If you want to download movies, music or open source files or under Creative Commons license on your Chromebook device, we tell you how to download torrents easily.
Torrents have a bad reputation, but there are several legitimate and legal reasons to download them that go far beyond obtaining illegal content such as pirated movies or music. Taking into account that any file can be shared in the form of torrents – from ebooks to notes, music under free distribution license or songs under Creative Commons – today we want to tell you how you can download torrents on your Chromebook.
Sharing a file as a torrent means that there is no server that gets stuck when handling all traffic. You can legally download public domain movies, text and other media from the Internet Archive, and even complete images of Linux OS through torrents. In fact, there are numerous pages from which to download torrents of legal content – released through Creative Commons or open source licenses – such as BitTorrent Now, Public Domain Torrents or Legit Torrents. Today we will review two ways to download torrents from a Chromebook laptop.
Set up a VPN to download torrents on Chromebook
Setting up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a powerful alternative that allows you to safeguard your identity and navigate anonymously to buy cheaper flights. Once you have chosen yours, you can use one of the following torrent clients whose configuration is simple
JSTorrent: available in the Chrome Web Store, without a trial or free version, for a price of around $ 3.
- You must establish a download directory the first time you open it, select “Settings”, click on “Choose” and choose “File download location”.
- From this section, you can configure JSTorrent to automatically open the Magnet links that are normally used to share torrents. Click on “Settings” near the bottom of the configuration screen and press the overlapping squares in the right corner of the address bar. Next, select the bubble next to “Allow” and then select “Done”.
- Go to the place where your torrent is and click on the magnet link or download the torrent file.
- Open the Files application, right click on the name of the torrent file, select “JSTorrent” and the application will open and start downloading your media. You can view the progress of all your downloads in that window or in the notification area.
- You can also download a file by pasting the torrent URL near the top of the window.
Use Deluge: This is a free torrent alternative for Linux operating systems, very useful as more and more Chromebooks can install Linux desktop applications.
- Once you have enabled the Linux application, start by opening the Terminal application.
- Type “sudo apt-get install deluge” and then press Enter to execute. Then press “Y” and then Enter to continue with the installation. Close the terminal once the installation is complete.
- Open the Files application, then right click on the name of the torrent file. Select “Copy” and then “Linux Files” on the left side. Right-click and select “Paste.”
- Open Deluge from the application drawer and select “Add Torrent” near the top, by clicking on “File”.
- Select your username on the left, double click on the torrent file that you copied in the Linux folder and click on “Add”.
- The torrent will start downloading, and in a short time you can watch your movie or read the files.
- You can also download the torrent by URL, click on “Add Torrent” near the top and select “URL”. Paste the URL and then click “OK.” The file will be ready when it finishes downloading in the “Linux Files” folder of the Files application.
That is it! This is how we can download Torrents on Google Chromebook Notebook. I hope this article will clear all your queries. If you have any other queries let us know them in the below comment box and we will get back to you as soon as possible to solve all your questions.