Although we talk about private torrent trackers every day, a considerable number of our readers still use public BitTorrent sites. Torrent indexes with general content such as as Mininova, Demonoid and the The Pirate Bay are hugely popular but did you know that there are specialized public trackers that focus on a single torrent category rather than ‘general content’? Few examples are MVGroup (for documentaries), EZTV (for TV series) and SuperFundo (for movies). This post is about another similar public BitTorrent site; XTVi. XTVi’s specialty is TV torrents – it lists hundreds of TV shows from the UK and the US.
With an Alexa rank of ~14600, one can assume that XTVi has a very large user base. It’s a huge site when it comes to content too – there are over 100 different TV shows currently indexed. Unlike private trackers or some public sites such as TPB, XTVi does not maintain it’s own BitTorrent tracker. It however does host .torrent files but the actual tracking is done by external trackers.
One of the best features of this site is the hundreds of customized RSS feeds it provides – basically there is a separate RSS feed for every show indexed on XTVi. If you automate the downloading of favorite TV shows based on RSS feeds, this site should definitely be of use to you. XTVi’s RSS feeds are compatible with applications such as Miro and TED (Torrent Episode Downloader) and it actually is a good alternative for now defunct FeedMyTorrents. Screenshot below captures part of XTVi’s torrent index (notice the RSS icon next to each show):
Another great thing about XTVi is that there are no fakes - a common problem associated with public torrent sites. All torrents on this site are verified and you can start the download without thinking twice.
Speaking of XTVi’s layout and interface, it’s torrent index is well organized. A small section on the homepage lists torrents of most recently aired TV episodes. Most popular torrents and latest additions to XTVi’s database are also shown. Users can search for specific TV series using the Search feature. Be warned that there are a lot of ads on this site (nothing harmful though).
As mentioned earlier XTVi is a public torrent index. There are no ratio rules and not even a mandatory registration requirement. You can check it out whenever you like.
Site Name: XTVi (http://www.xtvi.com)
Signup URL: http://www.xtvi.com/torrents.php?mode=signup