Yify site is a website which was launched in 2010 for downloading and sharing entertainment content. Yify site follows the BitTorrent protocol to transfer files, BT being the most common protocol used for sharing files online. YIFY Proxy, this name of the website is derived from the name of its founder Yiftach Sweet resulting in YIFY. YIFY site is basically a magnet link provider through peer to peer connection. It is headquartered in Auckland, Newzealand serving a worldwide audience. YTS site is largely known for downloading and sharing free movie files through torrent activity or say BitTorrent protocol. It started getting famous with the highlights of providing the audience with HD quality videos for downloading and further sharing to peers.
As per Alexa rank YTS site ranks at 490 (as of July 13, 2019). Although torrenting is not illegal but having access to pirated content and promoting piracy is not legal which is why even after gaining a huge amount of audience using YTS site and YTS site still the original website of YTS site was shut down in 2015 by MPAA(Motion Picture Association of America). MPAA being an American Trade Association represents 5 major film studios of The United States including the video streaming service- Netflix.
Since MPAA is representing online streaming services protecting the copyright of original release is an obvious action from their side which leads to close down of YTS original website by MPAA in 2015. Its official website is yts.it. YIFY Proxy was blocked by ISPs in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2013. In order to bypass this block and assist the users to gain access a mirror website yify-torrents.im was launched. In 2014 Yiftach announced his retirement from the job of encoding and uploading since he needed a change and this resulted in the rebranding of YTS to YTS.RE.
YTS stands for Yify Torrent Solution, hence the abbreviation results in YTS. The original website of YIFY being banned back in 2015 other websites imitating the brand YIFY Proxy or say YTS is gaining huge attention. Yify TV and apps are usually very famous for the small-sized files associated with HD quality movies hence attracting a large number of audiences even after the official gift streaming website being blocked. A lot of imitating websites are catering the audience bringing the gap between accesses to copyrighted content.
With confirmation coming on 30th of October 2015, a law suite passed by MPAA lead to permanent shut down of yify but didn’t stop the rise of imitating yify streaming websites and apps. YTS.re, yts.im and yts wf being the original yts streaming websites, there are a lots of other websites which basically help the audience to get access to copyrighted content and bypassing the block issued on yify original websites. After the official close down of yts streaming websites, a lot of other websites with same facility can be found but which is the best out of these alternatives has always been the talk of the town. A few such websites are mentioned below-
- Lime Torrents
A huge disappointment was there in the air since audience had a huge dependency on yify site. The main attraction being HD quality video with small file size which was a benchmark set by yify site catering the ones who didn’t have access to movies and original releases. Although yify’s journey came to an end other websites are trying to maintain the standard and serving huge audience. Whatever the situation is, even though the return of yts site stands as a mere dream, above listed websites are filling the gap and reaching the benchmark of providing with HD quality content, easy to download that too in compressed files by yts.