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Top 9 Best Torrent Android Apps – 2021

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It’s not exactly a secret that torrent apps don’t have the best reputation. Why? Well, they’re often used to share illegal content, mainly movies, TV shows, and music. Well, there’s a reason why torrents exist, and torrent apps are available via the Google Play Store. There are a lot of legal reasons to use torrent services, that’s for sure. General file sharing comes to mind, as does sharing Linux ISOs, and similar files.

That’s not all, though. Even though a lot of shared music on torrents is not exactly legal, some artists share it on purpose. Why? Well, it gives them access to a wide range of people, and it’s great for self-promotion. Those are just some examples. The point is, torrents can be really useful, a great tool to share the content of various types. Therefore, we’ve hand-picked the very best torrent Android apps, in case you’re interested. In the list below, you’ll be able to see nine apps, and they’re not listed in a specific order.

Top 9 Best Torrent Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best torrent Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
Flud
BitTorrent$2.99
Transmission BTC
µTorrent$2.99
BiglyBT$0.99-$14.99
FrostWire$0.99-$25
LibreTorrent
zetaTorrent$2.99
Torrnado$2.90

Top 9 Best Torrent Android Apps 2021 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best Torrent Android App For Most Users

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Flud

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Flud is easily one of the best torrent apps for Android. This application brings forth an excellent UI, that is easy to use. On top of that, it offers all the features you might expect of a torrent application, while it also works great. Ads are a part of the experience, but you can always pay a one-time fee in order to get rid of them. The app relies on a BitTorrent protocol, by the way.

This app comes with no speed limits on downloads / uploads. It also allows you to select which files within a torrent file you’d like to download. It has RSS feed support with automatic downloading. It supports magnet links, while it has the NAT-PMP, DHT, UPnP, and µTP supports. You can move files while they’re downloading, while the app also supports torrents with really big file sizes. These are only some of its features.

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Best Torrent Android App For Music Discovery

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BitTorrent

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Android 5.0+

BitTorrent is an excellent app to discover music, and download it. The app itself promotes legal music and video torrents by independent artists. So, if you’re interested in that, this app is worth checking out. In addition to that, it works as a regular torrent app. It offers a really clean and minimalistic UI, which is a good thing. It also offers all the standard features you’d expect out of a torrent app.

The app can download torrents only while you’re on WiFi, to save data. It does not bring any restrictions when it comes to speed limits, or size limits. You can choose your custom download locations, while the app does support magnet links as well. The ‘Pro’ version does bring some extra things to the table, including the auto-shutdown feature. It also removes ads that are included in the free version.

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Best Lightweight Torrent Android App

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Transmission BTC

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Transmission is a really popular torrent client for Linux. You’ll find quite a few Ubuntu users using it, for example. The app is available for Android as well, however, and it’s pretty good. If you’re looking for a truly lightweight torrent app for your smartphone, this is it. Don’t expect a fancy design or anything of the sort, though, as Transmission is all about simplicity, in every way.

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Despite the fact it’s a lightweight app, it comes with a ton of features. It comes with support for HTTP(S)/SOCKS proxy, while it can be set to download only while connected to WiFi. You can also set it to keep CPU/WiFi awake to complete your downloads before it shuts down. It can play media files while it’s downloading them, while it comes with a built-in UPnP MediaServer. There’s much more to discover here.

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Best Torrent Android App For Simplicity

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µTorrent

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

µTorrent actually comes from the same developer as BitTorrent. This is yet another excellent torrent app for your Android device. µTorrent is a really simple app, it looks really clean, and it’s simple to you. This is an excellent choice if you don’t need every single feature in existence, even though this app is well-equipped with features. This is also one of the most popular torrent apps for Android.

This app also does not put any restrictions in terms of speed or size in front of you. It can access and download magnet links without a problem. It also allows you to see what’s inside a torrent file, and choose which files you want to download exactly. Changing download locations is also possible, and so on. All the basic torrent features you’d expect are included in this app.

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Best Torrent Android App For Features & Android TV

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BiglyBT

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.0.3+

BiglyBT is a feature-packed torrent application. This app comes with pretty much every torrent feature you can imagine. On top of that, it is probably the best torrent app for your Android TV. It is the only app that worked properly on Android TV in our testing, though we haven’t really tried out every available app, of course. This is an open source torrent client, by the way, it’s ad-free.

It features Swarm Merging for faster torrent downloading and torrent repairing. IT has v2 Torrent Support (BEP 52), while it allows you to tag and organize your torrents. You can sort and filter files inside torrents, while it allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds. It has all the basic torrent features as well, while it allows you to download to SD cards via SAF (Storage Access Framework).

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Best Open Source Torrent Android App

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FrostWire

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

FrostWire is, much like BiglyBT, an open-source application. The app comes with a built-in torrent search, though it’s not all that great, so keep that in mind. The app does allow you to play content while it’s downloading. It can open regular torrent files, and also magnetic links. FrostWire does allow you to peek inside torrent files as well, and choose what files you want to download.

It can be set to download content only while connected to WiFi, to help you avoid spending your data. It has a built-in music player, which is fully-featured, and it supports gestures as well. A media browser is also included in the app, and it allows you to delete your files from within the app. FrostWire allows you to download files on both internal storage and SD card storage.

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Best-Looking Torrent Android App

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LibreTorrent

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Android 5.0+

LibreTorrent is easily one of the best-looking torrent apps in the market. This app comes with a really nice-looking UI, which is easy to use. The app delivers both light and dark themes for you to choose from. LibreTorrent does support IP filtering, while it also supports DHT, PeX, encryption, LSD, UPnP, NAT, PMP, and µTP. You can fine-tune networks settings, power management, battery control, UI settings, and more.

The app supports torrents with a large number of files, and big files as well. It has HTTP(S) and magnet links support, while it supports proxy for trackers and peers. You can also move files as they’re downloading without a problem. LibreTorrent comes with a tablet-optimized UI, and scheduling is also a part of the picture. On top of everything, this app also offers Android TV support.

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Best Torrent Android App For Uncommon Features

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zetaTorrent

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Android 4.1+

zetaTorrent is a torrent app that comes with some uncommon features, for a torrent app. It features a full-fledged web browser that includes an ad-block feature. It can also show you your browsing history, favorite websites, and more. It wants to be a place where you look for torrents, and also download them, an all-in-one service. On top of that, the app also supports torrent management.

You have some options when it comes to download settings, while the app does support most protocols you’d expect. RSS is supported, while the same goes for downloading directly to a microSD card. You can set download and upload bandwidth and connection limit, if you want. There is also a ‘Pro’ option with some added features, such as an IP filter, proxy access, and more.

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Best Remote Controller Android App For Torrents

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Torrnado

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.0+

Torrnado is the only app on this list that is not exactly a torrent management app. Torrnado does not allow you to download torrents on its own, this is essentially a remote controller of sorts. It connects to your computer, so that you can see the torrents downloading there. Therefore, you don’t even need to use your smartphone to download torrents, thus you’re saving its battery.

Torrnado works with Transmission, which you’ll need to install on your computer. Transmission is available across desktop computer platforms, so you’re good to go regardless of what you use. Through this app, you can add and remove torrents, see download status, and do all kinds of other stuff, as you’d do in a regular torrent app on your phone. This app does come with ads, but you can remove them for $2.90.

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