ZBIGZ Review

Download torrents straight from your web browser

ZBIGZ is a free torrent client that runs in a web browser, which means no software download is needed.

Although ZBIGZ is ad-supported, it lets you resume paused downloads, helps protect your privacy, and includes a built-in search to find torrents.

What We Like
  • No software download necessary

  • No registration required

  • No need to upload/share/seed any files

  • Supports resumed downloads

  • Protects privacy with a hidden IP address

  • Can download files in bulk

  • Includes a built-in torrent search engine

What We Don't Like
  • Ad-supported

  • Torrents aren't cached unless you're actively using the website

  • Restricts download size and speed

How to Use ZBIGZ

ZBIGZ is a little different than a regular torrent client because it's not actual software. Here's a quick tutorial on how to use ZBIGZ.

  1. Once you're logged in, paste a torrent link, upload a .torrent file, or enter a magnet link into the text area and then select GO!. ZBIGZ will start caching the torrent so you can download the files. 

    ZBIGZ website
  2. To download a torrent file, use the arrow next to the Download button and choose Copy link.

  3. Copy the link when you see it and then paste it into the address bar in your browser to start the download immediately. If it's a media file, use Play instead to open the file online without having to download it first.

ZBIGZ Limitations

ZBIGZ users are restricted in numerous ways, which certainly differentiates it from a regular torrent client.

The maximum size of any torrent can be only 1 GB. This means the sum of every file size in the torrent must be at or below 1 GB. Anything above will be rejected by ZBIGZ.

Download speeds with ZBIGZ cap out at 150 KB/s, which is much slower than with regular, downloadable torrent clients. Desktop torrent programs typically have no download restrictions apart from the speed of your internet connection.

Free users can download up to two torrents at the same time using ZBIGZ, which is a huge restriction not found in most other free torrent clients.

If you create a free account on ZBIGZ, your torrent files stay on your account for seven days. This means after you've added a torrent, you have one week before your files expire and are removed.

These restrictions—and others, such as not being able to copy the torrent files to your Google Drive account—are lifted if you pay for the premium version.

ZBIGZ Final Thoughts

With ZBIGZ, no download is needed and all the torrents you add to your account are accessible from any browser. Choose to receive an email notification when torrents are cached, which is a helpful tool when you're away from your computer.

However, the slow download speeds are painfully noticeable compared to other internet downloads, which is unfortunate.

Some ISPs throttle torrent traffic. ZBIGZ isn't torrent traffic from an ISP's perspective because it runs like any other HTTP download; therefore, your ISP is less likely to limit its bandwidth. If your service provider restricts your access to the BitTorrent network, an online torrent client such as ZBIGZ may be one of your only remaining options.

Though its limitations are obvious, ZBIGZ is still valuable because it runs entirely online and won't be controlled by most ISPs.