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.

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 Chocolatey. Run the following:

choco install nicotine-plus


Official Builds (Catalina/10.15 and newer)

NOTE: If you are running macOS Monterey, the stable version is currently non-functional. You need to use the Nicotine+ development version until the next stable release is ready in early December. Download the development version here.

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

Homebrew (Mojave/10.14 and newer)

NOTE: Nicotine+ installed from Homebrew will currently NOT run on Apple M1 Macs due to issues in upstream dependencies. Please use the official build above instead.

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