Get Torrents on Your iPhone with These Apps

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If you regularly download torrents on your computer, chances are you'll want to explore getting them directly onto your iPhone, too. Luckily, you've now got a couple of options to do this.

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The first is an app called iTransmission. It's jailbreak-only, which means you'll have to head over to the InsanelyI Cydia repo (repo.insanelyi.com) to get it. The app is currently in alpha, so it might be a little buggy, but it's free and fully featured.

Your second option is an upcoming web app called NowStream. It lets you grab a torrent link, copy it into the web browser on your iPhone, and stream the contents of the torrent instantly on your device. Meaning, yes, you can stream torrents to your iPhone without a jailbreak using this app! Unfortunately, NowStream is still sorting out some legalities at the moment, but you can sign up at their website to get notified as soon as they launch. [Cult of Mac; NowStream]

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I don't know if anyone else has figured this out, but I point Transmission (or any other torrent client) to look into a dropbox folder for .torrent files. If you have dropbox and you goto a site like btjunkie.org on your iPhone, dropbox will allow you to upload that .torrent file into a folder. As long as you have your torrent client open it'll start the download automatically.

No jailbreak necessary. Just Dropbox.