Download the current stable version of Nicotine+ for your operating system. For the release notes, see

If you want to download the latest unstable build and help test Nicotine+, see

GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris

Operating System Packages

If you are using any of the operating systems listed, you can install Nicotine+ using the package manager.

Operating System Package Name
Arch Linux nicotine+
Debian Unstable/Testing nicotine
Fedora nicotine+
Gentoo net-p2p/nicotine+
Manjaro nicotine+
NixOS nicotine-plus
OpenBSD net/nicotine-plus
Parabola nicotine+
T2 SDE nicotine-plus
Void Linux nicotine+

Universal Packages (GNU/Linux)

Packages listed below can be installed on different GNU/Linux distributions.

Format Package Name
Flatpak (Flathub) org.nicotine_plus.Nicotine

PPA (Ubuntu/Debian)

To use stable packages on Ubuntu and Debian, add the nicotine-team/stable PPA repository.

On Ubuntu and distributions based on it (e.g. Linux Mint, elementary OS, Pop!_OS, various Ubuntu flavors), run the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nicotine-team/stable
sudo apt update; sudo apt install nicotine

On Debian and distributions based on it (e.g. Devuan, Peppermint OS), run the following:

sudo apt update; sudo apt install python3-launchpadlib software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb jammy main'
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, you need to download and install Nicotine+ from the link above every time you want to update to the latest version.

PyPi (GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris)

If no package is available for your operating system, you can install Nicotine+ from PyPi.

Ensure the runtime dependencies are installed, and run the following:

pip3 install nicotine-plus

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

pip3 install --upgrade nicotine-plus


Official Release

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

NOTE: The installer format has changed since 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).

Standalone executables are also available. They can be run from any folder and do not require installation or administrator privileges. Configuration files are stored in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\nicotine.

Package Managers

If you are using any of the package managers listed, you can install Nicotine+ using them.

Package Manager Package Name
Chocolatey nicotine-plus
Scoop extras/nicotine-plus


Official Release

NOTE: You have to follow these instructions the first time you open Nicotine+ on macOS.