Cthulhu is a simple python CLI application that facilitates the streaming of torrents directly from 1337x. It uses webtorrent to stream video from magnet links directly.

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Cthulhu is heavily inspired by Bugswriter’s notflix, which was written using shell scripting. The differences between our programs aren’t very stark. All in all, I wrote this program mainly for fun and practice.

Feel free to submit issues and feature requests.

Notable Features (so far)

  • Runs in the terminal
  • Flags for filtering results by specific categories (Movies, TV Shows, Anime)
  • Filtering out unwanted results by default, such as application files and pornogrophy


  • mpv – A feature rich media player
  • lxml – A python library for parsing XML/HTML. pip install lxml
  • peerflix – A tool to stream torrents. npm install -g peerflix

Installation for Linux/macOS


cURL cthulhu to your $PATH and give execute permissions.

sudo curl -sL "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/trianglecirclexyz/cthulhu/main/cthulhu" -o /usr/local/bin/cthulhu
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/cthulhu
  • To update, just do curl again, no need to chmod anymore.
  • To uninstall, remove cthulhu from your $PATH, for example sudo rm -f /usr/local/bin/cthulhu.


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