Torrent Favourites YIFY and YTS Are Permanently Shut Down
Ashley Allen / 5 years ago
YIFY, one of the most popular torrent uploaders in the world, and its respective website YTS have been permanently shut down, according to TorrentFreak. YTS has been down for over a week, sparking concerns that it may not return, and trusted sources close to the matter have informed TorrentFreak that, indeed, YIFY and YTS are no more.
“Today we can report that this reign has come to an end. YIFY and YTS have shutdown permanently, as predicted earlier this week,” writes TorrentFreak. It adds, “TF has received additional explanatory details from trusted sources, but we have been asked not to reveal all of the information just yet. However, our sources confirm without doubt that the shutdown is permanent.”
YTS.to would regularly hit one million unique visitors a day, showcasing the latest in 1080p and 720p Blu-Ray rips. In an interview with TorrentFreak two years ago, YIFY put its popularity down to its consistency, low file size, and attention to detail, adding, “I believe this is important because people like stability and assurance with what they are downloading. By adding consistency to a reasonable file-size, we have filled a spot in the community, which seemingly has a lot of demand.”
YIFY was a primary source of movies for “Netflix for pirates” app Popcorn Time, which has been experiencing problems of its own.
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