How to Install μTorrent (uTorrent) on Ubuntu 14.10

September 30, 2014 — 7 Comments

Install utorrent ubuntu 14.10

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a free, closed source, and most widely used BitTorrent client available in Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. The program was designed to use minimal computer resources while offering functionality comparable to larger BitTorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet.

µTorrent for Linux is composed of a µTorrent server and a web based client. Below I will show you how to install it in Ubuntu step by step, tested in a fresh 64-bit Ubuntu 14.10 installation.

1. Download the official package from the link below:

Download uTorrent Server

You may first check out your OS type from shutdown menu (top-right gear button) -> About This Computer. Then select download “µTorrent Server for Ubuntu 13.04 – 32-bit or 64-bit”.

2. Once the downloading process finish, go to the Downloads folder in file browser and extract the package through its context menu.


Tip: If you want other users on the Ubuntu system to be able to use the uTorrent server, extract the package to /opt/ directory. To do so, open Archive Manager as root/admin by running sudo file-roller in terminal, then open and extract the package.

3. Navigate to the result folder and run utserver from its context menu:


That’s right you see nothing happens because the server is running as a background program.

Tip: If you don’t see the Run option in its right-click menu, do:

Go to Properties in its right-click menu, check the box where it says “Allow executing file as program” under Permissions tab.

4. Finally in your web browser go to http://localhost:8080/gui/. When it asks, type in:

username: admin
password: leave it empty.

utorrent client in firefox

That’s it. Enjoy!

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7 responses to How to Install μTorrent (uTorrent) on Ubuntu 14.10

  1. I make everything you write in the post and when I’m going to “localhost: 8080 / gui /” appears unable to connect …. I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS and firefox … And sorry for my bad English…

    • @Sergio Molina, try running uTorrent server from command line and see what’s the error:

      If your uTorrent server package was extracted to Downloads folder (see picture in step 3), run command below in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to start it:

      cd Downloads/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ && ./utserver
  2. Cheers to you Ji m! I’ve been using ubuntu for one or two years, and thanks to you, I’ve found solutions for a lot of problems. Not to say al the time I saved and knowledge I got! Really really appreciate all your posts! Keep it up!

  3. The only tutorial that worked for me..
    Thnxxx a lot

  4. After many many post, I finally found my solution! Tnx a lot *-*

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