The best torrent download client apps for Android

The best torrent download client apps for Android
Torrents are a great way for distributing software without setting up storage, servers and such, as they live in a network of peer devices, and your Frankenfile can get assembled chunk by chunk from various different places, making the torrent network very fast, and resilient too.

Granted, these are often used for distributing copyrighted material, but that doesn't change the fact how awesome the torrent concept is, and it is even more awesome that Android is allowing its existence regardless of the controversies surrounding torrents - and that's the strength of Google's mobile OS.

Android's torrent apps have been getting much better lately, supporting magnet links, and many other things you are used to with your desktop torrent client, so let's have a peak at what Android has to offer for downloading from peer-to-peer networks.

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37 Comments

1. waystriker

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Oh yeah, actually I'm using Ttorrent Pro.

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm using U TORRENT SINCE aDownloader crap out of their search browers. but don't tell anyone that :)

30. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

uTorrent for sure. Been using it on my desktops for years.

35. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

The power of open OS! Power to do anything . Kudos google !!

2. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

You need to pay for the best torrent download client apps for Android?!?!?! Everybody know we all use torrent download for piracy. ROFLMFAO! :D

5. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

How many torrents client is free for iOS and WP? iOS = 0 (Apple dont allow and need jailbreak) WP = 1? Android = More than u can count on u fingers.

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

True!

16. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

The fact that I CAN torrent on my iPhone through jailbreak proves you wrong. It can be done and is done by thousands, so your argument and any other argument is just a waste of time. Not sure about WP, only use Android and iOS. P.S. My iOS torrent client is free, and better than the one I use on my Android device. (Ttorrent)

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

As xfire99 has said: "Apple dont allow and need jailbreak"

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

1) Not all people knows how to jailbreak. 2) Not all people want to jailbreak due security reasons. 3) Sometimes after iOS update you need wait long time till new jailbreak is released. 4) Some people understand that jailbreaking is not supported by default and they are afraid that they can brick their device. 5) Not all people want to jailbreak due warranty reasons. And so on... The same way jailbreak gives you something, the same way jailbreak takes something away from you and it is so called "solution" (more like a pain in the ass in certain situations). While on Android you don't have to sacrifice something to get something. :)

22. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Like I said, I CAN torrent and have been able to. Youre avoiding the fact that it is done and used my thousands. In the end, I am happy and torrenting. Go somewhere. Your counter was a waste of my time, and a waste of time as I stated in my OG post. Nexttttt.

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Educate yourself with jailbreaking and security before you try and sound smart." Exactly! You should do that!

33. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Bad troll is bad.

36. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Not all people want to jailbreak due security reasons because there is no official reverse engineering - security analysis made to know what exactly changes jailbreak does to iOS. Maybe jailbreak also installs malware or maybe jailbreaked iOS becomes vulnerable for certain exploits (on purpose or not on purpose). Jailbreak is not official, author takes no responsibility. Non serious businessman, politician or company owner who cares about data safety and privacy will gonna jailbreak his iPhone or iPad. Where you see trolling here? Did I have said something not right in my comments #19 or #21?

37. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

You are missing the point. You sir, are.... Nvm better stop before I get a warning.. Use your brain and stop over thinking everything you nerd.

25. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

You miss the whole point. My point is: Why the hell do you pay for torrent app? Frostwire, uTorrent and etc are 100% free and perform great. I never questioned Android's torrent apps but only the paid app mentioned which I still find funny. I'm still scratching my were you got this idea, "How many torrents client is free for iOS and WP?".

8. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

uTorrent free version is just as good.... 1 unobtrusive banner ad... thats it... so no, you don't NEED to pay for the best torrent apps

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think he is trying to be funny by saying that pirates need to pay for pirating software.

3. Trolloftheyear

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

What is the best free(without ads, malware) torrent client for desktop?

7. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I use uTorrent both for my notebook and for my android device... specially usefull with uTorrent Remote. The malware only depends on the webpages you visit to get your torrent files, not the program itself I use uTorrent with ads on my phone and the only "issue" was that its CPU heavy and used to slow down my device, but recently has gotten better

18. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

And the files you download.

20. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

yes of course :) I thought that was obvious... but you are right to assume it was not

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion it is Vuze (previously known as Azureus).

4. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Sharing is Caring:P

31. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

AGREE. But slow isp and slow pc makes me a hit & run leecher... *Facepalm* tTorrent & uTorrent for mobile. uTorrent for PC.

6. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

UTorrent!

17. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

There's no such thing like UTorrent. It's ĀµTorrent or uTorrent when you don't have symbols or Greek letters, I'm just saying

10. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Utorrent, ttorrent and fluid are the best

11. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

One of the biggest reasons I like Android.

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Advantages of Android. :)

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