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Top 5 Torrent Apps for Android in 2017

Published 25 January 2017 By: Stephanie Kevin

Even though torrent apps do not necessarily have a good reputation, neither are they highly recommended, they do have advantages for you to look forward to. Some common use cases include and are not limited to file sharing and surprisingly; government use as well.

What is interesting is that some artists have gone as far as to use the platform to distribute their content freely, largely because of its reach. However, how do you find the right torrent app for Android to make the best experience? Not all torrent apps are created equally, which is why here are our top 5 torrent app picks for Android in 2017:

1.      µTorrent

µTorrent is by far one of the best torrent apps out there. Not only does it have a good reputation, but it has been preferred by torrenters for years now. µTorrent’s desktop client is the best; it is light, easy to use and simple. The android app is no different in this regard, as the interface allows for quick viewing of added torrents, all the while making it easier to manage. It also includes handy features such as the ability to change storage location, removing torrents without data files, and a dedicated Wi-Fi mode. The paid version of the app costs $3.99, but it is available for free as well, without excessive bloatware ruining the experience.

2.      BitTorrent

This is another popular torrent app that has made a tremendous name for itself, much like µTorrent. The app is known for its exceptional performance, as the client runs on the latest version of ‘Torrent Core’. The app benefits from better connections between a user’s PC and peers. But that is not all; it deals with magnet links much better and its material design makes it easier for users to navigate through. If that is not enough, users can also download content like music and movies, that too legally. Even though BitTorrent is not the best android torrent app for a power user, but it does serve casual users rather well. The paid version of the app costs $2.99, but is available for free as well, with the usual ads that come with any freeware.

3.      Flud

Flud may not be as popular as µTorrent or BitTorrent, but it hits all the right chords for people looking for a torrent android app. It comes equipped with plenty of features to keep things interesting, like protocols support, which is quite rare to come across. It has a material design and is the best looking torrent app out there. The best part, however, is that the paid and free versions of the app are no different from each other; the only difference is that the premium version has no ads. When compared to µTorrent and BitTorrent, it is considerable cheaper as well, costing no more than $1.50.

4.      Frostwire

Frostwire is a unique open source android torrent app that comes with its very own search engine for torrents. The app may not be extraordinary, but it has enough features to keep users coming back for more. Users can use it to download from either torrent files or magnet links and the storage location can be changed too. What is really interesting about Frostwire is that it has its own built-in media browser and music player. As for the torrent search engine, it does what it is supposed to do, although it can be improved. Its primary drawback is that it is loaded with bloatware. The app is free, but it does give users the ability to make in-app purchases.

5.      Torrent Download Manager

What really sets apart Torrent Download Manager from the rest of the crowd is its ability to serve as a torrent and download manager at the same time. When it comes to torrenting, there are no bandwidth restrictions. It offers support for magnet links, torrent search, proxies and download scheduling and everything else in between. When it comes to downloading, up to 16 parallel downloads are supported. The app works with almost all Android browsers, and even has its own built-in file manager, which is unheard of.

These Android torrent apps are by far the best for ones to choose from this year, each with their own unique features to keep things interesting. However, each app is meant to appeal to a different set of users, depending on what they need or what kind of files they want to torrent. For this reason entirely, it is a good idea to know why you need an Android torrent app. Once you know why you need a torrent app, you will find it a lot easier to make an informed decision in regards to which one will suit your purpose.

If you are still not entirely convinced and are not sure, you can always stick to the torrent app that has been in business for years. But then again, you can also opt for going through reviews to determine what to expect from a specific Android app; or you can simply ask around for suggestions, more specifically from people who are using a torrent app.

No matter what torrent app you choose to stick with, always remember: it is important that you abide by local laws and regulations. If torrents are restricted, it is a good idea to use a VPN service, which will not only allow you to torrent, but will ensure you remain anonymous and are not discovered from using the internet freely, like it was originally meant to be.

Stephanie Kevin

An enthusiastic explorer love trying out new things. Passionate about IoT (Internet of Things).