Back in February popular torrent tracker The Pirate Bay implemented Torrents Time– a nifty plugin that allowed users to stream content directly in their browsers.
WebTorrent eliminates this hurdle and allows you to stream any torrent right inside your web browser. While Torrents Time only works with video, WebTorrents Desktop also supports ebook and music streaming.
At the moment, WebTorrent is in its beta stage, but the client already supports AirPlay, DLNA, and Chromecast.
Its founder Feross Aboukhadijeh says that the app can change the way people share content on the web.
“One of the most exciting uses for WebTorrent is peer-assisted delivery. Non-profit projects like Wikipedia and the Internet Archive could reduce bandwidth and hosting costs by letting visitors chip in. Popular content is served browser-to-browser, quickly and cheaply. Rarely-accessed content is served reliably over HTTP from the origin server”, he adds.
Features of torrent streaming service WebTorrent Desktop:
It’s a lightweight and fast torrent client that provides a clean user experience. WebTorrent Desktop is completely free and open source.
How to stream and watch movies on WebTorrent Desktop?
All you need to do is grab the WebTorrent Desktop streaming client from this link. It’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Just install the application on your computer, open it, and drop any torrent link or paste a magnet link. Depending upon your internet speed, the content will start streaming.
WebTorrent Desktop connects to both BitTiorrent and WebTorrent peers. This allows faster streaming and fetching the files pieces from your network.
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The WebTorrent Desktop Beta can be downloaded here.