How To Install Vuze on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Vuze on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Vuze on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Vuze is the easiest to use and the best torrent download software on the internet. Vuze is written in Java and uses the Azureus Engine. It’s a cross-platform application available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Vuze BitTorrent client on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Vuze on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Vuze on Ubuntu 20.04

By default, Vuze is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest Vuze BitTorrent Client using Snap. If Snapd package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd

To install Vuze, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install vuze-vs

Step 3. Accessing Vuze BitTorrent Client on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Vuse or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:


Install Vuze on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Vuze. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Vuze BitTorrent client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Vuze website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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