Frequently Asked Questions
What is PikaTorrent ?
PikaTorrent is a cross-platform and open source Bittorrent client. It is currently available for Android, Linux, and Windows. A MacOS & iOS app might arrive later.
Why PikaTorrent ?
People are used to centralized services to download and share files or stream videos. These services are often easy-to-use, but can have drawbacks:
- Share links can expire
- Sharing big files can be costly
- Website can have downtime
- Speed can be slow, depending on servers load and bandwidth
- Unstoppable files sharing (while at least one device shares the files)
- Unlimited download speeds
- Sharing at no cost
Isn't bittorrent illegal ?
Using BitTorrent is not illegal by itself. However, in most countries, sharing copyrighted content without permission is prohibited.
Why would I use PikaTorrent instead of uTorrent, qbittorrent, deluge, transmission, libretorrent... ?
uTorrent (and the BitTorrent client from the same company) has gained a bad reputation over time by installing toolbars, displaying ads and installing a cryptocurrency mi