uTorrent Remote App For Android

uTorrent Remote App For Android

Feb 7, 2011

Last week BitTorrent released its first Android App uTorrent Remote. If you haven’t already guessed, uTorrent Remote serves as a remote control for the uTorrent 3.0 alpha client. What exactly is BitTorrent or uTorrent you ask?

BitTorrent (often abbreviated to ‘BT’) is a protocol that allows you to download files quickly and efficiently. It is a peer to peer protocol, which means you download and upload to other people downloading the same file. BitTorrent is often used for distribution of very large files, very popular files and files available for free, as it is a cheap, fast, efficient way to distribute files to users like you.

µTorrent is a BitTorrent client. A ‘client’ in this case is a computer program that follows the rules of a protocol. For example, HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the protocol used to download web pages and other content – like this page – and your HTTP client (or browser) is the program you use to get those web pages. Some popular browsers include Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.

Just as there are multiple web browsers, there are multiple BitTorrent clients, and µTorrent is one such BT client.

If you happen to be a uTorrent user, you can now download the uTorrent Remote App which will allow you keep an eye on your downloads while on the go. Key features include:

  • Check the status of a download directly from your Android smartphone
  • Add, pause or remove µTorrent downloads on your computer.
  • µTorrent remote registers as a .torrent handler so you can browse and add torrents just as if you were on your PC at home.
  • Start, pause or remove µTorrent downloads in progress on your computer.
  • Update and add torrents from RSS subscriptions.
  • Transfer, save and play any completed file from your PC right to your device.

BitTorrent says a full-featured native BitTorrent client for Android is in the works but until then they recommend joining the 1.5 million µTorrent 3.0 alpha testers. Download and information links below.

Download: uTorrent Remote

Source: uTorrent

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