KickassTorrents is one of the most popular torrent websites in the world–often compared only to The Pirate Bay (here’s how to unblock the pirate bay) regarding users active on the site downloading torrents.
The site has loads of categories and plenty of torrent files to download, so the only issue is that the entire website is now blocked by internet service providers in Australia that want to censor torrent websites to protect copyright protected content that is being illegally downloaded/pirated. So how can you access KickAssTorrents? This guide will show you how to unblock KickAssTorrents in Australia!
How to Unblock KickAssTorrents in Australia
Step #1 Find a VPN.
Which is the best VPN for Australia? There are so many VPNs out there it’s hard to choose, but my #1 recommended VPN is TorGuard VPN.
You can see my full thoughts on it in our (TorGuard Review) but the basics are that it’s the best priced VPN with good speeds, great applications, and barely any downtime.
I also love how they include a free BitTorrent proxy with their VPN subscription which is perfect for torrenting. (See this guide).
Step #2 Install and launch VPN.
Once you get your VPN, you are almost there! Simply install the VPN app, and then launch it on your computer. If you have an Android device, you can even install a VPN on there and torrent that way.
Step #3 Connect to US server.
Once the VPN app is on, you need to pick a US server. When you do this, your VPN encrypts your internet traffic and gives you a new shared IP, so you don’t have an Australian IP that is limited by Australian restrictions. TorGuard is also a good VPN to use since it works with Netflix.
Step #4 Visit KickAssTorrents.to unblocked!
Once you successfully connect to a US server, you can navigate to KickAssTorrents and find that the website is no longer giving you a blocked landing page and you can download and load the side normally.
Step #5 Keep VPN on while downloading torrents (or use included free BitTorrent proxy).
Once you pick your torrent file, you should keep your VPN on to encrypt your BitTorrent traffic, so your ISP doesn’t log your information and send you copyright infringement messages. When you torrent, your IP is public knowledge since it’s part of the P2P network, but a VPN hides your traffic from your ISP and changes your IP so monitors can’t isolate you from the masses.
Another good trick for torrenting with TorGuard in Australia is to use their included BitTorrent proxy that comes with their VPN subscription. Just plug it into the settings like so, and you’ll be good to go every time you launch your BitTorrent app!