Did you know you can stream torrents directly on Android phones and tablets? Yes, in this guide we will show to stream torrents on Android devices directly, instead of downloading and waiting. Why download your favourite movies, TV shows (complete seasons) or music videos through torrent files, when you can stream them. Previously, we used Torrent Video Player app to stream torrented movies, however, we will now use xTorrent.
xTorrent is a free torrent video player Android app that allows you to stream torrent files. You can search for new torrent files directly from your Android devices, or you can stream movies or other files with a direct URL or magnet link. The best part is, you do not have to wait for the complete file to download first to start watching it. The app will first download a chunk of the torrent file, compile it for you to play and then let you stream the video file.
xTorrent: Stream Torrents Files on Android
xTorrent streams the torrents at maximum bandwidth of your internet connection, which means you don’t have to wait. For best results we recommend you to choose torrents with more seeds and peers. This app integrates with your browser which means you can directly tap on a magnet link, and the torrent will start loading directly in xTorrent. It also supports hardware decoding so if your mobile or tablet have required specs you can stream high quality videos without lag or buffering.
There are several other features too:
- Start watching torrent videos or audio as you download
- No need to wait for download completion, just add torrent and stream
- Add torrent with magnet or .torrent file
- Stream specific file from a torrent
- Adjust download and upload speed
- Check stream status on notification
- Play videos with player of your choice
- Select download location for torrents
- Option to delete files after streaming
- Pause torrent streaming
In recent updates, the developers have also added support for SD cards, seeking support when you can want to jump to a specific duration in a video files and even network support. With this network support, you can play and stream torrent files on any other device as long as you are on the same WiFi network. Pretty cool, eh?
Download Torrent Video Player (xTorrent)
As mentioned earlier, this app is available as a free download on the Google Play Store. It is very easy-to-use and has a decent UI so anyone with first-time torrent experience can also use.
How to Stream Torrents on Android with xTorrent
Here is a tutorial for you to go through on how to stream torrents on phones and tablets. This is basically for those who have never worked with magnet links or .torrent files before.
Step 1 – Download and install xTorrent – Torrent Video Player app from the Google Play Store.
Step 2 – Go to a torrent tracker and find your favorite movie, TV show or any video file you want to stream. In our tutorial, we used a torrent movie file of Avengers: Endgame.
Step 3 – Download the .torrent file to your Android device. If not that, copy the magnet URL of the torrent.
Step 4 – Open the xTorrent app. Tap the + button and select “Add from URL or magnet”
Step 5 – Paste the copied magnet URL here. Tap OK to proceed.
Step 6 – The app will now fetch details of this torrent file. Wait till it finishes. Once completed, hit the ‘Stream’ button to begin the streaming process.
Step 7 – Select the file you want to stream. In most cases, look for the biggest video file. It could be in one of the popular video formats: .mkv, .avi, .mp4
Step 8 – Your torrent file will begin downloading now. You can hit the ‘Play’ button to start streaming!
You can now enjoy streaming movies, TV shows or other video files directly on your Android devices. The best part of this is that you do not have to wait for the complete file to finish downloading.