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    WebTorrent Alternatives

    WebTorrent is described as 'Desktop is able to instantly stream and play right away video and audio. You don't have to wait for it to finish downloading' and is a very popular app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to WebTorrent for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. The best alternative is qBittorrent, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WebTorrent are Transmission (Free, Open Source), PeerTube (Free, Open Source), Stremio (Free, Open Source) and µTorrent (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 3, 2022

    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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      Most users think qBittorrent is a great alternative to WebTorrent.
    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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      Transmission vs WebTorrent opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Transmission is still a legitimate alternative to WebTorrent, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Deviated Transmission doesn't have the streaming option. WebTorrent is built upon Electron which makes it much more expandable.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

      WebTorrent is a streaming software that uses the BitTorrent protocol. Transmission is afaik just a BitTorrent client.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago


    3. PeerTube is a free, decentralized and federated video platform developed as an alternative to other platforms that centralize our data and attention, such as YouTube, Dailymotion or Vimeo.
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    4. Media center allowing to watch movies, series, YouTube channels instantly. You can watch in HD, with subtitles, and easily cast any file to TV through DLNA, Chromecast, AppleTV! Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies.
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      Most users think Stremio is a great alternative to WebTorrent.
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      µTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client that includes standard features such as bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT. Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange.
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      valeradart5 The best app for torrents files, it's stable and easy-to-use
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago


    5. Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses .
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    6. BitChute is a peer to peer video sharing platform. Its mission is to put people and free speech first. It's free to join and create and upload your own videos to share with others.
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    7. LibreTorrent is a Free as in Freedom torrent client for Android, based on libtorrent. Download and share files directly on your device.
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    8. 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.
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    9. Tribler is an application that enables its users to find, enjoy and share content. With content we mean video, audio, pictures, and much more. Tribler has three goals in helping you, the user: find, consume and share content.


      Host's IP can be used as exit nodes: it means that if some other user downloads something illegal, you could be prosecuted because your IP appears! Even on Tribler official website, a Disclaimer states: "Do not put yourself in danger. Our anonymity is not yet mature. Tribler does not protect you against spooks and government agencies."

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