Bittorrent App: Review
Torrents are an easy and simple way to download different types of files from the internet at a very good speed as compared to the traditional way of downloading. In order to do so, you need a “.torrent” file which can be downloaded via plenty of websites online. Once you have that, you need a torrent downloader client which can access the data using the torrent file. Traditionally, you could download torrents only from your computers. But, with smartphones today as capable as computers, you can now download all the torrent files directly from your phone. Among plenty of clients available in the market, let us review Bittorrent application for Android phones.
The application is available for free on the Play Store and is very well supported on tablets as well. You can search for torrent files you want to download using the search option on the home screen. Once you enter the name of the file you want to download, you are re-directed to the browser, a list of google search results containing that torrent file. Some of the other clients have built-in capabilities to display search results and get the torrent file. But, Bittorrent leverages your smartphone’s browser to do the job. You should select the torrents which are verified and have a higher number of upvotes in order to avoid fake torrents. If you are planning to download video files, make sure to check the quality of the file by having a look at the screenshots if they are posted on the website.
Downloading the torrent file does not take much time as the file is barely in KBs. Once you have the file, you can download the contents of the file using Bittorrent directly on your phone. The applications gives you an option to change the download directory as well. This way, you can keep all your downloaded files segregated in different folders. Once you select the directory, you can also select which files you want to download from the list of files associated with the torrent. This is particularly helpful when you want to download only selected songs from a long list of songs available.
What differentiates Bittorrent app from other clients in the market is its ability to play video and audio in the app itself. You do not need any other app in order to play the downloaded media content. The audio and video capabilities are basic and gets the job done. The app contains ads and you can buy a pro version if you do not wish to see those. Also, you can time the app to shut down automatically in the pro version which can stop the seeding of torrents. The settings menu can enable you to download torrents only when Wi-Fi is connected. This helps you save your mobile data. Overall, the app is simple to use and easy to operate. Do try us out and let us know how you find it in the comments section below.
Picture courtesy – play.google.com
by techtalks @TechTalks August 19, 2016 5:20 AM UTC