WebTorrent Desktop

Streaming torrent app

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WebTorrent Desktop is for streaming torrents.

WebTorrent Desktop - Player with controls

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.

WebTorrent - network of peers

WebTorrent Desktop connects to both BitTorrent and WebTorrent peers.

It can talk to peers running Transmission or uTorrent, and it can also talk to web pages like instant.io.

WebTorrent Desktop - Main list of torrents

WebTorrent Desktop is in beta.

We think it's pretty sweet, but we're still working on it. Try it out and let us know what you think!

It's also 100% open source.

All the source code is on Github. If you run into a bug, please tell us about it by creating an issue.


  • 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)

Featured Torrents

The Grateful Dead at Winterland Arena

The Grateful Dead at Winterland Arena

Complete audio recordings of this iconic 1975 concert.

Download Torrent

See the whole concert collection at the Internet Archive.

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

This is the first class in MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major. Recorded in Spring 2011. Taught by Professor John Guttag.

Download Torrent

See all classes available from MIT OpenCourseWare.

The Art of War

Sun Tzu — The Art of War

The original book of strategy, conflict, and guile. Translated by Lionel Giles. Read by Moira Fogarty.

Download Torrent

See all free and open source audiobooks from Librivox, available at the Internet Archive.