The BitTorrent protocol lets users from all over the world download and share files and data by farming out file distribution and hosting to users instead of relying on host or mirrors. It has made things a lot easier,especially for downloading music, videos, software, and other types of media. Now, you can bring that convenience and do it all using your Android smartphone or tablet!
Today, we’re going to highlight 5 of the very best Android torrent apps to help make downloading a breeze. See what works for you best.
Depending on the person you’re asking, Vuze’s desktop version could either be a feature-rich torrent client or a bulky multimedia monster. The free version of the Android app, however, is a refreshingly no-frills torrent downloader that provides an ad-free experience, along with built-in torrent search, a Wi-Fi only mode, and configurable download and upload limits. If you have advanced network settings, you can configure the incoming port Vuze uses, and the app can be set to play a sound or notification once downloads are complete.
This torrent client app’s download speed cap is only at 250kb per second on its free version, but get past that and you’ll find just the right features to make it worth installing. You can search for torrents from within the app or through your phone’s browser and this app supports torrent files and magnet links. It also provides RSS functions and download controls. If you like the app, you can upgrade to the premium version to remove annoying ads and the download cap.
aTorrent is a free, ad-supported Android torrent downloader that comes with a wide range of basic torrent features. You can open up a torrent search dialog, with support for magnet links, as well as set the download folder and have multiple downloads running in parallel. It also allows for partial download where you can specify individual files to download in a torrent. Other features include Wi-Fi only mode to minimize 4G data usage, and the option to pause downloads when your phone isn’t plugged in to external power. While the app’s free version supports ads, you can disable it by purchasing a Pro key.
This fairly new torrent app for Android will prove that the power of BitTorrent protocol is now in the palm of your hands. It’s very easy to use, boasts a clean interface and browser integration for torrent and magnet links. The app features selective file downloading and prioritization, as well as a Wi-Fi only mode. Additionally, you can dig further into more advanced features, in case tinkering with router port forwarding is your cup of tea. Other features like RSS support and torrent search are currently underway.
The official Android app for BitTorrent, along with its functional twin, µTorrent, offers resource-light torrenting in their free torrent apps. Both of these apps cover the basics, with unlimited download speed and file sizes, torrent search, configurable upload and download limits, RSS subscription support, and a Wi-Fi only mode. These apps may not be equipped with a lot of features and customization options, but they do the job quickly and efficiently.