Got a torrent you want to download, but you’re away from your home PC? Want to grab a documentary for movie night, before you check out of work? This happens to us all the time. And that’s why we made BitTorrent Remote.
BitTorrent Remote is a remote control that lets you access BitTorrent on your home computer, from any Internet-connected device. You can manage downloads wherever you are, and even shift them over to play on your iPhone, iPad, or Android tablets.
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Since launching µTorrent Web for iPhone, users have been clamoring for something similar on other devices. So, today we are very excited to announce support for the iPad and Android platform – including the Nexus One and Google Ion devices. Now you can control torrents via your web browser on a PC, iPhone, iPad and Android.
In case you are new to µTorrent Web, we will rewind a bit and tell you exactly what it is. µTorrent Web is a way to allow users to manage their downloads from anywhere on the Internet via a web browser. So, hypothetically, before you leave work or school in the evening you could start a torrent download on your home computer via another PC, iPhone, Android or iPad, so that it is completed by the time you arrive home.
What makes this different from other web-UI-for-bittorrent-client products is the incredible simplicity of setting it up. There’s no complicated port-forwarding or confusing settings in your router or firewall. Just set up a username and password in your µTorrent 3.0 alpha client, and presto you’re ready to go! (Be sure that you have the latest client with µTorrent Web installed on your computer.) It’s also a good idea to check “stay signed in” to ensure quick and easy accessibility in the future.
Just like with µTorrent Web for iPhone, we continue to take users’ privacy very seriously – all your private data is encrypted from the moment it leaves your browser right to the client on the other end. So, as before, you can rest assured that the private details of your µTorrent usage are never exposed to BitTorrent Inc. or any third parties.
We are excited to expand µTorrent Web to other devices, and look forward to continuing to roll it out further. If you have suggestions for other devices, let us know via our Idea Bank.
- Simon -
In our ever-connected world, users want the ability to control their torrents on the go anytime, anywhere. So, in a continued effort to make our products more accessible we are introducing µTorrent Web for iPhone. While µTorrent Web is currently only available as part of our experimental Project Falcon software, we continue to fill out the feature set prior to a large-scale rollout. With today’s introduction, users can now control their torrents from any computer or iPhone via their web browser.
In essence, µTorrent Web for iPhone is a mobile website that allows users to remotely access and control the µTorrent client that is installed on their computer. Before users can employ it on their iPhones they will need to make sure that they have the latest µTorrent client from Project Falcon installed on their computers, which can be found here: https://web.utorrent.com/. (The site also provides detailed instructions about how to download the client and setup remote access.)
After installing the software on a laptop or desktop computer and enabling µTorrent Web remote access, users should point their iPhone web browser to http://web.utorrent.com. At that point, they will be prompted to input their username and password and choose if they want to bookmark the application and add it to their home screen. In doing so, they will add an icon to their iPhone similar to if they had downloaded an app from the App Store. In addition to bookmarking the page, it is also recommended that users check “stay signed in” to ensure quick and easy accessibility in the future.
It is also worth noting that the mobile version offers the same privacy and zero-configuration secure web-access to uTorrent that users would get if you were signing on remotely via a PC. So, users can rest assured that no information about their µTorrent usage is ever exposed to BitTorrent Inc. or any third parties. (Read more about our privacy architecture.)
We are very excited about giving users remote access via their iPhones, and believe this is an important function to continue to make the µTorrent user experience even better.
- Simon -