How To Download Torrents

A Detailed Guide on How To Download Torrents

We have outlined the generic steps involved in downloading torrents from any peer-to-peer file sharing networks like the pirate bay, 1337x, etc., Simply follow the steps and get your file downloaded in no time.

Steps: To Download Torrents

First, you will need a bittorrent client, and when you have it installed on your device, you can search and download any torrent files using the magnet links on the website. Follow the steps below to get started.

1. Install BitTorrent Client

To download torrents using .torrent file, or by simply following the magnet links, you will need a BitTorrent client installed on your device. So let us first download a good BitTorrent client and install it.

Windows/Linux/Mac users

For, Windows/Linux/Mac users, my preferred BitTorrent client is: Transmission (It's ad-free and open source, so you can use it without risk)

Download Transmission for Desktop

Android users

You can also download torrents on the go using your smarphone using the right BitTorrent client installed on your Android device. Again, my preferred client for Android is Transmission. You can follow the below link to get it.

Download Transmission for Android

2. Find and Download The Torrent

Once you have the BitTorrent client installed on your device, it's now time to search for a torrent to download. We will use ThePirateBay to search and obtain a torrent in this example, the same applies for other torrent websites like, 1337x, torrentz, etc. Follow along with the steps below to download torrents.

  • Use our Pirate Search or open any of the pirate bay proxy sites listed on our homepage, and search for the terms you are looking to download. Below in our example, am searching for the keyword 'Ubuntu' to download Ubuntu operating system.

    Search for torrents
  • Next, from the search result, select one from the list that best fits your desired item for download. If you find multiple results for the same item, select the one with maximum seeders (identified by the column with name "SE")

    Choose the torrent file to download
  • Then, when on the torrent description page, click on the 'Get This Torrent' link.

    Get the torrent
  • Your browser will now popup a message asking if you would like to open this link via the installed BitTorrent client. Select the option to open it. Don't worry if you did not get the popup message, we have workaround below.

    Open bittorrent client
  • Now the Transmission BitTorrent client will get opened automatically and you will be prompted to select the destination to start download.

    Select download destination for torrent
  • Once you have selected the destination and clicked 'Open', Voila! You file will now start to download.

    Torrent file is now downloading
  • In one of our previous steps, when we clicked the button 'Get This Torrent' on the torrent description page, BitTorrent client opened automatically, if it did not happen for you, right click and copy the magnet link as shown in screenshot below, then manually open the installed BitTorrent client (Transmission), go to File -> Open URL and paste the copied magnet link and click open. Now the download will begin.

    Manually open magnet link

The process is same for Android device, except the interface is different, hope you will figure it out.

For any further questions, you may use the comment section below to get help. Cheers!!