Also available in other platforms:

BitTorrent® help and info

  • Is BitTorrent Free?

    The software is completely free to download and use. There is no limit on the number of files that can be downloaded or uploaded with BitTorrent, although those who want to make use of the premium version will need to pay a small fee.

  • Is BitTorrent Safe to Use?

    Although the software is generally safe to use, it should be noted that the creators of the software are not responsible for the content of the torrents that are uploaded. Certain torrents may contain malware and users should read the comments of the torrents they are interested in and take precautions.

  • Is BitTorrent Legal?

    Whether or not the software is legal depends entirely on the way that it is used. It is legal to download and share certain torrents, although content that is copyrighted may not be downloaded legally without the consent of the creators of the content, although using BitTorrent itself is not illegal.

  • Can BitTorrent be Tracked?

    Technically speaking, everything that is downloaded via the internet can be tracked. However, there are certain precautions that users of BitTorrent can take if they wish to mask their actions and provide them with extra protection against the effects of malware and other types of unwanted content.

  • Is BitTorrent Easy to Install?

    The software is extremely easy to download and stall and users simply need to visit the BitTorrent website and click on the version that matches the specifications of their operating system. Installation will occur almost instantly and a convenient icon will be placed or the laptop or PC desktop.

  • What is Seeding?

    The number of versions of a torrent that are available are known as seeds and generally the more seeds a torrent possesses the easier it will be to download. Users can increase the number by leaving the torrent open after it has finished downloading, which is known as seeding.

  • Is BitTorrent Open Source?

    Many of the clients that use the software to upload and share content are open source. This means that users are permitted to download and share these torrents, although this may not be the case for all of the torrents that can be found on the internet.

  • What is DHT?

    DHT is short for distributed sloppy hash table, which is used for storing peer contact information so that torrents can be trackerless. This means in effect that each and every peer becomes a tracker in its own right.

  • Can BitTorrent Stream?

    A live streaming platform was recently added to the platform to make it more flexible. Clients can select the Playback tab to make their torrents streamable if they wish so that video content can be watched without the need for downloading it first.

  • Can BitTorrent Download Games?

    A number of different games are available to download and they can be downloaded in much the same way as other types of content. Simply type the name of the game you are interested in into the search bar and details will be displayed if a client has chosen to upload that particular game.

Alternative apps

More alternatives