µTorrent Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to µTorrent for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative 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 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to µTorrent are Transmission (Free, Open Source), Deluge (Free, Open Source), Tixati (Free Personal) and Free Download Manager (Free).

µTorrent is an ad-supported, proprietary BitTorrent client owned and developed by BitTorrent, Inc. If you're looking for more info about µTorrent like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/27/2020 9:11:00 AM
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Alternatives to µTorrent for Linux with any license

  • qBittorrent

    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µTorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD). qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

    • Its Free and with ZERO Ads. Simply torrent download nothing else. LeGenDKinGJul 2019 • 20 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source alternative, actively maintain, and doesn't use your machine as a Bitcoin miner. InsaneFromEarthJun 2016 • 38 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • After uTorrent pulling all kinds of crap, I decided to switch over to qBit. It's basically what uTorrent was back in the day. Neither does it have ads and supports wide range of configuration. If you to get as far as you can from commercialism, this is it. imh1kikoSep 2019 • 12 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • qBittorrent: GPL, no adware and malware, Linux, BSD, and iOS versions, CLI, HTTP Web seeding, and tracker exchange. KorwinJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is lighter but with the same features minus the ads. Guest • Sep 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • free, open source, fast, private with NO malware or spyware. Guest • Jul 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No ads, better with lots of torrents. Guest • Sep 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Identical interface. Without advertising. jwassenApr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, open source, no ads *and* it comes with a built-in search engine? Color me impressed! glitchyJan 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's the best torrent client ever I used, much better than Transmission, in addition, it's way better than the commercial utorrent and bittorrent Guest • Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use, ad-free, supports "sequential downloading", remote control (e.g. via Web UI or the 'qBittorrent Controller' app by Luis Gallordo), etc. dreamski21Jan 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No ads, just as good - if not better - functionality. Guest • Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Being a freeware and open source, it has almost all the features a torrent client should have. Guest • Nov 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Free of adware, open source, fast, simple and very efficient. No doubt. The best. fosfatonitrosoJan 2017 • 12 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • qBittorrent is far better than uTorrent for the following reasons: 1) It's open source (more trustworthy - you can check the code that it's not reporting/data-mining what you're downloading; 2) Works on all platforms; 3) It's got all the same functionality, perhaps even more. No reason to stay with uTorrent and trust them blindly. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 12 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Absolutely better than µTorrent. Faster, lighter and more secure. gioce90Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simple. No ads, No trackers, It's free for ever AkinoSep 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • qBittorrent is the way uTorrent used to be. It hasn't gotten bloated like uTorrent but still has a fair amount of advanced features that you'd want in a torrent program (i.e web interface, torrent feeds, etc). TastyWheatApr 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No ads. No bloatware. No hidden bitcoin mining. No crash. OPEN SOURCE! alexandredarochacelestinoSep 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is very fast and has a torrent search from within the application itself ahmad360Jan 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much lighter, no ads/spyware, open source! kelzebubJan 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Works pretty good, still thinks uTorrent is prettier UI wise but gets the job done. OlaDec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It can do almost all the things µTorrent does and it's open source! Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • it's ad-free, open source, has many options, and a clean interface Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • User friendly interface, fast, stable, a lots of options. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • I have maaaany problems with GUI, logic, etc. and they will never be fixed. The devs just don't listen to it, but we have no another choice. TristisOrisAug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Simply the best. Has everything you want in a ligtweight torrent client. hassantayyabJul 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • open source, no bloatware, maintained, Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • Transmission

    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 directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

    • Built-in in many linux distro. Simple and excellent. It does not display any advertising. It has speed control and queue manager thallisphpOct 2016 • 8 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, light and no ads. Why would u use something else? Works perfectly Guest • Feb 2020 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. JohnFastmanNov 2016 • 11 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • best all-around for multiple os Guest • May 2019 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Elegant interface design, simple and efficient. DeviatedApr 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Buster_BlueOct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • All Windows clients are awful, but this is well-ported from *nix. minerpro3Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't contain a virus and is easy to use. Guest • Jan 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku Xfce

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  • Deluge

    Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses libtorrent (rasterbar) at its core and GTK for the main user interface along with web and console interfaces for advanced client/server facility. Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge's functionality is available in the form of plugins. Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and unobtrusive.

    • Yes It is very Good alternative Guest • Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • I had issues both with uTorrent and qBittorrent. Deluge just works Guest • Dec 2016 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very lightweight and fast, reliable, similar interface and general user scenarios to µTorrent but ads/adware drama-free, transparent, true open-source. Guest • Mar 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free, doesn't have ads, works great, and it's gorgeous. Guest • Nov 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Similar looks, functionality and speed. A breeze! Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is supported for Raspberry Pi, it is simple and good headphoneampFeb 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD libtorrent Python

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  • Tixati

    Tixati is a peer-to-peer file sharing program that uses the popular BitTorrent protocol. This protocol allows many peers to form a cooperative swarm and download very large files with great efficiency. Tixati is one of the most advanced and flexible BitTorrent clients available. And unlike many other clients, Tixati contains no spy-ware, no ads and no gimmicks.

    • It has a lot of features, very high and accurate control of bandwidth and it doesn't have a single ad. headphoneampFeb 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is simple to use, has a clean GUI and is open source fbioassisSep 2017 • 2 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best torrent client available, no crapware, no fuss. Full of features and nice on system resources. Guest • Mar 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Windows Linux

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  • Free Download Manager

    FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. In addition, Free Download Manager allows you to adjust traffic usage, organize downloads, control file priorities for torrents, efficiently download large files and resume broken downloads.

    • FDM has a BitTorrent plugin that allows you to download torrents Danilo_VenomOct 2016 Disagree   Agree

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  • WebTorrent

    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. It is the first torrent client built for the web. No browser plugins, extensions, or installation is required to use WebTorrent in your browser. Easy to use. On option is you can drop a torrent file or paste a magnet link in the box at the bottom of the app. Then enjoy instant playback. Alternatively you can drop a torrent file in it.

    • Torrent streamer. Not a downloader. Guest • Mar 2019 • 2 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its just torrent streamer, not file downloader. altersoftDec 2017 • 4 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • aria2

    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. aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to utilize your maximum download bandwidth. It supports downloading a file from HTTP(S)/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time, while the data downloaded from HTTP(S)/FTP is uploaded to the BitTorrent swarm.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Xfce

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  • Vuze

    Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. In addition to bittorrenting, Vuze allows users to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content. Content is presented through channels and categories containing TV shows, music videos, movies, video games and others.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... Chrome

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  • BiglyBT

    BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze . Features: Swarm merging across torrents that share the common files. BiglyBT detects similar files in multiple torrents automatically, and merges swarms to download files faster and, if possible, fix incomplete torrents. Rate limiting to limit rates globally, by download, by tag, peer-set (e.g.

    • Laggy, bad programming using operating system windows to search metadata for magnets, will kill your system when pasting too many magnets. Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Coz it's totally FOSS and there's a good Android vers. of it. WladroteSep 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Jan 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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  • rTorrent

    rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library. The client and library is written in C++ with emphasis on speed and efficiency, while delivering equivalent features to those found in GUI based clients in an ncurses client.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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