KTorrent Available to Install via Snap in Ubuntu

Last updated: May 26, 2019

KTorrent, full-featured BitTorrent application by KDE, now is officially available as Snap package. Which means you can now easily install the latest KTorrent in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher, and keep it always updated.

KTorrent features:

  • Queuing of torrents
  • Previewing of certain file types, build in (video and audio)
  • Importing of partially or fully downloaded files
  • File prioritization for multi-file torrents
  • Selective downloading for multi-file torrents
  • Kick/ban peers with an additional IP Filter dialog for list/edit purposes
  • UDP tracker support
  • Support for private trackers and torrents
  • Support for µTorrent’s peer exchange
  • Support for protocol encryption (compatible with Azureus)
  • Support for creating trackerless torrents
  • Support for distributed hash tables (DHT, the Mainline version)
  • Support for UPnP to automatically forward ports on a LAN with dynamic assigned hosts
  • Support for webseeds
  • Scripting support via Kross, and interprocess control via D-Bus interface
  • Tracker authentication support
  • Connection through a proxy

How to Install KTorrent Snap in Ubuntu 18.04 & Higher:

Open Ubuntu Software and search for ktorrent. There will be two packages available:

  • KTorrent snap maintained by KDE.
  • Stock KTorrent package offered by Ubuntu.

For Ubuntu 16.04, run following command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to install snapd first.

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install the KTorrent snap package via command (it’s in --candidate channel at the moment):

snap install ktorrent --candidate

The snap package co-exists with stock Ubuntu package, you’ll see two KTorrent icons in application menu if both installed.

(Optional) To remove the snap package, run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove ktorrent


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