The news couldn’t be better for all the movie freaks out there. BitTorrent has launched a more stable version of the uTorrent web.
Stable Version of uTorrent Web
uTorrent is the website based torrent version. The version that allows its users to download and play the downloaded torrent files in the browser itself. uTorrent web was previously available in the beta version. And recently, the stable version of uTorrent web has been launched by BitTorrent – the company that owns both BitTorrent and uTorrent.
Salient of uTorrent web:
- One of the cool feature of uTorrent Web is that the users can play the audio and video even before the downloading finishes.
- The streaming takes place in – browser. The company has also announced that the web version will go by the name “uTorrent Classic”.
- Once you have successfully installed uTorrent web, you can search for the content you want to, from the search box that is present in the web version and on several other torrent sites.
- Files to be watched can be streamed instantly. Playback is lag-free. In case the subtitles are included in the torrent file, they are automatically added to the videos.
- You can also choose uTorrent web as your default torrent client.
- According to BitTorrent – “the web client of uTorrent will make it easy for users to download and stream torrent files”.
- Smooth to operate and easy to download.
- “With a simple download to play experience as the focal point of µTorrent Web, we see more users successfully downloading and playing torrents than with any other product in BitTorrent’s history.”
uTorrent web is Compatible with a number of browsers:
“uTorrent Classic is compatible with the Windows platform across different browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.”
It is Available for Windows OS as of now, soon will be available for other OS’s:
“BitTorrent has said that the web client is available for Windows as of now, but they have plans to make it available for other operating systems as well. Despite what its announced or circulated, you still have to download and install uTorrent Web”.
What exactly BitTorrent is?
BitTorrent generally referred to the peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing protocol associated with piracy. There exists this company – BitTorrent, which owns the two most popular clients for the protocol: BitTorrent and uTorrent.
The data and shows streamed by BitTorrent are considered to be pirated. Hence, let us not discuss about its legacy, as it is not in concern with the subject line. We do not recommend and encourage any piracy.
What is new in uTorrent web?
uTorrent Web has been available in its beta version since years. Finally, the web-based torrent client is finally available as a stable version.
The main difference between uTorrent Web and its counterparts is the in-browser downloading.
- Alike uTorrent, uTorrent Web can also play audio and video files before they have completely finished downloading.
- Unlike uTorrent, the playback also happens inside the browser.
- Other file types can be downloaded simultaneously.
- It is a normal BitTorrent client.
- After successful installation, uTorrent Web will try to open the torrent and the magnet links automatically inside a browser window.
- You can search for content on your regular torrent sites or use uTorrent Web’s search box, which redirects you to Google.
- Downloading tremendously fast, and playback is smoother.
- Subtitles are pulled in automatically, assuming they’re included in the torrent file.
- You can choose your language, your default download folder, and whether to open each torrent in a new tab or not.
- It’s possible to set uTorrent Web to start up when your computer boots or clear your search history, and you can opt for uTorrent Web as your default torrent client.
uTorrent to be soon available for other OS than Windows
uTorrent Web is only available for Windows, but it will likely be ported to other operating systems if this launch is successful. In our testing, however, the experience wasn’t ideal — uTorrent Classic is still significantly simpler to install and use. But the fact that BitTorrent has managed to bring all the basic functionality into the browser is certainly a success.
BitTorrent promises that the desktop version of uTorrent, which will now be referred to as uTorrent Classic, will live on: “Our long-term plan is to continue development across both products and make them available on utorrent.com.”
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