Counting dozens of millions of users across the globe uTorrent is among the most popular and widely-used P2P sharing file tool. Although it was a rather quiet launch, BitTorrent has launched a web version of their client that is estimated to rival the standalone client in the long run.
uTorrent Web is a lightweight piece of software that enables you to download and stream torrents directly in your default web browser. As with the original client, the tool allows you to open torrent and magnet link files automatically in a browser window.
While you may be tempted to believe, this is simply another version of the same application, the truth is that the app comes with a major perk, which is the streaming option. Therefore, if you are downloading multimedia files, you will be happy to learn that they take very little to load and they can be played right away. On a side note, the load and play quality are both influenced by the downloading speed.
When streaming videos, you can enjoy both audio and video that work fairly well. Moreover, if the file you are grabbing contains more than one audio or video source, you can select the one you want. It goes without saying that the tool enables you to download other types of files from the web, but the difference is that these are not streamed.
Even though the streaming is the strong point of the tool, the truth is that the project is still in its infancy and you can easily observe that as soon as you access the Preferences window. To be more precise, you can modify the download location and specify the speed for the time being. Nevertheless, more options are likely to appear in the near future, depending on the suggestions and needs of the users.
All in all, uTorrent Web is a reliable P2P file sharing product, but it would be unfair to compare it to the big names at least for the time being. Consequentially, if you are looking for something fast and intuitive to grab and stream torrents from the web, then perhaps you can consider giving it a try.