Getting Started

What is µTorrent

µTorrent (different than our app, µTorrent Connect) is a desktop BitTorrent client that is available in both free and premium version.

µTorrent Connect (our app) provides you with access to a µTorrent instance that you have running on another PC. This instance may be running on your local network, or accessed from a remote site with proper network/firewall configuration.

Where do I get µTorrent

µTorrent can be downloaded from

How do I configure µTorrent to allow access by µTorrent Connect

To access µTorrent with µTorrent Connect, configure µTorrent Connect as follows:

  1. Download µTorrent from and install.
  2. From the Options Menu, choose Preferences (or prss CTRL+P from the main window).
  3. In the left-hand tree view, expand the Advanced node, then click Web UI.
  4. Ensure that the Enable Web UI checkbox is checked.
  5. Under Authentication, enter the Username* and Password* that you'd like to use.
  6. Other options, such as guest account, alternative listening port*, and download directories are optional and can be left alone.
  7. Click OK to accept your changes.

* Denotes value needed when setting up µTorrent Connect.

How do I configure µTorrent Connect

After following the steps above to setup the µTorrent Web UI:

  1. Click the [add server] button on the µTorrent Connect main page.
  2. Enter a Display Name for your serer. This can be any name you choose to identify this instance with.
  3. Enter the µTorrent Server IP or hostname. This is the network address of the machine hosting µTorrent (hint: bing ipconfig)
  4. Enter the Port, as configured in µTorrent Preferences. If not using an alternative port, this will be the default of 80.
  5. Enter the Username, as configured in µTorrent Preferences.
  6. Enter the Password, as configured in µTorrent Preferences.
  7. Click Save.

What if µTorrent and µTorrent Connect are on the same PC?

By default, Windows 8 does not allow apps to perform a loopback connection to the same machine.

This is a restriction imposed by the operating system, but can be disabled manually on an app-by-app basis.

To disable for µTorrent Connect, run the following form a command prompt as administrator:

CheckNetIsolation.exe LoopbackExempt -a -n=motilebytesllc.torrentbuddy_5k6qvgez2wqmg