The Best Free Torrent Search Engines

It is now clear, if you want to download from the Internet at high speed, you need to contact the BitTorrent network. Easy to say, but how do you find the right torrents that allow you to download movies, music, games, applications and any other type of content quickly and without interruption?

I have the answer and it is the most effective: use i best free torrent search engines available on the Internet. Looking for the files that interest you on one of the sites that I am about to point out and downloading the “right” torrent files (ie the most popular ones) you will be able to download a lot of material, even in Italian, at the speed of light. Why don't you try it? All you have to do is choose your favorite search engine from those listed below, find the files to download and start your favorite BitTorrent program to start the download.

Caution: illegally downloading copyrighted material from the Internet is a crime. It is absolutely not my intention to encourage piracy, therefore I do not take any responsibility for the use that will be made of the information in this post. 


Among the first sites that I recommend you to keep in your favorites is Zooqle, a simple and effective search engine that allows you to find files on the BitTorrent network using the databases of almost 2.000 trackers.

The operation of the service is extremely intuitive. On its main page you can find the search bar to find files directly, the list of the most popular files of the moment and the icons, placed at the top, which allow you to "browse" the contents based on their genre (movies, music, TV series and so on).

When you find a content that interests you, click on its name and then on the button magnet to download it via magnet link or on the button Torrent file to download it via torrent file.


Totally free of graphic frills, TorrentSeeker is a site that allows you to search for movies, music, programs, games and many other types of files on all best torrent search engines simultaneously. Just type a file name in the search bar and that's it.

To start a download, just click first on the name of the file you want to download and then choose whether to perform the download del file Torrent or whether to exploit the magnet link (by clicking on the appropriate items). The first method consists in downloading on the PC a file with the .torrent extension to be fed to the BitTorrent client (e.g. uTorrent), the second instead involves a simple click on the magnet (the so-called magnet link) which allows you to start the download in the client without first having to download the .torrent file to your computer.

For us end users there are no big differences between the choice of the torrent file and the magnet link, the important thing is to download files that have a rating high and therefore a good number of sources (seed) to their credit. ensures a perfect mix of graphics and effectiveness. It is a search engine that uses the databases of all the main Torrent sites in the world to allow the user to find what he wants quickly and easily.

Search results are shown on pages similar to Google's, so it shouldn't be difficult for you to “browse”. Furthermore, on the main page of the service there are boxes containing links to the most popular Torrent sites for each type of content: general for those hosting files of all kinds, music for those specializing in music, movie & TV for those dedicated to movies and TV series, and so on.

If you want to limit the results only to certain Torrent sites, after doing a search on click on the item Settings located in the top bar and remove unwanted search engines by clicking on "X" placed next to their names.


Now let's move on to “pure” Torrent sites, those that have their own database and allow you to search for files only within the latter (they do not rely on third-party sites as other search engines do). The first site of this type that I invite you to visit is IsoHunt, which can count on a truly immense database.

IsoHunt is an extremely well-designed and incredibly easy-to-use search engine for torrent files. To find a file inside, all you have to do is type its name in the search bar and click on the button Search. To browse the most famous and / or recent contents, however, you can take advantage of the category lists (movies, music, games, etc.) that you find in the left sidebar.

Once you have identified the content of your interest, you can download the related .Torrent files by first clicking on their title and then on the button Download torrent, or you can start the download via magnet link by clicking on the magnet. To ensure a fast download speed, locate the files with the most seed (by clicking on the letter "S" located on the right in the table with the search results).


1337X is another Torrent site with a standalone database to be highly regarded. Its authors are keen to present it as a site where the average quality of the contents is very high and the navigation between the sections is very intuitive.

In fact, in addition to the search bar located at the top right (which is used to quickly find any type of content) it is possible to take advantage of a handy sidebar that contains quick links to filmmusicapplications and other files. Definitely to be kept in bookmarks.


TorrentKen is a search engine for the BitTorrent network created by the authors of Torrentz2, one of the "historical" search engines in the sector. It allows you to search for content directly, through the appropriate bar located in the center of its main page, and to browse them based on their respective categories, such as Movies (film), Music (music), Applications (programs) and so on, using the appropriate icons located at the bottom.

Once you have selected the content of your interest, you can download it via the magnet link by clicking on the button Torrent Magnet Download, or via .Torrent file using one of the external sites supported by the service, for example Kickass LimeTorrents.

Torrent Sites Unreachable?

If you are unable to access any of the Internet sites I have just reported to you, try changing the DNS used by your connection. By setting international DNS (eg Google DNS or OpenDNS) instead of the default ones of your Internet provider you can in fact bypass the restrictions that sometimes prevent you from visiting Torrent sites from Italy. More details are contained in my guide on how to change DNS.

Another recommendation that I would like to make is that relating to the use of VPN. If you have never heard of them, these are virtual private networks through which you can protect your identity on the Net (by disguising your IP address and geographic location) and avoid server tracker blocks. A good VPN for downloading Torrent files must have support for P2P traffic, SOCKS5 and / or port forwarding.

Among the best VPNs of the moment I point you out NordVPN (which I told you about in depth here) and Surfshark, which encrypt the connection in a super-secure way, offer lots of servers to rely on and allow you to overcome regional blocks, censorships and access foreign catalogs of streaming services from all devices: PC / Mac, smartphone, tablet etc.

The Best Free Torrent Search Programs

Before saying goodbye, I would like to introduce you to a couple of applications for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux that allow you to search for Torrent files without opening the browser. I bet you will find them very comfortable.

  • qBitTorrent - is an excellent Torrent client for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It's free, open source, and doesn't contain any annoying banner ads. Among its most interesting features is an internal search engine, thanks to which it is possible to find (and automatically download) files by drawing on the databases of all the best Torrent sites in the world. If you want to know more read my guide on how to download Torrent files.
  • Bit Che - is a free software that allows you to search for Torrent files on many different sites through a single, convenient interface. It is only available for Windows and is tremendously easy to use. Once found, Torrent files can be downloaded with any client suitable for the purpose (eg qBitTorrent, uTorrent etc.).