How to install Vuze on Ubuntu 20.04 – A BitTorrent client for Linux

The Vuze Bittorrent Client is an end-to-end software application for all your torrent needs. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. It’s an cross-platform application available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS and Android. Vuze available in 38+ languages.

Although it is a complete bittorrent downloader, the Vuze program maintains a lightweight footprint, doesn’t slow your computer down, and quickly downloads torrents. Vuze is the only client that makes clearnet torrents available on I2P and vice versa. It has a plugin that connects to the I2P network.

The Vuze torrent downloader for Windows or Mac makes it easy for you to find torrents online, whether you are downloading torrents from a tracker site, from a friend via magnet links, or anywhere else on the web.

Once you find a torrent the Vuze Bittorrent Client makes it simple to download torrents and automatically optimizes torrent download speeds. The built-in Vuze torrent download manager lets you view the status of each of your bittorrent downloads.

Once your downloaded torrents are finished Vuze makes it straightforward and simple to watch and listen to the content you downloaded. Vuze simply covers anything you’ll run into when downloading bittorrent torrents. Download the best torrent client and downloader in one today.

Key Features of Vuze

  • Simple torrent search and discovery
  • Control torrent download/upload speed
  • Works for Android phones and tablets
  • Task completion alerts
  • Manage torrent downloads
  • Straightforward interface
  • Wi-Fi only setting
  • Auto-start on device reboot

Installing Vuze as a Snap Package

The easiest way to install Vuze on Ubuntu 20.04 is by using the snap packaging system.

A snap package is a type of universal Linux package that you can enjoy irrespective of the distro. Its an self-contained software packages that include the binary all dependencies needed to run the application.

All you need is the snap service pre-configured, In the case of Ubuntu 20.04, it comes with snap pre-installed.

If snapd package is not already installed then you can install it by running following command.

$ sudo apt install snapd

Note: Snap packages can be installed from either the command-line or via the Ubuntu Software application.

This is actually the Snap version of the Vuze. It can be used on any Linux distribution that has Snap support.

Open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the following command to install the Vuze package.

$ sudo snap install vuze-vs

At this step, you have successfully installed Vuze on Ubuntu 20.04 system.

If you are not comfortable with the command line, open Ubuntu Software, search for “Vuze” and install the application.

Type the following command to update Vuze package.

$ sudo snap refresh vuze-vs

Starting Vuze

Vuze can be launched from the command line by typing vuze-vs or In the Activities search bar type “Vuze” and click on the icon.

Vuze User Interface:

How to Uninstall Vuze from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall Vuze, type the following command.

$ sudo snap remove vuze-vs


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install Vuze on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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