The free version of uTorrent just came out with a new stable release that adds a media player and support for external devices such as smart phones and game consoles. uTorrent Plus gives users extra features such as file-conversion and a built-in virus scanner.
In recent years uTorrent has transformed from a relatively ‘geeky’ and minimal application into a BitTorrent client that should appeal to a mainstream audience.
Another step in this direction has just been taken with the newly released stable build of uTorrent 3.3, now with a built-in media player. This player allows users to watch videos or listen to downloaded music without having to leave uTorrent.
Another new feature, one that was already present in early beta releases, is integration with external devices including the iPhone, iPad, PS3, Xbox 360 and Android hardware. This allows users to quickly sync downloaded content to these devices.
To Disable Ads:
Options > Preferences > Advanced will see the following entry:
When this value is set to false the yellow advertisement bar will disappear the next time uTorrent is started.
Native Android Client:
BitTorrent Inc. released a native uTorrent client for Android smartphones and tablet computers today. This is the first official BitTorrent client released by the uTorrent team that works on mobile devices, a relatively underserved market of BitTorrent users. The new release allows users to search for torrents online, download files directly to any Android device, and supports RSS feeds.
But despite its unrivaled popularity uTorrent didn’t have a mobile client.Until now uTorrent users could only use their Android devices to remotely control their uTorrent desktop client. For the past few months our engineers have been hard at workdeveloping a mobile BitTorrent app that is worthy of the name uTorrent. Finally, the utorrent for the mobile ,arsenal has arrived.
Aside from Android, the uTorrent developers are also working on a native Linux client.