How to install KTorrent in Ubuntu Linux?

KTorrent is a free and open-source BitTorrent application developed by KDE. It aims to be lightweight and feature-rich and supports downloading of multiple torrents simultaneously.

It also offers a web user interface that can be accessed through the default port number 8080.

In this article, I will discuss how to install the KTorrent BitTorrent client in Ubuntu Linux.

Features of KTorrent

The key features of KTorrent are –

  • Free and opensource
  • Queuing of torrents
  • Global and per torrent speed limit
  • File prioritization for multi-file torrents
  • integrated search engine
  • Port forwarding with UPnP
  • UDP tracker support
  • Peer exchange (PEX) support

How to install KTorrent in Ubuntu

There are multiple ways in which you can install KTorrent on your Ubuntu system. Now use one of the given methods to install it on your system.

Installing KTorrent from the official Ubuntu repository

KTorrent is available in the official Ubuntu repository you can install it either from Ubuntu Software or by using the apt command in your terminal.

Before you install a package make sure the apt package index is updated –

sudo apt update

Now use the following command to install KTorrent on Ubuntu –

sudo apt install ktorrent

Press y and then enter when it asks for your confirmation.

Installing KTorrent using snap

Another way to install KTorrent on Ubuntu is by using the snap package. Use the following command to install KTorrent in your system –

sudo snap install ktorrent --candidate

Installing KTorrent using Flatpak

Flatpak is another way of building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on a Linux system.

To download the KTorrent Flatpak package first you need to install and configure Flatpak on your system. To install Flatpak open your terminal and execute the given command –

sudo apt install flatpak -y

Next, add the Flathub repository by using the given command –

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Now use the given command to install the KTorrent Flatpak package –

flatpak install flathub org.kde.ktorrent

Run KTorrent by using –

flatpak run org.kde.ktorrent

Launch KTorrent on Ubuntu

Once the Ktorrent package is successfully installed you can launch it from the Ubuntu activities dashboard. Search ktorrent and click on its icon when appears as you can see this in the image below.


The following image shows the user interface of the KTorrent application in Ubuntu Linux –


Now you can add torrents or magnet links to download files using KTorrent.


For more information, you can view the official web page of KTorrent. Now if you have a query or feedback then write us in the comments below.

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