Beta Launch: BitTorrent Surf Released to the Public
Article by George Norman
On 16 Apr 2013
Chrome and Firefox users can now get a Beta version of BitTorrent Surf, a handy tool that can used to discover and download torrents directly in the browser.

People keeping track of these things will remember that BitTorrent Surf was released as an Alpha product back in January. After laboring on it for six months, the BitTorrent development team unveiled Surf at the start of the year – at that time the content discovery tool was available for Google Chrome alone. Things have changed since then! Surf graduated from Alpha to Beta, and a Firefox version was added to the existing Chrome edition.


On Monday, April 15th, the BitTorrent team was glad to announce the Beta release of its BitTorrent Surf content discovery tool.
“Today, we’re ready to catch bigger waves. Yep. Puns. We went there. With big thanks and props to our Alpha users, we’re ready to release the Beta version of BitTorrent Surf,” announced the BitTorrent Team. “Let us know how BitTorrent Surf works for you, and hit us up with feedback, ideas, or suggestions.”

If you feel like putting the Beta release to the test, if you understand the risks associated with Beta testing products, then go ahead and get BitTorrent Surf Beta for Google Chrome and for Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Before you go get BitTorrent Surf, a few words about its functionality. The simple explanation is that this content discovery tool turns your browser into a torrent client – discovering and downloading torrents can be done right from the browser.

BitTorrent Surf Main and New Features
  • Search – automatically detects search sites, finds torrents across multiple search sites, lets you create a custom search engine that combines your favorite sites.
  • Download – the health of the torrent file is measured and displayed, you can download and manage files directly from the browser.
  • Play – enjoy internet content by simply pushing play.
  • A recommendation engine has been added. It will serve up relevant content suggestions.
  • Some usability features have been added: a status window for easy download progress monitoring.

Tags: BitTorrent, BitTorrent Surf, Beta, Google, Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox, browser, torrent, content discovery
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