While many people may have turned to streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Amazon Prime and others for their video needs, many people out there still download their content from peer to peer services and to do such a thing you need to have a torrent app. Where once this particular corner of the Play Store app categories was dominated by a couple of well-known offerings, there are now multiple choices to look at. Here is a list of ten torrent applications on Android worth looking into.
Kicking off this list is Transdrone which has been around on the platform for a while. It allows you to manage the torrents you have that run on a home server, and has compatibility with major torrent clients so it should work with just about anything you may use on your PC.
Frostwire is another option for those looking to get their hands on a free torrent downloader. It's a BitTorrent client like some others on this list, but claims to be different based on the fact that it has a built-in search. It can search multiple indexes to find the best torrents for you and you can play them before they're finished downloading.
Vuze is another torrent client that has been around for a while and is available both on the PC as well as Android. It has a decent user interface although nothing fancy, and it has built-in search so you don't have to leave the app to look for torrents before downloading. You can also control the upload and download of your torrents from the app.
Fluid – Torrent Downloader
If you're looking for something that's a little more pretty to look at while you search for and download torrents, then Fluid may be the app for you. It doesn't just look good though as it offers up some decent features, like having no limits on upload and download speeds. You can move files around while downloading and it has a UI that's been optimized for tablet displays.
aTorrent is another torrent downloader that has a nice looking UI which also implements material design into the app. The app supports magnet links which is a pretty big deal, and if you're worried about data limits you can enable WiFi-only downloading. You can also choose the download folder from the beginning fo the process so it goes right where it needs to before it's even finished.
More material design is never a bad thing even with more basic apps. tTorrent Lite does have a built-in search option and it supports magnet links just like with aTorrent up above. You can also enable it to download torrents when connected to WiFi only so you don't eat up all your cell network data.
You won't always be downloading Torrents on your mobile device, but you won't always be home to download them on your PC either. That's where BitTorrent Remote comes in as it allows you to connect to your PC remotely so you can download torrents through BitTorrent on your home computer.
VLC For Android
No, VLC For Android is not a torrent downloader app but you will need something to watch all those torrent files on (assuming they're video files) and VLC is perfect for the job because it supports most video file formats out there. The app is free and it comes with a very nice material design style UI.
One of the most popular and well-known services for downloading torrents, uTorrent has been around for ages and is developed by BitTorrent. The app works fast and downloads torrents just as quickly, and like most of the other options on this list it has a WiFi-only download mode. It also has no limits on downloads or download size, so you can go to town on torrents.
Rounding out this list is BitTorrent, which many will consider to be the cream of the crop when it comes to torrent clients. It looks and functions pretty much just like uTorrent as it should since they're developed by the same company. Having said that, expect all the same features like WiFi-only downloads, a fast and light design that offers quick torrent performance, no speed or size limits, and much more.