µTorrent Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to µTorrent for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to µTorrent are Transmission (Free, Open Source), Tixati (Free Personal), Free Download Manager (Free) and WebTorrent (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 14, 2021
    1. 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).
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      Almost everyone thinks qBittorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
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      InsaneFromEarth Open source alternative, actively maintain, and doesn't use your machine as a Bitcoin miner.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      fosfatonitroso Free of adware, open source, fast, simple and very efficient. No doubt. The best.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      10
      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 3 months ago

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      It is lighter but with the same features minus the ads.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      free, open source, fast, private with NO malware or spyware.
      Positive comment about 1 year 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

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

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    2. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Transmission is a great alternative to µTorrent.
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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  almost 5 years ago

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

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

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

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

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      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

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    3. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Tixati is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      headphoneamp It has a lot of features, very high and accurate control of bandwidth and it doesn't have a single ad.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Best torrent client available, no crapware, no fuss. Full of features and nice on system resources.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      Its good but I prefer Qbittorrent !!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      fbioassis It is simple to use, has a clean GUI and is open source
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      It is the best torrent client it has many features included and it is awesome!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Simple and slight - best torrent client currently
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    4. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.
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      Free Download Manager vs µTorrent opinions
      Most users think Free Download Manager is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      Danilo_Venom FDM has a BitTorrent plugin that allows you to download torrents
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    5. 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.
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      Torrent streamer. Not a downloader.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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

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    6. 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 vs µTorrent opinions
      Most users think aria2 is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      lightweight, full featured
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    7. PicoTorrent is a tiny BitTorrent client for Windows with low memory usage, high performance and a native user interface. No ads, carefully selected features, and a native user interface integrating seamlessly with your desktop.
      PicoTorrent vs µTorrent opinions
      Most users think PicoTorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      Kapp96 Unlike uTorrent, PicoTorrent is a true lightweight torrent client with no ads or bloat.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      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 about 1 year ago

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    8. BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol.
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      Most users think BitTorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
    9. BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze . Features:
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      Most users think BiglyBT is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      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

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      Wladrote Coz it's totally FOSS and there's a good Android vers. of it.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      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

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    10. 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.

      Discontinued

      Vuze that hasn’t been updated since 2017.
      https://fossbytes.com/best-torrent-client-windows-free-torrent-downloaders/

      Bundleware

      Be careful during the installation: Forum

      Most users think Vuze is a great alternative to µTorrent.
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