How to Search for Torrents using Google


download torrents using googleBittorrent continues to be the most popular method for file sharing on the internet. However since suprnova torrents was bought down by the RIAA, a very popular aggregator of torrents for p2p file sharing came down. Right now, you can download torrents using clients such as Kazaa, emule and Bit Tornado. However, these do not have a vast search base which is where a bittorrent search engine comes in. Again these search engines such as have limited amount of torrents for you to search. You might not have enough seeds on a file and you will end up with slow download speeds or an incomplete file. In this article I will tell you how you can use Google to search for torrents, get the best download speeds and find torrents with the most seeds

Step # 1: Go to and on the Google homepage, click on iGoogle.

igoogle homepage

Step # 2: At iGoogle, Welcome to your Google Homepage click on Make it your own

customize your igoogle homepage

Step # 3: You will now see a Choose from a sampling of content to get started. Ignore it and click on Show my page at the bottom right

Step # 4: Now, you will be back to your iGoogle page but will look different. On the right hand side, you will see two new options. One is Select theme and the other is Add stuff. Click on Add stuff.

Step # 5: Now, from the Add Stuff to your homepage, type in torrent search in the search bar. You will get a list of options. Select the Torrent Search bar, the first search result and click on Add it now.

Add torrent search bar

Step # 6: You will get a warning message that you are about to add a gadget. Click on yes.

Add torrent search widget to google homepage

Step # 7: Now click on Back to Homepage on the top left corner of your screen. You will come back to the iGoogle Homepage. This time, you will see a new spot for searching the most popular torrent search engines.

best torrent search engine

Step # 7: Type in the series or what you are looking for. You will be taken to a page where you can choose from 31 most popular torrent search engines including MiniNova, PirateBay, Demonoid, NewTorrrents among them.

search for movies and music using torrents

Warning: AskStudent does not endorse illegal downloads. P2P is a very good medium for sharing legit files. Use BitTorrent wisely and check your local laws when you use Bittorrent to download movies or download music

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8 replies to this post
  1. The problem with most of torrent websites and specially the search engines are lots of ads,pop-ups,fake torrents etc.. I was looking for a torrent search engine that would give me more accurate results with no ads and fake stuff and guess what,my friend found this website . Looks like it’s a search engine in a testing stage,but it works great.

  2. @Nils Endricat

    You add “filetype:torrent” to your Google search or you can use one of the Google CSE’s that people made to make it easyer for them.

    I personally like because:
    *) The author wrote a statement why he made it
    *) Hardly any ads (unlike other sites)

    I just don’t get it why there’s only an English version 😐

  3. Well, technically speaking you would be using to search through all the listed torrent trackers, and not Google itself. If you actually want to use Google you would search for *what you want* filetype:torrent . Although I don’t recommend doing that, this would actually utilize Google’s search powers and should theoretically find torrents from any open tracker that is listed on Google.

    Who needs something like this though? got everything we really want!

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