• uTorrent Adds Android, iOS, PS3 and Xbox Integration

    The latest alpha release of uTorrent now supports integration with a variety of devices including the iPhone, iPad, PS3, Xbox 360 and Android hardware. This allows users to quickly sync downloaded content to these devices. Additional capability to convert videos and audio to playable files will become available later, but only to users of the upcoming paid version of the BitTorrent client.

    With more than 100 million active users a month and a market share of nearly 50 percent, uTorrent is without doubt the most-used BitTorrent client.
    Despite the success story that it is, the uTorrent development team hasnít been sitting still in recent years. The user interface is continuously being updated and new features are launched on a frequent basis, such as the BitTorrent App studio.

    Today we can add another feature to the list, as BitTorrent quietly rolled out support for external devices in the latest uTorrent alpha release. Aside from the usual bug fixes, the new release allows users to drag and drop downloaded files to Apple and Android devices, as well as the PS3 and Xbox 360 game consoles.

    In addition, the latest alpha also shows the option to convert files into the appropriate formats supported by the various devices. However, TorrentFreak has learned that this tease was put in by mistake and that it will be removed in the next update.
    While the device integration will become part of the stable uTorrent release in a few months, conversion will only be available for people who upgrade to the premium uTorrent version, the upcoming uTorrent Plus.
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. A's Avatar
      A -
      No support for linux? Wow.
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aby View Post
      No support for linux? Wow.
      Android and PS3
    1. A's Avatar
      A -
      Quote Originally Posted by mjmacky View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Aby View Post
      No support for linux? Wow.
      Android and PS3
      Developing for Android != developing for linux. That comment is like FreeBSD = OS X
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      that's not what I said, it's still technically linux
    1. A's Avatar
      A -
      Quote Originally Posted by mjmacky View Post
      that's not what I said, it's still technically linux
      OS X is technically FreeBSD
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      it's also technically worthless to me
    1. A's Avatar
      A -
      Quote Originally Posted by mjmacky View Post
      it's also technically worthless to me
      No one asked about you here
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      I meant useless
    1. A's Avatar
      A -
      Quote Originally Posted by mjmacky View Post
      I meant useless
      What does that have to do anything at all with the topic or the discussion?
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      I meant fruitless
    1. A's Avatar
      A -
      Next time you respond to something you have no clue about, just-shut-up. And yea you can continue with your display of BS.
    1. Funkin''s Avatar
      Funkin' -
      Please continue you two. This is very entertaining.

      Anyways, the direction that uTorrent is going in makes me appreciate rtorrent just that much more.
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      I meant lifeless
    1. megabyteme's Avatar
      megabyteme -
      You know, I was just sitting around the house the other day, and I thought...Wouldn't it be great if utorrent could wash my car, and mow the back yard. Gosh, I sure hope we can get those added into future versions of GIGAtorrent...
    1. brilman's Avatar
      brilman -
      Seems everything gets bloated over time (looking at my wife) .... If something works then why change it.
    1. wslaughter's Avatar
      wslaughter -
      Quote Originally Posted by Funkin' View Post
      Please continue you two. This is very entertaining.

      Anyways, the direction that uTorrent is going in makes me appreciate rtorrent just that much more.
      Yes, Gotta love rtorrent :]
      Though I do think the android integration will be nice, ill never use it but I think my brother could make good use of it.
    1. blunder20th's Avatar
      blunder20th -
      prr
    1. Jeremyss's Avatar
      Jeremyss -
      Another way for xbox to get people to pay $60 or more for xbox live. Just want to download the Apps!!!
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyss View Post
      Another way for xbox to get people to pay $60 or more for xbox live. Just want to download the Apps!!!
      This has nothing to do with XBOX live. You get the "way off the mark" award for today. I'm assuming nobody else will top that for the rest of the week, let alone the day.