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+
Fedora nicotine+
Gentoo net-p2p/nicotine+
Manjaro nicotine+
NixOS nicotine-plus
OpenBSD net/nicotine-plus
Parabola nicotine+
Solus nicotine-plus
T2 SDE nicotine-plus
Void Linux nicotine+


To use stable packages on Ubuntu and Debian, add the nicotine-team/stable PPA repository 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, you need to download and install Nicotine+ from the link above every time you want to update to the latest version.

Flatpak (GNU/Linux)

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

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 Windows installers for Nicotine+ 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).

Portable packages are also available. They can be run from any folder and do not require installation or administrator privileges.

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 (Catalina/10.15 and newer)

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

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