YTS is the unofficial successor of the defunct YTS or YIFY group, which 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.

As with many other torrent sites, YTS is blocked by ISPs in a wide variety of countries.