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Torrent like a boss on Windows Phone 8.1 with Torrex Pro, free for a limited time

Looking for a killer BitTorrent app on Windows Phone 8.1? Then you're going to want to check out Torrex Pro. It's a new app that came out recently that puts a modern BitTorrent client in your pocket. The app allows you download any torrents and magnets links like a boss. Details after the break.

Torrex Pro is a Windows 8.1 app that has been made a Universal Windows app and now available for those on Windows Phone 8.1. With Torrex Pro you get the following:

  • Background downloading
  • Download any torrent files
  • Download magnet links

Torrex Pro

We've been playing around with it for a few days and like it a lot. It works well on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. It's really cool to download (legal) torrent files on our Lumia 1520. The UI is fairly spartan and plain, but it gets the job done. It's just incredible to download torrent files like this on our smartphones. We're really liking Torrex Pro on Windows Phone. Though we'll probably avoid using it on our cellular connection, no need for going over our data plans.

Torrex Pro

Torrex Pro normally will cost you, but both the Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 versions have been made free temporarily. These price drop to nothing will last about a week. So get them while the getting is good.

Sound off in the comments with your impressions of Torrex Pro! Have any other favorite apps like these on Windows Phone or Windows? Let us know.

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Torrent like a boss on Windows Phone 8.1 with Torrex Pro, free for a limited time

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Linux distros, opensource software, various game companies use Bit Torrent also.

But in reality, I'm pretty sure Sam has just been downloading copious amounts of porn.

You're not denying it ;)

In all seriousness, got this app and it's pretty good. Can change to theme style and has transparent tiles too.

Hey Sam, why isn't it available for my phone ? Lumia 520. In India, but region set to usa. It gives the "not available for your phone" error.

Trying to legitimize torrents is pointless. You know, I know, everyone knows that people only really use it for copyright infringement. Its ok to admit that. Downloading now :)

No you won't be "sued" because piracy is a criminal matter (depending on your jurisdiction) and not a civil one. So you might be imprisoned but not sued.

Actually, if found guilty, the software / music / movie company can then claim damages. Something like $30,000 a song.

i rather like using my synology and it's torrent app. i can control it from my lumia and have it use my home's bandwidth! granted, this could be usefull in a pinch

Not really. I tried downloading it under lock screen but it was paused then i switched my display time out to 5 minutes and had to tap the screen once in every 5 minutes to make it work :/
Other than that, great app.

That setting didn't work. I kept the app running in the multi tasking window before I locked the phone. After a few minutes, the app had closed itself and the downloading had stopped. I had to reopen the app and start downloading again. Also, the app is very buggy in terms of information it delivers and also the downloading of data. I downloaded a 100MB file and it actually downloaded 180MB. Looks like the app loses/wastes a lot of downloaded data. It also shows incorrect progress bar.

Wptorrent doesn't download in the background if u leave the app tho does it? I have the pro version and it always stops when i leave the app

They removed pretty much all limitations of the free version of wptorrent. So I don't really see the issue. Also technically this is only a sale, normally it would cost money.

Why not try them both? wptorrent has more features and easier to use for me. Custom search engine is really great in wptorrent. wpTorrent allows to run under lockscreen. This app does not.

Most people I know who pirate are pretty well off. They just like stealing. Would probably do it IRL if they could get away with it.

I use torrent to get content that is not available in my country even if I want to buy it, since I like anime and japanese music, that's verry important. I buy manga that are published here and have a paid subscription to crunchyroll, but that's usualy not enough.

Yes. I have it paired with the Movie Mansion app on my Surface 2 and they both work great.

My question is how do I convert the trial version to the paid version being offered free? Can't find anything in the app, do I need to uninstall then purchase?

It is the only version, it is just free for now. In a week or so it will cost money for those who haven't downloaded it before.

This always been free I had it before. And it didn't do any background downloading u had to be in the app in order for the downloads to progress

How do I add torrent files... I get junk characters in IE when I click on the download link... Tried downloading on surfy... It downloaded but torrex gave error when adding a torrent

Can u link to the free one? It's only showing the pro version in the store and I already downloaded that version for free a while ago and it does NOT download in the background even the reviews for the app says it. I downloaded the pro version for free at least 2 weeks ago

Would be great... if I could use WP app as a remote access to Win 8 app. Get a torrent on my phone which would automatically start download on my PC.

I know, but uTorrent Remote for example wasn't updated in ages. And with other apps - I avoid installing low quality stuff, which I assume many of them is.

Damnit! Just paid for the wptorrent pro app this morning to get rid of the 300kb cap, wish I knew about this app first!

I read a few days ago, the 300kb cap was removed.

anyway i didn't even install it, i'm using Torrex pro since 2 weeks it was free all the time...

Total newb to this so could somebody walk me through how to torrent something with this app? Tried to find a FAQ but maybe I'm the only loser who doesn't know how this works...

What do you do after the download? It doesn't transfer to my phone. Just says complete with the thing that says where it's going.

It's already in your phone. It's wherever you set the download location to be. If I remember correctly it puts everything in the "Downloads" folder by default.

Thank you. I didn't know of any good torrent client for Windows Phone. This one seems to have nailed it.

What are you talking about? The app opens the file picker so that you can choose where to save the downloads; be it phone or SD card.

Can someone please explain how it works, when I copy paste a URL I only see some weird things on the internet page .......

It does work with anything, in fact I just tried it with Kickass. Click on the magnet thingy, and it opened WPTorrent and TorrexPro to choose which one to open the magnet with. Proper app I must say. Puts WPT to shame.

There is also wptorrent, a very good torrent client, actually it was the first and now torrex is the second, at least on wp :D

SERIOUS ISSUE WITH THIS APP!!!
although I'm using wifi it eats your provider data..
I was downloading something via wifi to suddenly get a textmessage from my provider that my datalimit was reached.. So I went to data usage and indeed, it was eating my data and for whatever reason not wifi! I mean... WTF!!! Thanks for nothing!!!!!!!!

So, no background downloads, I assume... (can't check myself now). So, can stay with WPtorrent.
BTW, is it even possible now that we have WP 8.1 to download in the background (API)?

Why would they make this free for a week when WP8.1 hasnt even been released to the masses yet! That sucks

There's nothing to it find the torrent you want and click the magnet link choose where the file goes and that's it. when you click the magnet link it takes you to the wptorrent app or torrex whichever one you have installed

If you're using Torrex Pro (and not WPTorrent or whatever) then it is already on your phone wherever you decided to download it. I think the default destination is the "Downloads" folder. If you want to move it somewhere else just use any File Explorer. And if you don't have one installed then why do you even try downloading torrents? Need to learn to walk before you can run.

I was cranking 6mb/s download on my 1520. Best my computer gets is about 2mb/s, I have seen it as high as 4mb/s. I think it is the 1520's channel bonding. Major difference providing the rest of your system (isp, router, modem) can offer channel bonding. Noticed I get 80mb/s download on phone with Wi-Fi when I use a speed checker appbut computer gets the 40mb/s I pay for. Interesting stuff. Since you can chuck movies to SD card, and with this app download right to video file on SD, makes waiting rooms and other places nicer, especially if you don't have cellular data, as I don't.

Like a Boss? Wait... Can't download if not an active app, cant download on the lock scree, Tht ain't no boss like powers last time I checkd

Less features than WPtorrent.
The ability of WPtorrent to decide Not to download if on data plan is really important for me :P

WPTorrent all the waaaay :3

(BTW: TPB is down :( )

These price drop to nothing will last about a week. So get them while the getting is good.

Sam, I take it proof-reading is not your forte? Also, no word can the app download to SD-card (quite important point, don't you think?)

I have downloaded torrents on a Nokia E51 6 years ago. While surfing the web and being connected to an ssh server all at the same time. On a 7 years old device.

Think about that.

P.S.: Oh yes. I could play simple DOS games on it as well. Not that I complain but it seems to me the OSes are getting dumber and dumber.

Is it just me or is the app pointless if I cant paste the URL to a torrent in? I say thus because with IE on WP, clicking a torrent doesn't download it. It opens it as mangled data in the web browser so all I can do is copy the URL

I can't get my download speed above 2 kbps.i don't know what to do.i am using my Wifi connection to download.i usually get 90 kbps and above download speed.i live in India. If there are some settings I need tweak please someone tell me. Please help!!!!!!