Skytorrents: the ad-free life

Do you ever encounter a torrent site with an ad-free experience? With its debut in 2017, this torrent search engine left everyone perplexed. The founder of skytorrents promised never to show ads to its users. Additionally, it revamped the privacy of its users. Torrent sites generate revenue by their ads, but skytorrents refused to show ads as ads may compromise user privacy.

With the vision of clean and uncluttered experience for its users. The owner posted “The site will remain ad-free or it will shut down. When our funds dry up, we will go for donations. We can also hand over to someone with similar intent, interests, and the goal of a private and ad-free world.


The website received a huge response from its users. But it doesn’t seem to go well, as they got buried under their own success. With the increasing number of users, their monthly traffic bill soared up to $1500. Which was rather large with no revenue support.

They tried to cover the costs by donations, but it was not of much help. This led to an ironic situation, where the users themselves insisted the site owner to start serving ads. But, the site owner was not convinced at all. This led to the downfall of the site, resulting in its shut down.

So, is it over? well, can’t say for now. The owner has made public all the torrent data adding up to 444 GB before shutting down, alternatively, you can download the torrent hashes with a manageable 322 MB volume. So that someone could follow their passion.

Now, what next?

Well, I can’t say it was a happy ending for skytorrents. But still, you have many options left. Of course, they will not provide you with an ad-free experience. But still, “Something is better than nothing”.

Coming to the core, let’s see some of our top skytorrents alternatives.

Wait a minute!

Don’t get carried away, it is my responsibility to teach you some basics before starting.

  • Torrents mean pirated content, so be aware of it.

  • Always and every time browse under VPN if you don’t want cops at your doorstep.

  • There is no guarantee if the downloaded file is genuine or not.

  • Virus infected files are more common, scan with an antivirus before executing the file.

Hmm, now that’s all. Finally, let’s see the skytorrents alternatives list.

  1. Pirate bay – Termed as one of the best torrent websites, it probably has the largest archive of torrents of all categories.
  2. RARBG – Started in 2008 in Bulgaria, it is considered to have a decent amount of seeders and has newly updated torrents every day.
  3. 1337x– The website keeps on updating to increase user experience and privacy. New content gets updated regularly and includes many genres.
  4. Torlock– It has a very huge database of verified torrents. It also pays its users to identify fake torrent links. It claims to have over 5 million verified torrent links.
  5. – It is a considerable choice for watching TV shows and web series. It only serves TV shows and has a minimalist design.

Now, the usual

DISCLAIMER: Kickgadget does not support the illegal sharing and downloading of copyrighted content. The above article is just for educational purposes. I also need to mention that P2P sharing of copyrighted content is illegal and you can face a lawsuit.


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