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WebTorrent Desktop: Instant Video Streaming App for Linux Desktop

Torrent Streaming Player for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

WebTorrent Desktop is a cross-platform open source torrent client with which you can instantly stream audio and video torrent files without waiting to completely download them.

It features a beautiful and modern User Interface, streaming support for videos from Internet Archive, music from Creative Commons, and audiobooks from Librivox, and has the ability to talk to BitTorrent and WebTorrent peers while providing a seamless User Experience.

Features in WebTorrent Desktop

  • Fast and lightweight
  • Modern User Experience and beautiful User Interface
  • 100% FOSS: Free and Open Source Software
  • Instant audio and video streaming
  • Pause and resume all torrents at once
  • Drag-and-drop support for adding .torrent files and magnet links
  • Stream videos to DLNA, AirPlay, and Chromecast
  • Support for WebRTC peers via WebTorrent protocol
  • Connect to both BitTorrent and WebTorrent peers
  • Peer discovery via peer exchange and DHT (Distributed Hash Table)

Do not forget that WebTorrent Desktop works with torrent files and ultimately relies on the speed of your internet connection. So make sure you have a fast network connection to enjoy an excellent movie watching (or audio listening) experience.

WebTorrent Desktop

WebTorrent Desktop

WebTorrent Desktop Window

WebTorrent Desktop Window

WebTorrent Desktop is in beta stage but it is already available for download and offering an excellent User Experience. I enjoyed using the app especially since I didn’t witness any bugs.

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Take the app for a test drive if it will be nifty to you and don’t forget to come back and share your instant torrent streaming experience with us.

Download WebTorrent Desktop

To download WebTorrent Desktop for other Linux Distros head over to its GitHub Page.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Jr. (Dillivine) Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Web designer & developer, technical writer, and programmer.

  • Martina Neumayer

    The one big downside is that this is a torrent protocol – I mean the app seeds the data, so in that case using it may be illegal in many countries.

    • I agree with you, its illegal to use torrent to download content, but still torrent is used by many countries all over the world to download copyrighted materials….

      • Martina Neumayer

        Nope.. not exactly illegal. That depends on many things.
        What content is downloaded, for what purposes, which counrty, what laws are there etc. For example in Germany you can download or stream from te internet, but you can not seed, because the sharing of some contents is illegal.
        Yeap is a bit werid 😉

    • Is using a torrent app illegal in some countries? that’s terrible.
      Torrents are just a way of sharing data – I don’t see why the technology should be frowned upon simply because it can be used for relatively illegal activities.

      • Martina Neumayer

        It is so. I am using it for for example servers data syncing, or repositories updating, because is very fast than “normal way” and very secure.