Say Hi to the Brand New BitTorrent Surf
Article by George Norman
On 14 Jan 2013
The new web client that the BitTorrent team has been working on for the past six months, BitTorrent Surf, has been rolled out the public. Get it and use it to discover and download torrents directly in your Chrome browser.

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Earlier this month, BitTorrent was glad to announce that the new generation of content discovery is now built into your browser. And to be more precise, BitTorrent announced the release of BitTorrent Surf, a new Google Chrome extension that lets you discover and download torrents directly in your browser. For the past six months BitTorrent has been working on this web client; it is now up to you to get to work. An invitation to test out the new release was issued by the BitTorrent team to all interested parties.

“Surf’s still in its early stages,” announced the BitTorrent Team. “Your feedback and input will help us build something sick. So, get your feet wet. Try it out. Put it to work. And let us know what you think.”

BitTorrent Surf (currently an Alpha) is available for download for free from the Chrome Web Store here.

Before you go get BitTorrent Surf, here are a few words about the functionality it has to offer:
  • Search Functionality – automatically detects search sites, finds torrents across multiple search sites, lets you create a custom search engine that combines your favorite sites.
  • Download Functionality – the health of the torrent file is measured and displayed, you can download and manage files directly from the browser.
  • Play Functionality – enjoy internet content by simply pushing play.

If you want to test BitTorrent Surf on your Windows 8-powered machine and it seems that the operating system won’t let you get Surf up and running, instructions on how to do so are available here. The reason why you may encounter problems is because Windows 8 restricts NPA APIs from being installed.




Tags: BitTorrent, BitTorrent Surf, Alpha, Google, Chrome, Extension, Chrome Web Store, torrent
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