Downloading torrents on a computer is usually a cakewalk. There are plenty of applications to choose from when it comes to doing it on your PC.
However, when it comes to Android, the options are scarce. One of my friends came to me the other day with this problem. He recently bought an Android tablet and all he wanted was video telephony and a decent screen to watch some videos and movies.
However, as he didn’t own a computer, it was getting very difficult for him to arrange the media files. And for the same reason he was looking for an app using which could download torrents on his Android tablet with minimal effort.
Keeping that in mind, today we are going to have a look at Vuze torrent downloader for Android, using which you can directly download torrent files on your droid tablets and smartphones.
Vuze for Android
So let’s get started by downloading the app (link above). The best thing about the app is that you can directly search for torrent files within the app. Just tap on the search option in the menu bar and enter some of the relevant keywords related to your search.
For example, if you are trying to download Linux Ubuntu latest version, the search keyword should be Ubuntu or Ubuntu ISO.
The app will open the browser with the search string and display all the information regarding the related torrents. You can then add the torrents to the app.
To add a torrent directly from a link, first copy the link to the clipboard. Then open the Vuze torrent client and tap on the Add icon from the menu bar and paste the link from the clipboard.
You’d now need to add the downloaded torrent files. Just browse for the file on your SD card and import it to the Vuze client.
Note: If you use private tracker torrents to download stuff where your download and upload is tracked, ensure that Vuze for Android is compatible with that tracker.
Once you load the torrents, it will automatically start downloading to your device. You can use the tabs at the top to view all torrents or just the ones which are downloading at the moment or finished downloading.
When you tap on any of the torrents in the list, you can pause/resume the download or delete it completely. For a finished download you will get Open prompt, which will open the file location on the SD card of your device.
In the app settings you can set the download and upload limit globally for each torrent. You can also configure the app to use only the Wi-Fi connection for downloading and auto-start the app whenever you reboot the Android device.
Last but not the least, you can play a notification sound each time a torrent completes downloading.
So that was how you can download torrents directly on your Android device using Vuze. Sure the app doesn’t have advanced functionalities like downloading schedule and individual upload and download speed setup, but for someone who has to download torrents on his Android device on a regular basis and doesn’t need to tinker with the settings, it’s a good app to go for.
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