9 Best Ubuntu Torrent Client In 2017

ubuntu torrent client

As a crazy downloader, what is your favorite downloading way?

Definitely ‘Torrent”

There are several applications allows you to download your favorite files as like Movie,Games,Musics etc by using Torrent or P2P client(I don’t promote Copywrite breaking).In Windows, we have used utorrent or Bit-Torrent client.But, what about the ubuntu users?

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What Is The Best Ubuntu Torrent Client?

There are several feature reached torrent client available for Ubuntu and it is difficult to choose the best torrent client for Ubuntu.In this post, I will describe you about 9 best Ubuntu torrent client that can easily solve your torrent downloading headache.

Tixati – The Best Ubuntu Torrent Client

tixati for ubuntu

Although there are several torrent client available on the internet, Tixati is my first choice.

Why?

Because of it’s simple,fast, lightweight design and unlimited features.It is a free software not open-source.But, its unique features makes it different from others.It can download torrent faster than other torrent clients.It has everything to controlling torrent.You can easily control and view Peers, Pieces, and Files.You can also control you outgoing and incoming bandwidth by using bandwidth throttle.It shows you the real-time graph which gives a clear concept about your downloads.

tixati on ubuntu

In Tixati, you can transfer your files from one partition to another when they are downloading.So, if you want to re-install Ubuntu on your PC, you don’t need to think about your current downloading files.

Tixati Features

  • Small, Fast and easy to use.
  • Detailed view of peers, pieces, and files.
  • Super-Fast chocking/unchocking algorithm.
  • Highly adjustable bandwidth throttle allows you to control individually control bandwidth.
  • Different type of graphs helps you to understand download/upload situation easily.
  • Local file management feature included.Which allows you to move a file from one drive/partition to another when it is downloading.

Positive Side of Tixati

  • Simple and Lightweight Design
  • Download faster than other torrent clients.
  • Completely Ads Free
  • Files can be easily movable when they are downloading.
  • Torrent and Magnet Support.
  • Regularly Updated.
  • Available for Ubuntu and Non-Ubuntu based distribution.

Negative Side of Tixati

  • Not so beautiful than other ubuntu torrent client

Install Tixati On Ubuntu

Although Tixati has no PPA, you need to download and install it manually.Open Terminal or Press CTRL+T and write these command and press enter.

For 32bit Ubuntu

$ wget www.tixati.com/download/tixati_2.38-1_i686.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i tixati_2.38-1_i686.deb

For 64bit Ubuntu

$ wget www.tixati.com/download/tixati_2.38-1_amd64.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i tixati_2.38-1_amd64.deb

If you can’t, just simply download the .deb file from clicking the green button below and install it with Gdebi Package Installer.

Vuze – Feature Rich Ubuntu Torrent Client

vuze for ubuntu

Vuze is another most popular torrent client for Ubuntu.Not only Ubuntu.It also available Windows,Mac OS X and Android.

But What makes different Vuze from others?

Here is the deal.

First of all, Vuze is not only a torrent client but also a torrent search engine.You don’t need to search torrent by using Google or any other torrent websites.The built-in search option is very powerful and fast.So, just search your torrents and download it easily.

vuze on ubuntu

Vuze also included with many exciting features.You can easily create and upload torrent by using it.It also has a subscription option.Which allows you to subscribe your most favorite torrent uploaders thus you can easily know when they update or add a new torrent.

Vuze has its own HD network where you can download HD videos easily without any hassle.And also, in the premium version of Vuze you can play your media files when downloading with built-in antivirus protection too.

Vuze Features

  • Built-In Meta Search Engine
  • Torrent Subscription Option
  • Download Multiple Torrent At A Time
  • Easily Share Peers To Local Area Networks
  • Transport Encryption Feature
  • Offline Download Mode Feature
  • Burn DVD Easily After Downloading (Vuze Plus)
  • Built-In Antivirus Powered By Bitdefender (Vuze Plus)
  • Download Torrent Without Any Ads (Vuze Plus)

Positive Side of Vuze

  • User-Friendly Torrent Download Manager
  • Search And Download Form One Place
  • Subscribe Your Favorite Torrents Easily
  • No Third-Party Application Can Throttle Your Download
  • Web Remote Android Application Allows You To Control Vuze Remotely

Negative Side of Vuze

  • The Free Version Will Show You Ads

Install Vuze On Ubuntu

Installing Vuze on Ubuntu is not very hard.Simply go to Ubuntu Software Center and search for Vuze and click on install.It will take 2-3 minutes.If you want to install Vuze via command line, please follow these steps.

Open Terminal or Press CTRL+T and write these command and press enter.

$ sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu utopic-getdeb apps” >> /etc/apt/sources.list’

$ wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add –

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install azureus

If you can’t, just simply download the .deb file from clicking the green button below and install it with Gdebi Package Installer.

 

Utorrent – Most Popular Torrent Client

utorrent for ubuntu

Utorrent is probably known as “You Torrent”.It is one of the successful and popular BitTorrent client of all platform.Utorrent is tiny,lightweight and feature rich torrent client.

utorrent on ubuntu

Although it has many features like Torrent and Magnet support,Automatic bandwidth management etc, it is not continuously updated for ubuntu.On the other hand, you can’t use Utorrent as any other torrent client.It can’t run like other torrent clients because the web version of Utorrent is available for Ubuntu.

Utorrent Features

  • Efficient And Lightweight Torrent Client
  • Very Tiny And Fast
  • Torrent And Magnet Support
  • Automatic bandwidth Management

Positive Side of Utorrent

  • Lite, Fast And Easy To Use
  • You Can Add Any Torrent Feed Easily
  • Easily Control With Remote Access Feature

Negative Side of Utorrent

  • Only Web Versi0n Available For Ubuntu

Install Utorrent On Ubuntu

Install utorrent for Ubuntu is slightly different than others.To install utorrent on Ubuntu, just play the video given below and install utorrent on Ubutnu as the easiest way.

And also, to download utorrent just click on the green button below and choose Ubuntu 13.04 version.Don’t worry, it works Ubuntu on 13.04 to 16.04

 

Deluge – Simple & Fast Ubuntu Torrent Client

deluge for ubuntu

When I make the list of best ubuntu torrent client, Deluge was one of my favorite choices.

Why?

Although, it is one of the most used torrent downloader in Ubuntu it has some different features that don’t have others.At first sight, it looks like a very simple torrent download manager.But, it has some plugins/extensions as like Google Chrome which is its main power.

deluge on ubuntu

It’s most used plugins are Blocklist,Notification,Scheduler,Auto Priority, Auto Shutdown, YaRSS etc.These plugins allow you to control your downloads easily.You can schedule downloads,select automatic priority,automatic shutdown your PC after downloading,the real-time update about your favorite TV shows and more.You can find all plugins from Deluge Plugins.

Deluge Features

  • Simple, Fast and Easy To Use
  • Available For Both Normal Desktop And Client Server
  • LSD(Local Peer Discovery),PEX(Peer Exchange) and Proxy Support
  • Built-In and Third Party Plugin Support
  • Cross-Platform and Open-Source

Positive Side of Deluge

  • Use Low Resource
  • Automatic Priority Feature
  • Automatic Shutdown Feature
  • Download Scheduler

Negative Side of Deluge

  • Little Harder For Beginners

Install Deluge On Ubuntu

Installing Deluge on Ubuntu is not very hard.Simply go to Ubuntu Software Center and search for Deluge and click on install.It will take 2-3 minutes.If you want to install Deluge via command line, please follow these steps.

Open Terminal or Press CTRL+T and write these command and press enter.

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install deluge

Transmission – Built-In Ubuntu Torrent Client

transmission for ubuntu

Transmission is one of the most used BitTorrent Client in Ubuntu.Because it has pre-installed with Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Based distribution.It is very simple and easy to use than any other Ubuntu torrent downloader.

You can easily download Torrent if you don’t have any knowledge about this.Transmission uses low resources where other torrent clients use more resources than transmission.

transmission on ubuntu

Transmission Features

  • Very Simple And Easy To Use
  • Torrent, Magnet, and Other Core Features Included
  • GUI,Web And Terminal Version Available
  • Open-Source And Cross-Platform

Positive Side of  Transmission

  • Use Very Low Resource
  • Clean And Simple For Beginners

Negative Side of  Transmission

  • Not For Intermediate And Expert Users

Install Transmission On Ubuntu

Although Transmission comes with default with Ubuntu but if you use any different Ubuntu-Based distribution, you need to install it.Installing Transmission on Ubuntu is not very hard.Simply go to Ubuntu Software Center and search for Transmission and click on install.It will take 2-3 minutes.If you want to install Transmission via command line, please follow these steps.

Open Terminal or Press CTRL+T and write these command and press enter.

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install transmission

Frostwire – Multifunctional Ubuntu Torrent Client

frostwire for ubuntu

Frostwire known as multifunctional ubuntu torrent client.Because it is not only a torrent download manager but also a local media player,search engine,streaming media player and multi-tab torrent browser.

Frist of all, Frostwire comes with its default meta search engine as like Vuze.But, it is stronger than Vuze.When you search a file(Music,Video,Document etc) with Frostwire it shows you the result from Archive.org,Youtube,Soundcloud and different Torrent sites.So, you don’t need to search severally.

frostwire on ubuntu

Besides, Frostwire comes with built-in local and streaming media player.You can easily play any music or video before downloading.So, you don’t have any confusion about what are you downloading.And also, you can search and browse more than one file along by using its multi-tab feature.

Frostwire Features

  • No Ads And Spyware
  • Smart And Full Of Features
  • Built-In Powerful Search Engine
  • Search Form Torrent Sites, Youtube, Soundcloud, And Archive.org
  • Stream Video And Audio Before Downloading
  • Multi-Tab Browsing Feature

Positive Side of Frostwire

  • Best Torrent Downloader For Beginners
  • Included With Local Media Player
  • Fast And Very Easy To Download
  • Open-Source And Cross-Platform

Negative Side of Frostwire

  • Must Need OpenJDK-JRE 8 (JAVA Runtime Environment) For Installation

Install Frostwire On Ubuntu

Although Frostwire has no PPA, you need to download and install it manually.Open Terminal or Press CTRL+T and write these command and press enter.

For 32bit Ubuntu

$ wget archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/pool/apps/f/frostwire/frostwire_6.1.5-1~getdeb1_i386.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i frostwire_6.1.5-1~getdeb1_i386.deb

For 64bit Ubuntu

$ wget archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/pool/apps/f/frostwire/frostwire_6.1.5 1~getdeb1_amd64.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i frostwire_6.1.5 1~getdeb1_amd64.deb

If you can’t, just simply download the .deb file from clicking the green button below and install it with Gdebi Package Installer.

Qbittorrent – AN Utorrent Alternative

qbittorrent for ubuntu

In the list of best ubuntu torrent client, Qbittorrent is one of my favorite choice.Why?

Why?

Here is the deal

Qbittorrent is an easy, fast and simple BitTorrent client for Ubuntu which called an alternative of utorrent.Because it shares a lot of features (user interface,configuration) as like utorrent.If you are a die hard fan of utorrent, Qbittorrent can be the best solution for you.

qbittorrent on ubuntu

Qbittorrent comes with its polished utorrent like user interface with a simple but effective search engine.you can easily search your files from the major torrent search engine.It has also support torrent and magnet download,All BitTorrent extensions (Peer,DHT,Complete Encryption),Multi-Language Support,Ip Filtering Support and others.Qbittorrent is a cross-platform application.So, you can easily use it your Windows,Linux,Mac OS X, and FreeBSD machine.

Qbittorrent Features

  • Simple And Fast Torrent Client
  • All Core Features Included
  • Works With Low System Requirments
  • All Bittorrent Extension Supported
  • Default Search Engine Included
  • Available In 41 Language
  • Ip Filtering And IPv6 Ready
  • Cross-Platform And Open-Source

Positive Side of Qbittorrent

  • Polished utorrent Like Interface
  • Create Torrent Like utorrent
  • Remotely Control Your Downloads With Web UI
  • Easily Lock The User Interface

Negative Side of Qbittorrent

  • Can’t Find Any Negative Side

Install Qbittorrent On Ubuntu

Installing Qbittorrent on Ubuntu is not very hard.Simply go to Ubuntu Software Center and search for Qbittorrent and click on install.It will take 2-3 minutes.If you want to install Qbittorrent via command line, please follow these steps.

Open Terminal or Press CTRL+T and write these command and press enter.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

Miro – A Torrent Media Player

miro for ubuntu

As we describe a various type of torrent downloader for Ubuntu, Miro is different from them.

Mainly, Miro is an open-source media player.But, it has some powerful features as like Download video from Youtube Downloader, listen and download Podcast, torrent downaloder etc.

You can easily download any torrent using Miro.Simply visit a torrent site using its default browser, select your favorite file and download it.You can also play any kind of media files (MP3,MP4,MKV etc) after downloading it.

Miro comes with built-in media converter.So, you don’t need an extra video or audio converter to convert your iPhone,iPad,iPod,Android or other media files.On the other hand, you can easily buy,listen and stream music from Amazon and Google Play store.

Miro Features

  • Feature Riched Torrent Download And Media Player
  • Work With Your Local Music Library
  • Built-In Youtube And Soundcloud Downloader
  • Built-In Audio And Video Converter
  • Limitless File Type Supported
  • Share Media On Same WiFi Or Lan Network Easily
  • Buy Music And App Directly Form Amazon And Android App Store

Positive Side of Miro

  • All In One Media And Torrent Downloader
  • Don’t Need An Extra Media Player
  • Don’t Need An Extra A/V Converter
  • Music And Video Sharing Feature
  • Find And Listen Podcast Easily

Negative Side of Miro

  • Need More resource Than Other Ubuntu Torrent Client
  • Need Bonjour Service To Run

Install Miro On Ubuntu

Installing Miro on Ubuntu is not very hard.Simply go to Ubuntu Software Center and search for Miro and click on install.It will take 2-3 minutes.If you want to install Miro via command line, please follow these steps.

Open Terminal or Press CTRL+T and write these command and press enter.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/ppa

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:djcj/vlc-stable

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg miro

Ktorrent – AN KDE Torrent Client

ktorrent for ubuntu

Ktorrent is a simple torrent client for Ubuntu and other Linux-Based distribution.If you are familiar with KDE, you may be heard about Ktorrent.

Although, Ktorrent mainly designed for Kubuntu.But, you can easily use it on your Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Based Linux machines.Ktorrent comes with its default user interface and common torrent features which we have used regularly.It has a simple plugin installer like Deluge which allows you to improve your download performance.As like Ip Filtering,Magnet Generator,Auto Shutdown,Web Interface etc.You can also use its passive download features for download more efficiently.

ktorrent on ubuntu

Ktorrent Features

  • Very Simple And KDE Friendly
  • Torrent And Magnet Support
  • Plugin Installer

Positive Side of Ktorrent

  • Ip Filtering Feature
  • Auto Shutdown
  • Both Client And Web Interface

Negative Side of Ktorrent

  • Not For Expert Users

Install Ktorrent On Ubuntu

Installing Ktorrent on Ubuntu is not very hard.Simply go to Ubuntu Software Center and search for Ktorrent and click on install.It will take 2-3 minutes.If you want to install  via command line, please follow these steps.

Open Terminal or Press CTRL+T and write these command and press enter.

For 32bit Ubuntu

$ wget security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_4.3.1-4_i386.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i ktorrent_4.3.1-4_i386.deb

For 64bit Ubuntu

$ wget security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/k/ktorrent/ktorrent_4.3.1-4_amd64.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i ktorrent_4.3.1-4_amd64.deb

If you can’t, just simply download the .deb file from clicking the green button below and install it with Gdebi Package Installer.

At The Last….

In this post, I have described 9 best ubuntu torrent client which are really helpful and easy to use.I will try to post about best Linux torrent client which not only based on ubuntu.

Thanks for reading this post.Please leave a comment if you like this or if you have any question about this article.

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Bruno
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I like the article, but you English is terrible. Please get a proofreader

Joe
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> I like the article, but you English is terrible. Please get a proofreader

I think you mean *your. As in, *your* English is terrible. It takes some nerve to correct a person like you did. But to do it incorrectly is just… bad.

To the author: Your English is fine. I can tell it’s not your native language, but there was no part of this article that was difficult for me to understand. You provided a great service. Thanks.

Ferdynard Kiepski
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Really good article. Thanks

Mike
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Why does your Qbittorrent install do an install of deluge? You need to fix that.

Sal
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Thank you for the article, installing qbittorrent right now!

Surya
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Thank you for the detailed article! Very well written. I installed Tixati on Linux Mint Mate 18 and it’s working like a charm. It managed to get peers and download files from them where qbittorrent failed to do so.

Max
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Thanks! Using uTorrent

Jake Foley
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Looking to change my torrent client. Currently using Transmission only because it was the default. Have come across a few articles so far but this one is the best by far! So many options… I appreciate that you covered resources used by these clients since I’ve always been a fan of powerful yet small and light.

Interesting that Tixati, a non-FOSS client, makes so many lists as a recommended choice. Will certainly give this a go. Also like qbittorrent and deluge from the descriptions.

Imrul Hasan
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Deluge is not a good choice for handling large amout of files. It crushes and starts download again which is already downlaoded.

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