Torrent is a type of file sharing that can download large files from the internet. The torrent itself does not contain any information about the content of the file; but rather information about the location of different pieces of the target file. The torrent system works by dividing the target file into small chunks of information. This way, users can download large files quickly.
To download a torrent file you need a torrent client, which is a software that can access the peer-to-peer network where the files associated with the torrent are being shared. If you have an Android device, then there are lots of apps that can help you to download torrent files directly from your phone. Here are five of the best free torrent apps for Android.
BitTorrent is without a doubt the most widely used Torrent client for downloading files on desktop computer, and now it is available for Android. This app is very easy to use and has a very beautiful and clean design. You can search for any torrent file and download it on your Android device directly.
The app also comes with an integrated audio player which allows you to access audio content directly from the app. You can select where to download the torrent files so even if it is a large one, it can be placed on an microSD card.
This app is completely free and there is no limitation on speed and size of download. It also support Wifi-only mode to save money on your mobile data plan.
- Flud – Torrent Downloader
Flud is a fairly new BitTorrent client for Android but it has quickly becoming one of the most popular choice with its simple, fast and clean interface.
Just like most desktop torrent clients, Flud lets you set priorities for downloads in order to help you get the most important files first. It also adds a sequential download feature that only downloads one file at a time. Moreover, Flud also has RSS support with an option to automatically download new RSS items when they are detected.
µTorrent is another popular BitTorrent client for computers. This app comes with unlimited download speed and file sizes, RSS subscription, WiFi-only mode and torrent search. You can easily find the torrents files for the contents you are looking for and start downloading it right away.
The new version of µTorrent has added several new features such as saving to external SD cards, an integrated media player for playing your downloads right from the app, media library, etc.
- tTorrent Lite
tTorrent is one of the best torrent apps for Android. The app offers a lot of features like multiple torrent downloading, proxy support (SOCKS, HTTP), Wi-Fi only mode, IP filtering support, local peer discovery, etc. It also has web browser integration that makes it easier for you to download your torrent files.
aTorrent is a native P2P bittorrent client for Android. It has a torrent search dialog box where you can search your torrent files. You can also pause your downloads when your battery is low.
This app supports magnet links and multiple parallel downloading. Supported protocols include BitTorrent P2P, DHT, Advanced DHT Bootstrap, HTTP and UDP trackers.
These are some of the best torrent client apps currently available for Android. Let us know which torrent app you are currently using in the comments below.