Download stable builds of Nicotine+ for your operating system.
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 keyserver.ubuntu.com --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.
Nicotine+ is available in the community repository of Arch Linux, Manjaro and Parabola. To install, run the following:
sudo pacman -S nicotine+
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
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
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
A stable macOS installer for Nicotine+ is available on macOS version 10.15 (Catalina) 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