Browse and download torrent files on a smartphone with ease
BitTorrent is the official Android client for the popular file sharing protocol of the same name. It allows you to download and share a wide range of content, such as music, movies, applications, documents and more. The mobile client works the same way as the PC version. You first find a torrent that you want to download on one of the thousand of third-party trackers available online, then use the app to open up the torrent file or magnet link. The app will do the rest of the work for you.
Compared to other clients for the BitTorrent network, the official app is lightweight and free of the typical bloatware that comes with many client apps made by external developers. The free version is supported by ads, but they only take up a small portion of your screen real estate and never interfere with your use of the software. There is an option to upgrade to the "Pro" version for a low price. The paid version of the client is ad-free and includes a couple of interesting additional features, like automatic shutdown once all downloads complete.
The latest version of the official BitTorrent client for Android comes with a few performance and stability improvements, as well as the clean and simple user interface that has made it highly popular. It comes with all of the standard torrent handling features, such as the ability to download only specific files in a certain torrent and saving files to a specific location or external SD card.
The Android BitTorrent app also includes a built-in media library to help you manage your downloaded music and video files, as well as a media player that can play most types of audio and video content. There is also a search feature within the app that finds free and licensed music or videos from BitTorrent's content partners. However, a few users have reported that the search option occasionally malfunctions and displays no results, requiring the user to run the search query again.
When you install the client on your device, you have the option of using the English version or to install one of the official translations in Spanish, Russian, Italian or Portuguese. If you want to share or download files but have a mobile service plan that limits your monthly data usage, you can set the app to Wi-Fi only mode. However, you should know that some public Wi-Fi networks may block usage of the BitTorrent protocol or throttle data transfer speeds on it due to concerns over copyright issues or excessive bandwidth usage.
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