Download Nicotine+

Download stable builds of Nicotine+ for your operating system.

GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris

If you have no need to modify the Nicotine+ source, you are strongly recommended to use packages for your distribution/operating system. This will save you time.


To use stable packages on Ubuntu and Debian, add the stable Nicotine+ apt repository (PPA) by running the following:

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nicotine-team/stable
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 6CEB6050A30E5769
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nicotine

If you prefer to install a .deb package directly, you can download one here. Unlike the repository installation method, Nicotine+ will not update automatically; you need to download a .deb package each time a new release is available.


To install Nicotine+ on Fedora, run the following:

sudo dnf install nicotine+


If your distribution supports Flatpak, you can install Nicotine+ from Flathub.

Arch Linux/Manjaro/Parabola

Nicotine+ is available in the community repository of Arch Linux, Manjaro and Parabola. To install, run the following:

sudo pacman -S nicotine+

Void Linux

To install Nicotine+ on Void Linux, run the following:

sudo xbps-install -S nicotine+


To install Nicotine+ on FreeBSD, run the following:

pkg install py-nicotine-plus


If Nicotine+ is not available for your system, it can be installed using pip. Ensure the runtime dependencies are installed, and run the following:

pip3 install nicotine-plus

Keep in mind that Nicotine+ will not auto-update. When a new release is available, run the following:

pip3 install --upgrade nicotine-plus


Official Builds

Stable Windows installers for Nicotine+ are available for download. Installing Nicotine+ requires administrator privileges.

NOTE: The installer format has changed in Nicotine+ 3.2.0. If you are upgrading from Nicotine+ 3.1.1 or earlier, please uninstall Nicotine+ first (this will not remove your existing settings).

Portable packages are also available. They can be run from your home directory, and do not require installation or administrator privileges.


Nicotine+ can be installed using Scoop. Run the following:

scoop bucket add extras
scoop install nicotine-plus

In order to upgrade Nicotine+ to a newer release, run the following:

scoop update nicotine-plus


Nicotine+ can be installed using Chocolatey. Run the following:

choco install nicotine-plus


Official Builds (Catalina/10.15 and newer)

A stable macOS installer for Nicotine+ is available on macOS version 10.15 (Catalina) and newer.

Homebrew (Mojave/10.14 and newer)

NOTE: If your Mac has an Apple M1 chip, please use the official installer instead. Nicotine+ installed from Homebrew will currently not work on these devices due to issues in upstream dependencies.

On macOS version 10.14 (Mojave), the recommended approach is to install Nicotine+ using Homebrew.

Once Homebrew is set up, run the following:

brew install nicotine-plus