µTorrent 3.0 Goes Stable – Streaming, Remote + More

June 23, 2011

µTorrent 3.0 is officially live! Here’s the press release.

First, many thanks to the 4+ million µTorrent users who pitched in and tested the beta. Your feedback was a significant contribution to the final product. We all really appreciate it. 

Before we get to the good stuff (features list below), we also launched a new beta app today, called µChat. µChat enables real-time chat with other BitTorrent users around the world, directly within your software. Details here, or check it out in the App Studio.

What’s new in µTorrent 3.0?

Streaming

Watch videos within seconds with our progressive downloads – no need to wait for the entire file to download.  This feature is especially great for previewing a file before committing to the full download.

To use this feature, simply click the streaming button when it appears in the Playback column within the Torrents tab.

Requirements: Your video player must support streaming, and not all file types are stream-able by all players.

µTorrent Remote

Start, stop, and monitor torrent downloads on the go. Access your client from any Web browser (go to remote.utorrent.com or hit the remote icon in the µTorrent toolbar to sign up). Or, download the beta of our Android app.

Ratings and Comments

Ratings enables the collective wisdom of the community to ensure the quality and security of downloaded torrents. Join in and contribute by simply clicking on the ratings or comment buttons in your torrent manager.

Drag-and-Drop Sending

Easily send massive personal files – e.g. home movies, cell phone videos and hi-res photos –directly from µTorrent. Select a file on your computer, drag it into the µTorrent “Drop files to send” box and µTorrent will create a Web link. When you share this link with others through things like e-mail or social media post, you share your personal files.

 

Simplified UI

Keep your client simple by minimizing parts of the µT interface with a click. Perfect for anybody who wants a minimal interface, this feature cuts out distractions and lets you focus on the business of finding, getting and playing content.

Portable Mode

Load µTorrent on a USB stick and take it wherever you go, without leaving files behind!  Simply run the new µTorrent from a USB stick, choose portable mode during install, and µTorrent will automatically store your settings and content on the USB stick – even if the computer you’re using already has µTorrent installed.  No muss, no fuss.

Stability etc.

µTorrent 3.0 also offers under-the-hood improvements including a focus on stability as well as improved Web seeding to add speed and reliability to the process of finding the original source of a single-source file.

More Apps:

µChat! Download it now. We can’t wait to hear what you think of this one.

Plus, check out some of our recent artist spotlights. The spooky horror film The Tunnel (IMdb) has been a huge hit, as has Sick of Sarah’s 2205 album. Both of these, and more, are available in the App Studio free with the endorsement of the creators. Please join us and support progressive artists who support BitTorrent.

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Enjoy µTorrent 3.0…what do you think? Leave a comment here or in the forum, or submit suggestions to the Idea Bank.

Enjoy!

Jordy Berson – Director of Product Management, µTorrent

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