WebTorrent Desktop is for streaming torrents. Whether it’s a video from the Internet Archive, music from Creative Commons, or audiobooks from Librivox, you can play it right away. You don’t have to wait for it to finish downloading. WebTorrent Desktop is a fast, free, non-commercial & open source. The tool is an amazing streaming torrent client for the web browser and the desktop! WebTorrent PC Desktop connects to both BitTorrent and the app peers.
WebTorrent is a user-friendly and innovative piece of software that makes it easy for you to download torrent files, as well as to stream or watch videos before being fully downloaded on your computer.
The application undergoes a surprise-free and quick installation process, just as long as you remember to provide its installer with full system rights (Run As Administrator).
Upon launching the app for the first time, you are met by a minimalist main window that displays a few default torrents that can help you get to grips with its functionality.
Imagine a peer-to-peer YouTube where viewers help to host the site’s content. By making BitTorrent easier to use, we can get more people to participate and take the first steps to re-decentralizing the Internet.
How do I try it out?
See the app in action on the Web at Instant.io. Send a file to a friend using BitTorrent! Or, install WebTorrent Desktop for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Try out a fast, lightweight, new torrent client today!
WebTorrent Desktop Features
- Lightweight, fast torrent app
- Beautiful user experience
- Free, non-commercial, ad-free, and open source
- Instantly stream video and audio
- The software fetches file pieces from the network on-demand for instant playback.
- Even when the file isn’t fully downloaded, seeking still works.
- (Seeking just reprioritizes which pieces are fetched from the network.)
- Stream videos to AirPlay, Chromecast, and DLNA
- Based on the most popular and comprehensive torrent package in Node.js, web torrent
- Full-featured, but bloat-free
- Opens magnet links and .torrent files
- Drag-and-drop makes adding or creating torrents easy
- Discovers peers via tracker servers, DHT (Distributed Hash Table), and peer exchange
- Supports the Web Torrent protocol for connecting to WebRTC peers (i.e. web browsers)
New entries can be easily added by swiftly dragging and dropping torrent files or by pasting the magnet link. Working with WebTorrent is by no means challenging since everything is designed with accessibility in mind.
You can start the download, play, and remove torrents using the buttons associated with each entry, as well as get an accurate idea regarding the number of currently connected peers, upload and download speeds, and the total file size.
This is a good time to point out that all the downloads are automatically sent to the Downloads folder by default. By now, it is quite clear that WebTorrent is not what you would call a full-featured torrent client but fret not, as the app has another ace up its sleeve.
By pressing the Play button, you can effortlessly watch videos directly from the app’s main window thanks to its built-in player. Besides all that, the utility provides you with the possibility to effortlessly stream your videos by detecting Chromecast devices connected to your local area network.
Since the app is still in a relatively young development stage, some bugs and glitches are to be expected. During our tests, the utility performed quite well, with the small exception of its built-in video player that keeps freezing while streaming to Chromecast.
WebTorrent is an interesting piece of software that brings to the table a set of advantages that cannot be overlooked.
|Network Connection||Internet Connection|
WebTorrent For Windows Older Versions
|0.23.0||July, 16th 2020||81.8 MB||Download|
WebTorrent For Windows Overview
|Software Name||WebTorrent Software For Windows V 0.24.0|
|File Size||81.8 MB|
|Languages||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
You can watch videos without them being fully downloaded on your computer and you can also stream them in similar conditions to your Chromecast devices with no more than a few mouse clicks.