BitTorrent for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 7.10.5 Build 45374
  • 3.7
  • (9270)
  • Security Status
Joe Wainer
Joe WainerUpdated a year ago

A free file transfer software

BitTorrent is a tool for downloading and sharing files. It enables users to connect to the network of the same name to download and upload torrents. The software works through a peer to peer network. You can search the internet for files using the built-in search engine, and check their progress as they download.

Choose from many file types

BitTorrent is not only a peer-to-peer file transfer protocol, but it is also the software you can use to connect to the network on your PC. The software is lightweight, but the latest version comes with plenty of features. You can use it to download lots of different materials that aren’t covered by copyright. These include movies, games, music, programs, and much more.

BitTorrent also lets you share files, turning them into new torrents. When you select a file to download, you will have a choice of what you want. There are checkboxes, and you can pick only the files you want to download. For example, if you are downloading a movie using BitTorrent, you can choose just the main file and not the subtitles or anything else it is bundled with.

Fast and simple processes

There is a free version of BitTorrent, or you can upgrade to the pro version for added features and no ads. The interface does contain adverts but is still easy to navigate. Users of Windows 10 can download this program, and have it set to run when your computer starts. The torrents are quick to start downloading, and you can watch or listen as the file downloads.

From the options menu, you can configure the different settings and preferences. Since you can adjust everything to your liking, and schedule downloads, the program is not intrusive. In fact, you can simply leave it running in the background, and you will achieve everything you need to. It is easy to check the progress of your downloads and which torrents are available with a single glance.

Control your downloads

The main interface of the program shows your information about the files you are choosing to download and lets you control the process. You can check the number of seeds, peers, and trackers for each torrent. There is also an RSS tracker, which alerts you to the availability of new torrents. There is also a search bar for finding torrents. It will take you to when searching, rather than finding it on other torrent sites.

BitTorrent isn’t packed full of features, but it does give you options when it comes to completing the core tasks. Two particularly useful features are the ability to schedule downloads, which comes in handy when you want to download when there isn’t quite as much internet traffic. You can also use the remote control download feature from your browser or the Android app.

You can monitor and adjust the speed of your downloads and your uploads, which is useful to get things down as quickly as possible or to manage multiple activities. When it comes to adding files to share with friends, you can simply drag and drop your chosen file, and a link will be created. You can send the link, so others can access the file.

Alternative options for torrents

You might have noticed that since BitTorrent bought uTorrent, the features and interfaces have a lot in common. They are both safe and easy options when it comes to torrent downloads. However, there are other programs out there, which could meet your needs.

One alternative with potential that is also free is Vuze. It is an open source program that gives you a more thorough search function than Bittorrent. However, you’ll find the software much heavier, and it will take up quite a bit of resource and bandwidth to use. In general, it is easy to search, and download, which is what you need.

If what you are looking for is a program that does everything you need in a simple way, then qBittorrent is an excellent choice. You can perform the majority of actions without set up wizards or plug-ins, like download torrents, search for files, and create torrents.

Anyone looking for minimalism and a straightforward program will be interested in Transmission-Qt. You can perform many of the main actions with one click. That includes prioritizing your downloads and adjusting the speed limit. You can label and sort your torrents, making it easy to access everything quickly. A minimalist interface comes at the cost of limited advanced features, though.

Clean and simple torrent download

BitTorrent does all of the basics well. It is easy to use, the adverts aren’t too offputting, and you can set it up to run just how you like it. The most appealing factor is how lightweight and undemanding the program is, which makes it a pleasure to use or leave running in the background.

The latest version of BitTorrent has added an option for language selection in the status bar. It has also made the program default to the user’s OS language. A bug that prevented default values for DNS settings from being restored has been fixed, as an issuing with crashes related to encrypted peer connections.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer protocol designed to transfer files. Users connect directly to send and receive portions of a file, while a central tracker coordinates the action of all peers and manages different connections without knowledge of the contents of the files being distributed.

With BitTorrent, users upload at the same time they download, so network bandwidth is managed as efficiently as possible. BitTorrent is designed to work better than other file-transfer protocols as the number of people interested in a certain file increases.


  • Easy to use and navigate
  • Set download preferences
  • Schedule downloads
  • Lightweight program


  • Limited search function

Older versions

Also available in other platforms

Program available in other languages

BitTorrent for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 7.10.5 Build 45374
  • 3.7
  • (9270)
  • Security Status

User reviews about BitTorrent

  • Masad Ghazi

    by Masad Ghazi

    very good for download movies and i am using since long time

  • Ashley Camoetie

    by Ashley Camoetie

    I don't really know how it works. My son showed me the steps. That's all I know. I only use it if I can't find a movie on fzmovies. BitTorrent-files a More

  • Louis Salvador I. Niñofranco

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  • Bhaskaracharyulu Khandavilli

    by Bhaskaracharyulu Khandavilli

    it is the fastest download and clarity visible and i have been utilizing th1s down-loader

  • Joseph wings

    by Joseph wings

    my experience with bittorrent is extravagance therefore i recomment that all people chose bittorrent.

  • Ajay Singh

    by Ajay Singh

    it's easy to search and I can find reliable content and whatever want to search. and it's good app.


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