WebTorrent Desktop

WebTorrent Desktop 0.19.0

Whether it's video from the Internet Archive, music from Creative Commons, or audiobooks from Librivox, you can play it right away. You don't have to wait for it to finish downloading. Also stream videos to AirPlay, Chromecast, and DLNA

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  • Lightweight, fast torrent app
  • Beautiful user experience
  • Free, non-commercial, ad-free, and open source
  • Instantly stream video and audio
    • WebTorrent fetches file pieces from the network on demand for instant playback.
    • Even when the file isn't fully downloaded, seeking still works.
  • (Seeking just reprioritizes which pieces are fetched from the network.)
  • Stream videos to AirPlay, Chromecast, and DLNA
  • Based on the most popular and comprehensive torrent package in Node.js, webtorrent
    • Full-featured, but bloat free
    • Opens magnet links and .torrent files
    • Drag-and-drop makes adding or creating torrents easy
    • Discovers peers via tracker servers, DHT (Distributed Hash Table), and peer exchange
    • Supports the WebTorrent protocol for connecting to WebRTC peers (i.e. web browsers)

What's New:


  • Added watch folder feature: Automatically add new torrent files added to a folder on disk (#1154)
  • Added highest playback priority feature: pauses other active torrents when playback starts (#840)
  • Add 'Start Speaking' and 'Stop Speaking' menu item (Mac) (#439)
  • Add pinch-to-zoom gesture to enter/exit fullscreen (#1148)


  • [SECURITY] Mitigate Electron protocol handler issue (Windows)
  • Moved project from Feross's GitHub account to the WebTorrent GitHub organization
  • Updated to electron@1.6.16
  • Updated to material-ui@0.17
  • Treat .FLAC as playable audio (#1127)


  • Fix time and duration so it doesn't bounce in the UI (#1233)
  • Fix 'About WebTorrent' menu location on Windows (#1120)

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