P features mean you can access blocked websites, as well as download torrents to your heart’s content.

We tested dozens of sites with NordVPN and reviewed each one extensively to make sure they all work. Below is our curated list of the 11 best alternatives to Kickass Torrents that work right now.

1. The Pirate Bay: Best Kickass alternative

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  • Includes torrents for movies, TV shows, music, games, and software
  • An industry giant with the largest directory of magnet links and torrents
  • Flags unsafe torrent files
  • Founded in 2003

The Pirate Bay is a giant in the torrenting world, bringing in tens of millions of visitors a month, with the same amount of files in their library. Though the US government blocked the website, you can still successfully access The Pirate Bay with a VPN.

We’re always very happy with The Pirate Bay’s fast download speeds and easy-to-use interface. We also found that the torrent search engine stands out thanks to its verification measure. Plus, on TPB, a dedicated community of users flags potentially risky downloads. The site even features visual tags that highlight unsafe torrent files.

The Pirate Bay is more than a decent alternative to Kickass Torrents, outperforming it in a lot of categories. However, since there’s a ban on The Pirate Bay in various countries (including its mirror sites), many users look to alternatives.

To get around your country’s ban, you can use a VPN like NordVPN to change your virtual location and unblock TPB. We used NordVPN to access The Pirate Bay and all the KAT alternatives on this list.

Features Specifications
Website The Pirate Bay
Monthly visitors 23 million
Availability Blocked in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Mirrors thepiratebay.vip, thepirate-bay.org, thepiratebay.rocks

2. 1337X: Great KAT alternative for movies

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  • Features anime, movies, TV shows, music, games, and software torrents
  • Boasts an intuitive UI and easy-to-browse categories
  • Has a smaller library compared to others
  • Founded in 2007

1337X has around 50 million visits per month and certainly holds its ground against other sites. Though various forms of entertainment are available, the torrent site primarily focuses on movies, TV shows, and music.

For many users, 1337X is their top pick for this kind of entertainment, especially since the site allows you to browse by category, such as Oscar-winning films. This means you can easily discover new content you might like.

When testing and reviewing 1337X, we were happy to see that the site has no intrusive ads and offers decent download speeds of about 3 to 4 MB/s. The UI is also simple and clean.

One thing to keep in mind, however, is that the 1337X library is significantly smaller than on competitor sites. Not to mention, the site has a lot of copyrighted material. Make sure you’re aware of your country’s file-sharing laws and always proceed with caution.

Features Specifications
Website 1337X
Monthly visitors 55.4 million
Availability Blocked in Australia, Canada, India, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States
Mirrors 1337x.to, 1337x.st, x1337x.ws, x1337x.eu, 337x.se, 1337x.is, 1337x.gd

3. YTS: Good KAT alternative for rare movies

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  • Features movie torrents
  • Beloved by movie fans for HD files
  • Easy to navigate
  • Has an impressive library
  • Founded in 2010

YTS is hands-down the best torrenting website for movie enthusiasts. With over 70 million visits a month, a download speed of 3 to 4 MB/s, and flawless design, YTS is the go-to site for movie torrents.

Not only does YTS have a phenomenal interface, but the library on display is also impressive. This KAT alternative has millions of torrent files, including rare, old titles in HD quality. When testing YTS, we could find any movie title we were looking for.

The site also compresses all its downloads, so even if you have low bandwidth, you should be able to stream HD content and download files with ease.

However, as is the case with all of the torrent websites on this list, YTS does offer many illegal torrent files of popular movies, so proceed with caution.


In 2020, YTS was found to have handed personal user data over to Hawaiian law firm, including IP addresses and email addresses of suspected pirates. Always use a VPN when torrenting to avoid getting identified.

Website Visitors
Website YTS
Monthly Visitors 71.8 million
Availability Blocked in Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Mirrors yts.am, yts.pm, yts.gm

4. EZTV: The go-to destination for TV shows

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  • Features torrents of TV shows and movies
  • Go-to websites for TV shows
  • No popups and advertisements
  • Founded in 2005

EZTV isn’t the most beautiful site. At first glance, it’s pretty outdated, and it might seem like it has nothing going for it. In comparison to other sites and other Kickass Torrent alternatives, EZTV also has a smaller audience at only 20 million visits per month. Download speeds are also a bit slower at 2 to 3 MB/s.

Even so, we determined that EZTV is a good Kickass Torrents alternative for two solid reasons: one, it has the largest collection of TV shows on the net. Two, the EZTV community is surprisingly active. Users upload new releases instantly, so many people use EZTV despite its clunky interface.

Features Specifications
Website EZTV
Monthly Visitors 20.6 million
Availability Blocked in Australia, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom
Mirrors eztv.unblocked.llc, eztv1.unblocked.is, eztv1.unblocked.si

5. TorrentDownloads: Obscure titles and Asian media

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  • Hosts torrents of anime, TV shows, movies, music, games, apps, and books
  • Features obscure titles and rare books and video games
  • Has pop-up ads
  • Founded in 2010

TorrentDownloads has been around for a long time, but they’ve been losing popularity over the past few years, dropping down to only about 3 million visits a month. Basically, it’s a discount version of the original Kickass Torrents with a similar design and a download speed of 2 to 3 MB/s.

So, why do people use it? TorrentDownloads is a good Kickass Torrents alternative, thanks to its library of obscure titles, including rare books and video games that you might not find as easily on any of the other Kickass Torrent alternatives. It also has a ton of Asian media.

The main reason TorrentDownloads is no longer as popular is because of the annoying ads that pop up all over the place. The website will even attempt to open additional browser tabs with advertisements. When testing, we noticed that the ads aren’t harmful, but we can understand people’s frustrations. Use an ad blocker to remove ads and NordVPN to hide your IP address from those ads.

Features Specifications
Website TorrentDownloads
Monthly Visitors 2.7 million
Availability No sufficient data available
Mirrors torrentdownloads.unblockproject.uno, torrentdownloads.123unblock.cyou, torrentdownloads.mrunblock.cyou, torrentdownloads.nocensor.club

6. LimeTorrents: Good place for new releases

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  • Features movie, game, software, and book torrents
  • Has one-click torrents downloads
  • Content is sorted into categories
  • Has an active community
  • Founded in 2009

LimeTorrents has a seamless interface and good seeder/leecher ratios on new torrent files. It also boasts a download speed in the 3 to 4 MB/s range. All this has made LimeTorrents a go-to KAT alternative for many years. Moreover, it offers many search options.

But like TorrentDownloads, LimeTorrents has been falling out of favor with the torrenting community. We noticed in our research that its recent updates have introduced increasingly intrusive ads. Not to mention, the seeder-leecher ratio on the website is rarely positive on older files.

Features Specifications
Website LimeTorrents
Monthly Visitors 11.6 million
Availability Blocked in Australia, Canada, France, India, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Mirrors limetorrents.asia, limetorrents.zone, limetorrents.co, limetor.com, limetor.pro

7. Nyaa: Comprehensive library of anime torrent files

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  • Hosts anime and anime-related content
  • No popups and advertisements on the website
  • A content library that focuses on anime
  • Founded in 2005

Nyaa is a very specialized torrent site. You won’t find game torrents, general movies, or ISOs. Nyaa focuses exclusively on anime content. If that’s what you used to go to KAT for, then Nyaa can be a really good Kickass Torrents alternative. We researched the website extensively and found that the library is decent, and the ads aren’t too annoying. The site attracts over 40 million users per month.

However, keep in mind that most anime is copyright protected. That means that, for the most part, content on Nyaa is illegal. The legality of using Nyaa all depends on your country’s legislation, so we urge you to consult local laws and only visit the site with a good torrenting VPN for your privacy and security.

Features Specifications
Website Nyaa
Monthly Visitors 40.3 million
Availability Blocked in India and United States
Mirrors sukebei.nyaa.si

8. Demonoid: Large library of torrent files

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  • Hosts TV shows, movies, documentaries, books, anime, games, and software
  • Offers a large library
  • Registration is necessary to access the community forum

Launched in 2003, this torrent site has been around for a while, though it’s had some upgrades over the years. In the mid-2000s, it was one of the largest trackers in the world alongside The Pirate Bay.

Demonoid gives users access to a very vast library of torrents, making it a great site to find your favorite movies, TV shows, games, and apps. Visually, it’s not the most interesting website, but it provided good speeds when we tested the site’s torrents. Demonoid is also easy to use.

One advantage of this website is that it prohibits linking to torrent files that contain malicious software or pornographic content. Note that you have to be a site member to get access to the community forum.

Feature Specialization
Website Demonoid
Monthly Visitors 1.2 million
Availability Blocked in Australia, Austria, Ireland, United Kingdom
Mirrors dnoid.to, dnoid.pw, demonoid.unblockit.uno

9. YourBittorrent: A minimalist KAT alternative

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  • Features torrents of TV shows, movies, music, anime, software, and books
  • UI is user-friendly
  • Doesn’t require registration before use

YourBittorrent is another well-known torrenting site and a great alternative to Kickass Torrents. While it’s not as popular as it once was, it’s still a good option.

Starting out as “myBittorrent,” the site has been around since 2003 and has made a name for itself, thanks to its extensive library of P2P files across all sorts of categories. The website is intuitive to use, though the layout is not the best we’ve come across. Regardlss, we do always find what we’re looking for, and there’s plenty of content to choose from.

YourBittorrent is a torrent tracking website for BitTorrent. You don’t have to register in order to use it, making it a good KAT alternative for users who don’t need much more than a minimalist torrenting site.

Feature Specialization
Website YourBittorrent
Monthly Visitors 380,000
Availability No sufficient information available
Mirrors yourbittorrent.nocensor.space, yourbittorrent.unblockproject.casa, yourbittorrent.u4m.space

10. Torlock: Torrent site that campaigns for torrenting safety

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  • Features TV shows, movies, music, books, and apps
  • Claims to feature only verified torrents
  • Has a great interface but includes ads

When it comes to safety and security, Torlock has made a name for itself on a campaign that promised users $1 for each fake torrent they report. The site has a vast catalog and is especially great for enthusiasts of movies and TV shows. There are close to 50,000 movie torrents alone.

We found Torlock easy to use during testing. It has a great interface and works intuitively. However, what we’re less happy about are the intrusive ads we had to deal with. Morever, during testing, we got hit by a drive-by download, which is a significant torrenting privacy risk.

Torlock is a good Kickass Torrent alternative, but always use a VPN and a good antivirus solution when you access Torlock.

Features Specifications
Website Torlock
Monthly Visitors 1.2 million
Availability Blocked in Denmark, Finland, India, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom
Mirrors torlock.com, torlock2.com, torlock.unblockit.bio

11. Torrends: Easy access to a large library of files


  • Hosts TV shows, movies, books, software, and games
  • Functions like a torrent search engine
  • Tracks torrent files from popular torrent sites
  • Founded in 2004

Torrends isn’t a classic torrent site. It doesn’t have its own library but instead tracks torrent files from popular sites like The Pirate Bay and YTS. To download files, you’ll still need to go to those sites. In this sense, it isn’t a true Kickass Torrent alternative, but it’s still a very useful resource.

People like using Torrends because they can access a large database of files in one place. This proves especially useful when they can’t find a specific product on a more popular site. On top of that, this website gives users a good overview of what’s trending in the torrenting world.

Features Specifications
Website Torrends
Monthly Visitors 1.2 million
Availability No sufficient information available
Mirrors None

Private Sites: Best Kickass Torrents Alternatives?

Private torrent sites like IPTorrents and Bibliotik are good alternatives to Kickass Torrents. However, as the name suggests, these torrent sites don’t make their libraries accessible to just anyone. Instead, users gain access by invitation only.

Getting in isn’t the end of it, either. Most private torrent sites require users to maintain a positive ratio between their uploaded and downloaded torrent files, which incentivizes the constant growth of their platform’s library.

Accessing private Kickass Torrent alternative sites

Private sites where you can download torrent files aren’t easy to access. In most cases, an existing member must send you an invitation. There are two ways to go about this:

  1. Direct invite: If you know someone who’s already a member you can ask them for an invite. A tactic is befriending people on internet freedom forums or Discord servers.
  2. Links released on forums: You keep an eye on Reddit and torrenting forums. Sometimes, admins of private sites will release invites for a limited time. However, this seems to be more of a thing of the past and happens less and less frequently these days.

Keep in mind that the best private Kickass Torrents alternatives will differ from region to region. This is because most countries and areas have their own local, private torrenting sites.

That said, in our experience, these two private torrent sites can be great alternatives to Kickass Torrents: IPTorrents and Bibliotik.

The best private torrent websites

Below are our recommendations for private torrenting websites.


Website: IPTorrents

IPTorrents is one of the largest private sites where you can download torrents. They have an impressive catalog of all types of desired torrent files, as well as an active community constantly expanding the site.

On top of that, it’s one of the few private torrent sites that accept members based on a donation. With a Bitcoin wallet ready to go, people can actually join this site without having to jump through hoops to get an invite.


Website: Bibliotik

Bibliotik is the largest library of ebooks and audiobooks in the torrenting world. It’s got hundreds of thousands of members. It also has all the books you might need, whether you’re interested in a specific subject or are looking to get into a popular fictional franchise.

Bibliotik is an invite-only platform. Unlike IPTorrents, you can’t get in with a small donation. If you wish to join this platform you’ll need to know someone on the inside.

Is Kickass Torrents Available Today?

Kickass Torrents reigned as one of the most renowned torrenting sites on the internet until the US Department of Justice arrested and charged the website’s founder, Artem Vaulin, in 2016.

After that, the original Kickass Torrents site was shut down. For a long time after, visitors to the original Kickass Torrents website encountered a very ominous message.

Can I use a copy website as a Kickass Torrent alternative?

Although the main site of Kickass Torrents was shut down several years ago, there is a copycat site going around. It looks exactly the same as the original Kickass Torrents and even has the same name.

Kickass Torrents Mirror Site

However, we’re hesitant about this new Kickass Torrents site. While it often makes an appearance in the best torrenting websites lists, we advise against using it. We reviewed the site and found that it pushed dubious third-party apps. At times, it even restricted the download of trackers.

That’s why we suggest you check out the alternatives for Kickass Torrents discussed in this article, rather than use this copy site.

Avoid These Fake Kickass Torrents Alternatives

Since Kickass Torrents was shut down, many fake copycat alternatives have sprung up under Kickass Torrents’ name. From experience, we know to stay away from these fake KAT websites, since they’re often ridden with viruses and copyrighted material.

These are the domains of fake Kickass Torrent websites we suggest you steer clear of:

  • tor-cr.org
  • kickasstorrents.to
  • katcr.co
  • kat.li
  • kat.am
  • kkat.net
  • kickass.onl
  • kkickass.com
  • kickasshydra.dev

If you do decide to access any of these sites to download torrents, you have to do so in a safe way: by using a VPN.

RARBG: A mammoth Kickass Torrents alternative shut down

RARBG was one of the best Kickass Torrents alternative sites with millions of users. Unfortunately, it was shut down in May of 2023. When you’re searching the web for safe torrent sites, be mindful of possible RARBG knockoffs, as they might be hosting dangerous content. We recommend sticking to the torrenting sites in this article and using a VPN to torrent safely.

How to Torrent Safely on Kickass Alternatives

Even when you choose to torrent with any of the best Kickass Torrents alternatives we mention, you still need to make sure you torrent safely.

If you just go ahead and download anything off of a Kickass Torrent alternative website, you might run into trouble with your ISP. You could also get your computer infected with a virus or face legal ramifications due to copyright laws in your area. So, how can you minimize risk when you torrent?

Check your country’s torrenting laws


The purpose of this article is to provide information on torrenting, not legal advice. While based on extensive and detailed research conducted, readers should be aware that this article doesn’t constitute a professional legal opinion.

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We’d like to reiterate that we don’t condone illegal downloading. Although the laws on downloading and copyright differ per country, most governments criminalize the act of torrenting copyrighted materials.

There are some countries where it’s legal to download torrents of copyrighted material, but only when it’s done for personal use. These currently include Poland, Spain, and Switzerland. However, most governments punish copyright violations. Some countries — India, Japan, the US, the UK and the UAE, to name a few — even enforce fines for downloading torrents.

To be perfectly clear, if you want to stay on the safe side, it’s best not to torrent at all. However, if you do decide to use torrent sites, make sure you only download torrent files shared legally.

Use a VPN and antivirus solution to stay safe

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Even when you don’t download illegal content, it’s important to protect your anonymity on the internet. On top of that, your online privacy matters no matter what you’re doing online.

For anonymous downloading, we advise you to use a VPN like NordVPN. This will ensure that your IP address doesn’t leak and that your personal data remains safe.

Besides using a VPN, there are some other safety measures you can and should take. Install an adblocker and use a proper antivirus program. During our extensive testing, we found Norton to be the best antivirus for torrenting. Definitely give it a try if you’re worried about malware and viruses on your PC.

Be careful which torrents you download

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A VPN and antivirus are usually enough to keep you safe while torrenting. But if you go out of your way to find trouble online, then malware, viruses, and other cyber threats can sometimes circumvent strong security suites. Here are a few more tips to torrent safely:

  • Check the reviews and comments of everything you download. Most torrent sites let users add comments to the torrent files they download. Always read them. If the file you want to download is infected with a virus, other torrent users will point that out.
  • Don’t share your credentials with anyone. Almost nobody representing torrent sites in a formal capacity will ask for your login details.
  • Beware of the links you click. Only click on links that download a torrent tracker, not links from random banner ads.

Why Use a VPN to Access Kickass Alternatives

Around the world, millions of people upload and download torrent files every single day. However, it’s never guaranteed that any of these files are actually safe. Moreover, unless you take certain cautionary methods, your torrenting activity can be tracked.

That’s why the best thing you can do to stay safe while torrenting is to use a virtual private network. We list all the benefits of using a VPN below.

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Protect your privacy

A virtual private network will hide your IP address and make sure your internet service provider (and many others) won’t see what you’re doing online. The best VPN providers offer top-notch encryption to keep your data secured and out of sight from third parties.

In some cases, your VPN service knows close to nothing about you. These VPNs are called zero-log VPN providers: you can sign up anonymously, and the VPN provider doesn’t keep logs of your personal information and online activity. Should any authorities come to request data, these providers will have nothing to hand over.

Bypass regional torrent restrictions

One of the best benefits of a VPN is that you can change the virtual location of your device. A quality VPN has a large server network with VPN servers all around the world. Once you’ve got the software installed, you can connect your device to any of these foreign servers. This results in the masking of your real IP address with the IP address of the foreign server.

Are any of the Kickass Torrent alternatives blocked for you? All you need to do to get around this geo-restriction is connect to a server in a country where the torrent site is allowed. Most premium VPNs, like NordVPN, have thousands of VPN servers all around the world.

Get extra security features

The best VPNs come with a ton of extra security features to keep you safe online. The VPN industry is a very competitive market, so VPN providers have to distinguish themselves. Want an ad-blocker built into your VPN? How about an antivirus scanner? These days, a quality VPN does way more than keep your data safe.

If you want to torrent, it’s important that you choose a VPN with an automatic kill switch. A kill switch will cut your internet connection as soon as you’re no longer connected to the VPN. This way, no unsecured data can leak through.

Some VPNs even have special P2P servers. Below, we list our favorite VPNs to use when torrenting.

Top 3 VPNs for Kickass Torrents Alternatives

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With so many VPNs to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which fits your needs best. We test VPN providers every single day to make sure we can give you top recommendations. For torrenting, it’s essential that your VPN is secure, reliable, and fast.

A free VPN might be tempting, but we strongly advise against it. Not only do free VPNs often come with data or bandwidth restrictions, but they’re also less secure and will sometimes even sell your data to third parties.

To make sure you have the best torrenting experience, check out each of the top 3 VPNs for Kickass alternatives listed below.

1. NordVPN: Best VPN for torrenting


  • Dedicated servers for P2P file sharing
  • Over 5,000 servers
  • Fantastic speeds
  • Extra protection against trackers and malware

NordVPN is the best VPN for torrenting on Kickass alternatives. It has all the requirements of a great torrenting VPN: excellent speeds, top-notch security, and optimized P2P servers.

Anonymous downloading has never been so easy. Even in countries with high levels of censorship, NordVPN will make sure you can torrent, thanks to its obfuscation software. Obfuscation hides your VPN connection and masks it as regular internet traffic. On top of that, NordVPN also has an adblocker, protecting your device against malware from infected torrent files, and has a split tunnel feature.

If you want to be extra secure, NordVPN offers double encryption and the best VPN protocols, including OpenVPN and NordLynx (WireGuard). With different subscriptions on offer, it’s a fantastic torrenting VPN that’s also affordable!

For more information, check out our full NordVPN review. Want to try NordVPN right away? You can get a free NordVPN trial if you make use of the 30-day money-back guarantee.