Top 10 Best Torrent Android Apps – Updated June 2022
It’s not exactly a secret that torrent apps don’t have the best reputation. Why? Well, they’re often used to share illegal content, mainly movies, TV shows, and music. Well, there’s a reason why torrents exist, and torrent apps are available via the Google Play Store. There are a lot of legal reasons to use torrent services, that’s for sure. General file sharing comes to mind, as does sharing Linux ISOs, and similar files.
That’s not all, though. Even though a lot of shared music on torrents is not exactly legal, some artists share it on purpose. Why? Well, it gives them access to a wide range of people, and it’s great for self-promotion. Those are just some examples. The point is, torrents can be really useful, a great tool to share the content of various types. Therefore, we’ve hand-picked the very best torrent Android apps, in case you’re interested. In the list below, you’ll be able to see ten apps, and they’re not listed in a specific order.
Flud is easily one of the best torrent apps for Android. This application brings forth an excellent UI, that is easy to use. On top of that, it offers all the features you might expect of a torrent application, while it also works great. Ads are a part of the experience, but you can always pay a one-time fee in order to get rid of them. The app relies on a BitTorrent protocol, by the way.
This app comes with no speed limits on downloads / uploads. It also allows you to select which files within a torrent file you’d like to download. It has RSS feed support with automatic downloading. It supports magnet links, while it has the NAT-PMP, DHT, UPnP, and µTP supports. You can move files while they’re downloading, while the app also supports torrents with really big file sizes. These are only some of its features.
BitTorrent is an excellent app to discover music, and download it. The app itself promotes legal music and video torrents by independent artists. So, if you’re interested in that, this app is worth checking out. In addition to that, it works as a regular torrent app. It offers a really clean and minimalistic UI, which is a good thing. It also offers all the standard features you’d expect out of a torrent app.
The app can download torrents only while you’re on WiFi, to save data. It does not bring any restrictions when it comes to speed limits, or size limits. You can choose your custom download locations, while the app does support magnet links as well. The ‘Pro’ version does bring some extra things to the table, including the auto-shutdown feature. It also removes ads that are included in the free version.
Transmission is a really popular torrent client for Linux. You’ll find quite a few Ubuntu users using it, for example. The app is available for Android as well, however, and it’s pretty good. If you’re looking for a truly lightweight torrent app for your smartphone, this is it. Don’t expect a fancy design or anything of the sort, though, as Transmission is all about simplicity, in every way.
Despite the fact it’s a lightweight app, it comes with a ton of features. It comes with support for HTTP(S)/SOCKS proxy, while it can be set to download only while connected to WiFi. You can also set it to keep CPU/WiFi awake to complete your downloads before it shuts down. It can play media files while it’s downloading them, while it comes with a built-in UPnP MediaServer. There’s much more to discover here.
µTorrent actually comes from the same developer as BitTorrent. This is yet another excellent torrent app for your Android device. µTorrent is a really simple app, it looks really clean, and it’s simple to you. This is an excellent choice if you don’t need every single feature in existence, even though this app is well-equipped with features. This is also one of the most popular torrent apps for Android.
This app also does not put any restrictions in terms of speed or size in front of you. It can access and download magnet links without a problem. It also allows you to see what’s inside a torrent file, and choose which files you want to download exactly. Changing download locations is also possible, and so on. All the basic torrent features you’d expect are included in this app.
BiglyBT is a feature-packed torrent application. This app comes with pretty much every torrent feature you can imagine. On top of that, it is probably the best torrent app for your Android TV. It is the only app that worked properly on Android TV in our testing, though we haven’t really tried out every available app, of course. This is an open source torrent client, by the way, it’s ad-free.
It features Swarm Merging for faster torrent downloading and torrent repairing. IT has v2 Torrent Support (BEP 52), while it allows you to tag and organize your torrents. You can sort and filter files inside torrents, while it allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds. It has all the basic torrent features as well, while it allows you to download to SD cards via SAF (Storage Access Framework).
FrostWire is, much like BiglyBT, an open-source application. The app comes with a built-in torrent search, though it’s not all that great, so keep that in mind. The app does allow you to play content while it’s downloading. It can open regular torrent files, and also magnetic links. FrostWire does allow you to peek inside torrent files as well, and choose what files you want to download.
It can be set to download content only while connected to WiFi, to help you avoid spending your data. It has a built-in music player, which is fully-featured, and it supports gestures as well. A media browser is also included in the app, and it allows you to delete your files from within the app. FrostWire allows you to download files on both internal storage and SD card storage.
LibreTorrent is easily one of the best-looking torrent apps in the market. This app comes with a really nice-looking UI, which is easy to use. The app delivers both light and dark themes for you to choose from. LibreTorrent does support IP filtering, while it also supports DHT, PeX, encryption, LSD, UPnP, NAT, PMP, and µTP. You can fine-tune networks settings, power management, battery control, UI settings, and more.
The app supports torrents with a large number of files, and big files as well. It has HTTP(S) and magnet links support, while it supports proxy for trackers and peers. You can also move files as they’re downloading without a problem. LibreTorrent comes with a tablet-optimized UI, and scheduling is also a part of the picture. On top of everything, this app also offers Android TV support.
Torrnado is the only app on this list that is not exactly a torrent management app. Torrnado does not allow you to download torrents on its own, this is essentially a remote controller of sorts. It connects to your computer, so that you can see the torrents downloading there. Therefore, you don’t even need to use your smartphone to download torrents, thus you’re saving its battery.
Torrnado works with Transmission, which you’ll need to install on your computer. Transmission is available across desktop computer platforms, so you’re good to go regardless of what you use. Through this app, you can add and remove torrents, see download status, and do all kinds of other stuff, as you’d do in a regular torrent app on your phone. This app does come with ads, but you can remove them for $2.90.
WeTorrent is another compelling torrent downloader. This app has over 5 million downloads in the Play Store, and users seem to be happy with it, for the most part. The app UI is very nice and modern, and it offers all the features you’d expect, actually. You can download torrents at high speeds, with no limits, basically. Download is also not limited to one torrent or anything of the sort, not at all.
WeTorrent app does support magnet links, and .torrent files are also supported. The app will also make sure you save on data consumption, as you can set the app to download torrents only when you’re connected to Wi-Fi. You can also open, view, and delete downloaded files via this application directly. In-app purchases are a part of the experience.
Amnis is not a torrent downloader, this is a torrent player app. What does that mean? Well, this app can stream videos directly from torrents for you. It essentially supports all video formats. It can play videos from files and network as well (HTTP, RTP, RTSP, and so on). You’ll alaso be glad to know that Chromecast is also supported by the app, so you’ll be able to cast torrents to your TV.
The app also enables subtitle downloads directly, from your favorite service. Add-ons are also available for Amnis, so you can expand its functionality, basically. More add-ons are coming, as the selection is quite liimited at the moment. Another thing worth saying is that Amnis also supports screen mirroning via Miracast, or a cable. This app is free to use, and it comes with no ads or in-app purchases.