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How to Download Torrents on M1 MacBook Air and M2 in 2022

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Apple devices have become the no.1 go to devices for lazy content consumption either while you idly lie around in your house or when you’re on the go. So it makes sense to know how to download torrents on M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, which are light as a feather these days, thanks to the miraculous M1 and now M2 chips from Apple, in 2022.

Torrents on M1 Macbook Air
How to download torrents on Mac

With the advent of streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Apple TV+, the need to download media via torrents has gone down significantly. The user could access the media they need online by paying an amount or subscribing to these platforms.

But relegating the use of torrents to simply downloading movies online is simplifying it too much. The peer to peer sharing method of torrents has always been useful to push large content efficiently via internet. They do it by taking advantage of all the systems connected in the eco system at any given point.

There are many accomplished online organisations which use torrents as a way to download files for their users. Some of them being the Internet Archive, Linux, VLC Media Player etc.

Even software companies like Facebook and Twitter use BitTorrent for their internal operations. In this context it becomes imperative for any person interested in technology to learn how to download torrent files on the different devices we use in our lives.

Remember there are many legal torrent websites online like Public Domain Torrents, Internet Archive, Legit Torrents which you can use to download legitimate legal torrents of many files available for free.

For more on the legalities of when and when not to use torrents to download files read this excellent piece by Top10VPN.

How to Download Torrents on M1 MacBooks and M2 ones

  1. Download BitTorrent Web for MacOS and install it on your Mac.
  2. Now go to any of the torrent site that has the file you want to download. Preferably, a legal torrent site.
  3. Now download the torrent to your Mac using the download torrent button.
  4. If prompted, proceed to open the torrent file using the BitTorrent app and verify it.
  5. The download should start now.

Download Torrents on your Mac using these pictures

bittorrent website online
Open the BitTorrent Website

 

Go to bittorrent web
Go to BitTorrent Web

 

Select the Free Version
Download the Basic Free Version

 

Open the downloaded file
Click on the downloaded app to install it in your MacBook

 

Install bittorrent app your macbook
Install Bittorrent app on your Mac by dragging it in to Applications folder

 

Open the bittorrent app in the Applications
Click on the BitTorrent App inside Applications folder to open it.

 

Select the open option to open the Bittorrent app
Click on open to run the BitTorrent app on your Mac

 

bittorrent running on a mac
This is what the BitTorrent GUI looks like when it’s open

 

Open any torrent
Open your favourite torrent website, here we opened Legit Torrents in a browser

 

Click the torrent file to download it
Click the torrent file to download it to your Mac

 

Now open the download at the bottom or from downloads folder
Now open the download at the bottom or from downloads folder

 

Now select 'Add' in the BitTorrent App when prompted like this, while opening the torrent.
Now select ‘Add’ in the BitTorrent App when prompted like this, while opening the torrent.

 

This is how the download starts in the BitTorrent app on your MacBook Air
This is how the download starts in the BitTorrent app on your MacBook Air

After the download is finished, stop the downloading and seeding. Now open the files you have downloaded by clicking on the folder icon beside the torrent.

That’s it you have successfully downloaded files using torrents on your MacBook. Go here if you wanna learn how to download torrents on iPhone or iPad.

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