Ever wondered if there was any way of downloading torrents on your Android phone? Usually, when one thinks about torrents one associates them with a personal computer only. Luckily, there are many apps that can help you use torrents with your Android smartphone!
When one thinks about torrents, one thinks of online piracy. Which is true, in most cases, but there’s a number of legal uses for torrents (like file sharing, Linux ISOs, and many others, and quite a few legal and safe websites to download them from.
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What are Torrents?
Most of us have heard of torrents, but what exactly are they? Long story short, this is just a method of online file sharing, using the BitTorrent protocol to assist the process of P2P (peer-to-peer) sharing. This type of file sharing has some benefits, like not needed expensive or professional equipment for massive sharing, as well as allowing slow networks to download large pieces of data.
The usual way of using torrents is through special files with the .torrent file extension, which is probably something you are familiar with.
How to Download Torrents on Android
To do this you will need to install BitTorrent clients on your android device, either from the Google Play store or by an APK file from other sources. For the purpose of this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to use a third-party app called Flud, but there are many other options that we’re going to talk about a bit later.
Step 1: Download and Install the App
Step 2:Give Permissions
If you’re suspicious about apps asking you for permission – good for you! But in this case, Flud will need access to your device storage. The app will also ask you if you want to use your usage data for statistics and tailored apps – but this is optional and entirely up to you.
Step 3:Set When You Want to Download Torrents
After you’ve been asked for permission, you will be asked whether you’d want to be downloading torrents on WiFi only. this is not mandatory but recommended, as downloading large files on your data plan could lead to a big hole in your pocket.
Step 4:Download Locally-Saved Torrent File
If you have torrents locally downloaded on your Android device, all you have to do is tap on the “+” button on the left corner of your screen and go through your device’s storage to find your saved torrent file. when you’ve found it, tap on it to add it to Flud.
Step 5:Download Torrent File Using URL
If you’d rather download your torrent directly from a URL, tap on the magnet button on the right top of the screen. If you already have the link copied in your clipboard, it should automatically appear. If not, you will have to copy-paste it manually.
And you’re all set! Have fun with your new files!
Best Torrent Apps for Android
There are a lot of apps that can help you download torrents on your Android device. Their functions are mainly the same, but some work better than others, so it’s good to know you have options.
1. µTorrent®- Torrent Downloader – Free with In-app Purchases
uTorrent is the more “basic” torrent downloaded made by BitTorrent. You can only download torrents with it if you’re using a WiFi connection. However, you can choose where to store your downloaded files and it supports most protocols. This is a great app if all you want is a simple torrent downloader – it comes with a free version, but you can pay to remove the ads.
2. BitTorrent®- Torrent Downloads – Free with In-App Purchases
Made by the same developer and with the same basic features as µTorrent, BitTorrent is a little bit more advanced, at it can also be a decent way of promoting music already available for download in the app itself – with everything legal. So BitTorrent can be used for discovery as well as torrenting. Just like the previous app, it comes with a free version, but you can pay to get rid of the ads.
3. Vuze Torrent Downloader – Free with In-app Purchases
Now, this app is one of our personal favorites. It’s recommended for its security settings, that somehow are better than what other apps have – if for some reason you cannot download torrents with any other client, no matter what you do, you will be able to with this app. It can also be used as a decent discovery method, as well as a torrenting client. It comes with both a free and a paid version – that removes the ads and adds features like battery saving.
Best Legal and Safe Torrent Websites
Torrenting isn’t illegal at its core. It’s just file sharing and a very useful way of doing that. Therefore, there are some websites that promote downloading free movies and music (among other files) without infringing anyone’s copyright – on the most popular torrent websites, there’s no way of differentiating between legal and illegal shared files.
1. Public Domain Torrents
Even though the design can make your eyes bleed a little, this website is pure gold. It features lots of classic movies that, as the name suggests, are available in the public domain, and, most of the time, hard to find anywhere else. You even have the option of streaming your movies directly on the website, if you don’t want to download them.
2. Internet Archive
Much like the previous website (but with a way better design), this one is a nice find. While it doesn’t have as many files to go through, you can still find hidden gems here and it even has a special category for television. Additionally, you can also find legal torrents for music and books, which is a plus.
3. Vuze StudioHD Network
Vuze is not only a cool torrent client, but it can also be a nice source of legal torrents. It has a lot of video content stored in categories – from movies and series to TED Talks. It’s a nice way of discovering new content without infringing someone’s copyrights.
Android Torrenting – The Better Way to Share Files
The Internet is a great place for sharing. However, it’s good to know the difference between legally and illegally shared files, because, most of the time, the line is very thin. We hope our suggestions of torrent clients and legal torrent websites were of help and you found the files you were looking for – or, why not, discovered some new stuff that you didn’t know about! Have fun torrenting!
So which app did you use? What website helped you? Do you have other suggestions? Let us know in the comments down below!
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