Big changes coming to uTorrent, with future version to run direct from your web browser


uTorrent will soon receive a major update that will change the way you download torrents.

According to founder Bram Cohen, the next version of uTorrent will run direct from your web browser and will feature a completely revamped interface.

The move will also provide users with better streaming support and give its developers access to add more new features.

With 150 million users, uTorrent remains the world’s most popular Bittorrent client. However, it hasn’t really changed at all in the five years since many of its existing features were added.

However, its lack of new features is about to change, says Cohen.

According to Torrentfreak who spoke to Cohen, the future of uTorrent is as a browser based application.

“The new revision of uTorrent is going to run in the user’s default browser. That’s just a nicer experience,” Cohen said.

The move is likely to make uTorrent accessible to even more users, particularly those who are less tech savvy and who have perhaps avoided using the service in its existing format.

It could give the streaming of torrents a major boost too, meaning that you no longer have to wait for a file to download before you start watching it.

However, Cohen also said that he was conscious for forcing uTorrent’s browser based client on users.

“We know people have been using uTorrent for a very long time and love it,” he said.

“So we’re very, very sensitive to that and gonna be sure to make sure that people feel that it’s an upgrade that’s happening. Not that we’ve just destroyed the experience.”


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