Despite legal pressure in many countries, until last week it's still up and running. The site's servers were confiscated by German police so apparently there's no other way out besides closing up shop completely. However, just because it won't be around any more doesn't mean that other pirate sites with similar features won't replace it overnight. There are plenty of other pirate search engines just waiting to take over should anything happen to another big name torrent site such as Kickass Torrents (or even well before then). But if we know what we're looking for we should be able to find something new pretty quickly...
What is Torrentz?
Torrentz is a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines. Torrentz will always love you. Farewell. © 2003-2016 Torrentz
Why is the website shutting down?
Torrentz, a popular torrent search engine, has shut down completely. In a statement posted on its homepage, Torrentz informs users that it is no longer able to operate as before, because of an injunction from a court in Italy. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Torrentz is one of many torrent meta-search engines. It uses various sources – including The Pirate Bay – to aggregate torrents that can be freely downloaded from other sites on the web. According to TorrentFreak, which first reported about Torrentz’ shutdown earlier today, the site was founded in 2003 and after staying online for 13 years without any significant issues, things now have taken a turn for worse.
How will this affect users?
The good news is that you won’t lose any of your downloads if you used torrents from Torrentz. This site was never about hosting torrents itself. It merely provided a search engine for torrents from other file-sharing websites. It will continue to do so, but without any functionality – not even a search field – hence why it’s important for users to download their favorite content before it disappears forever.
What can you do now?
Torrentz is an extremely popular website that allows you to download popular movies, music, video games, software, ebooks and other files. Millions of people rely on Torrentz for their entertainment needs. However in July 2017, its owner decided to shut down Torrentz completely. Here are some things you can do now. First of all if you have previously downloaded something from torrentz then its advisable that you keep a copy of it since nothing is permanent in life. So keep a backup in case something happens with your torrents later on.