YTS.am is the unofficial successor of the defunct YTS or YIFY group, which was shut down in 2015.
Some torrent sites were not happy that the site hijacked the popular brand and several are actively banning its releases.
Nonetheless, YTS has amassed a massive userbase, with millions of daily visitors. The site specialized in movie releases, adding several new titles on an average day.
To browse the YTS.am you need a very power and reliable VPN. As with many other torrent sites, YTS is blocked by ISPs in a wide variety of countries.
According to Wikipedia
YIFY Torrents was founded by Yiftach Swery in 2010, while he was studying computer science at University of Waikato. Yiftach is an app developer, web developer and archery champion from Auckland, New Zealand.
The first YIFY movie releases were the result of Yiftach experimenting with the x264 video codec to encode HD movies in a way that took up as little hard drive space as possible, which were then uploaded to The Pirate Bay.
Initially, before the encoding was automated in 2014, the early YIFY releases were encoded on a ten-year old laptop sitting in his bedroom.
In August 2011, the YIFY brand was gaining enough traffic to warrant the launch of an official YIFY Torrents Website. The website was blocked by ISPs in the United Kingdom on December 14th 2013, so a mirror domain yify-torrents.im was launched to assist users to bypass the block.
The YIFY name continued to generate traction, to the point where in 2013, ‘YIFY’ was the most searched term on Kickass Torrents, along with other related search terms such as ‘yify 720p’, ‘yify 2013’ and ‘yify 1080p’.
This popularity was maintained through to 2015, where it was once again the most searched term on BitTorrent websites.
In a 2013 interview with TorrentFreak, YIFY attributed the success of his group’s releases to the consistency of the information and cover art coming with the movies, as well as the small file sizes allowing for easier accessibility.
In January 2014, Yiftach announced that he was retiring from encoding and uploading, mentioning that it was ‘time for a change’ in his life. The website rebranded to YTS, and moved to a new domain name at YTS.RE. Management and encoding was handed over to the existing team of staff members. The encoding and uploading job was given to “OTTO“, the nickname for the automated system that YTS would run on until the end of the operation. YTS is an abbreviation of YIFY Torrent Solutions.
The entire website was re-programmed at the backend and redesigned at the frontend in February 2015, as the site was dealing with an increased number of technical issues due to an increasing number of visitors (approximately one million unique visitors a day, at the time). Read more about YTS.am from the link below
Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YIFY
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