Open Source µTorrent Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to µTorrent is qBittorrent, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to µTorrent and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to µTorrent are Transmission (Free, Open Source), Deluge (Free, Open Source), WebTorrent (Free, Open Source) and aria2 (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 2, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Self-Hosted
    • PortableApps.com
    • Firefox
    • Xfce
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Safari
    • Haiku
    • libtorrent
    • Python
    • elementary OS
    • WebRTC

    Features

    • Peer-To-Peer
    • File sharing
    • Downloader
    • Torrent search
    • Ad-free
    • Integrated Search
    • Lightweight
    • Support for MAGNET links
    • Portable
    • Torrent Streaming
    • Media Streaming
    • Built-in player
    • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
    • Multiple languages
    • Web-Based
    • Youtube downloader
    • Video streaming
    • Support for Multiple protocols
    • Download Accelerators
    • Integrated Chat

    License

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    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µTorrent. View 65 alternatives to qBittorrent
      Almost everyone thinks qBittorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      • Haiku
      qBittorrent vs µTorrent
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      InsaneFromEarth Open source alternative, actively maintain, and doesn't use your machine as a Bitcoin miner.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      36
      LeGenDKinG Its Free and with ZERO Ads. Simply torrent download nothing else.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      18
      Azazel better for large amounts of torrents: can use both tags and categories, also filter by the search field; open source; allows to rename any file or folder on any level; custom color themes
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      0
      It is lighter but with the same features minus the ads.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      0
      free, open source, fast, private with NO malware or spyware.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      1
      dreamski21 Easy to use, ad-free, supports "sequential downloading", remote control (e.g. via Web UI or the 'qBittorrent Controller' app by Luis Gallordo), etc.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1
      glitchy Free, open source, no ads *and* it comes with a built-in search engine? Color me impressed!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
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    • Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch... View 66 alternatives to Transmission
      Almost everyone thinks Transmission is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      • Haiku
      • Cloudron
      • Xfce
      Transmission vs µTorrent
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      JohnFastman Transmission is an easy-to-use, open source torrent client. It's an excellent alternative to uTorrent because it is open source, which means you can have higher confidence in it not violating your privacy, e.g. through reporting what you're downloading. Transmission is as good an alternative as qBittorrent, but has a simpler interface.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      10
      thallisphp Built-in in many linux distro. Simple and excellent. It does not display any advertising. It has speed control and queue manager
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      8
      no native windows client.
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      0
      Fast, light and no ads. Why would u use something else? Works perfectly
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      3
      best all-around for multiple os
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      4
      minerpro3 All Windows clients are awful, but this is well-ported from *nix.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      1
      Buster_Blue It's FOSS, which means that you can be more confident that it isn't tracking you. It's also easy to use, with a simple UI.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      2
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    • Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses https://alternativeto. View 62 alternatives to Deluge
      Almost everyone thinks Deluge is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • libtorrent
      • Python
      Deluge vs µTorrent
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      I had issues both with uTorrent and qBittorrent. Deluge just works
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      5
      It's free, doesn't have ads, works great, and it's gorgeous.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      2
      Yes It is very Good alternative
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      0
      Very lightweight and fast, reliable, similar interface and general user scenarios to µTorrent but ads/adware drama-free, transparent, true open-source.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -1
      peterbro cross platfom and perfect
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
      It's simple, has no ads, is fast, and works good!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
      Similar looks, functionality and speed. A breeze!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      1
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    • WebTorrent Desktop is able to instantly stream and play right away video and audio. You don't have to wait for it to finish downloading. View 52 alternatives to WebTorrent
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Opera
      • Node.JS
      • Chromium
      • Firefox
      WebTorrent vs µTorrent
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Torrent streamer. Not a downloader.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      -4
      altersoft its just torrent streamer, not file downloader.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      -10
    • aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility. The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE), and Metalink. View 82 alternatives to aria2
      Most users think aria2 is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Xfce
      aria2 vs µTorrent
      pros, cons and recent comments
      lightweight, full featured
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      0
    • PicoTorrent is designed to be a tiny, easy-to-use BitTorrent client with low memory usage. View 55 alternatives to PicoTorrent
      Most users think PicoTorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      PicoTorrent vs µTorrent
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Kapp96 Unlike uTorrent, PicoTorrent is a true lightweight torrent client with no ads or bloat.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      5
      headphoneamp Very nice, simple and effective. Great for not demanding user and for backup torrent client solution
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      6
      disfated Tiny, super fast, low memory, no ads, no bloat, no crap, actively developed.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      3
      Lacks the ability to actually create torrents, making it more of a downloader than a full-fledged client.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      -1
    • BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze . View 63 alternatives to BiglyBT
      Most users think BiglyBT is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
      BiglyBT vs µTorrent
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Laggy, bad programming using operating system windows to search metadata for magnets, will kill your system when pasting too many magnets.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      0
      Wladrote Coz it's totally FOSS and there's a good Android vers. of it.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      BiglyBT is a fork of Vuze with the same rich feature set, plugin support (i.e. webtorrent, decentralized chat, and even TOR), and no ad/malware. Being Java based makes it compatible with most platforms, but resource usage is still light, especially with tweaking.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      0
    • LibreTorrent is a Free as in Freedom torrent client for Android 4 and later, based on libtorrent. Download and share files directly on your device. View 23 alternatives to LibreTorrent
      Almost everyone thinks LibreTorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      LibreTorrent vs µTorrent
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Wladrote No doubt it's the best torrent client for Android.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
    • rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library. View 56 alternatives to rTorrent
      Most users think rTorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Easy to use BitTorrent Client and YouTube Downloader in one, with built-in search and music library. View 50 alternatives to FrostWire
      Most users think FrostWire is a great alternative to µTorrent.

      Bundleware

      As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60a309e91ba1039c3527053867e0e210ff2e18628a01acc264d82430e6436889/analysis/

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Kindle Fire
      FrostWire vs µTorrent
      pros, cons and recent comments
      FrostWire is an P2P software like eMule.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      0
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