WebTorrent Desktop

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WebTorrent Desktop is a free and open source streaming torrent client for the desktop


  • Whether it’s video from the Internet Archive, music from Creative Commons, or audiobooks from Librivox, you can play it right away. You don’t have to wait for it to finish downloading;
  • Lightweight, fast torrent app;
  • Beautiful user experience;
  • Free, non-commercial, ad-free, and open source;
  • Instantly stream video and audio: viewing in the built-in player;
  • It is possible to upload a file;
  • It is possible to add subtitles;
  • Stream videos to AirPlay, Chromecast, and DLNA;
  • Opens magnet links and .torrent files;
  • Drag-and-drop makes adding or creating torrents easy;
  • Discovers peers via tracker servers, DHT (Distributed Hash Table), and peer exchange;
  • Supports the WebTorrent protocol for connecting to WebRTC peers (i.e. web browsers);
  • Support “Full screen”;
  • Support “Float on Top”;
  • You can select the location (folder/directory) for uploading files;
  • Torrent media files will play in VLC if WebTorrent cannot play them. You can select an external player;
  • Integration with the system tray.

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The software WebTorrent Desktop is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub io.webtorrent.WebTorrent

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English
Description version:0.23.0
Developer:Team WebTorrent Desktop
Programming language:Electron
Software website:webtorrent.io/desktop

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