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Torrent Player: Download, Watch Movies from Torrents on iPhone, iPad

Torrent Player: Download, Watch Movies from Torrents on iPhone, iPad

Use BitTorrent to download movies directly to your iPhone or iPad, and watch them before they’re finished downloading.

Torrent Player for jailbroken iPhones and iPads (easy-to-follow guide here) is a must-have app for any regular BitTorrent user looking to watch content on their mobile iOS device. The free torrent video player allows you to watch videos without having to wait until they’re finished downloading!

Apple has approved several BitTorrent apps for its app store, Conttrol being among them, but none allow for direct downloads to your iPhone or iPad. They are merely remote clients for controlling desktop BitTorrent applications.

Torrent Player is different because it allows you to download video content directly to your mobile device. Apple would never approve this app because of obvious copyright infringement concerns, and so that’s why it’s only available in the Cydia app store (only available on jailbroken devices).

Features include:

  • Allows watch movies from torrent directly
  • Support embeded filetypes (mp4, mov, 3gp, mpv)
  • Support seeking in movie while downloading
  • Support encryption connection
  • Support AirPlay!
  • Completely Free!!!

So how do you install it? It’s easy.

1. With your jailbroken iPhone or iPad (easy-to-follow guide here) open the Cydia app store and search for “Torrent Player.”

2. Tap “Install” and “Confirm” buttons at top-right corner.

3. Return to Cydia after install.

4. Close Cydia and open Torrent Player on your home screen.

Using Torrent Player is fairly straightforward. You have have several trackers to choose from – The Pirate Bay, Clearbits.net, Google, and Demonoid – but sadly Demonoid was shutdown by Ukrainian authorities early last month. Just search for what you want and tap on the tracker link. Torrent Player does the rest.

If you can’t find what you want on these three BitTorrent sites you can also add trackers by URL so even without the beloved Demonoid you should have no trouble finding something to watch.

Last week BitTorrent Inc. released a uTorrent for Android beta version, but being that there’s no word about when we can expect a version for iOS devices apps like Torrent Player will have to do for now.

And though currently only available in the Cydia store the developers behind Torrent Player do claim that an “Android version will be finished as soon as possible. ”

Stay tuned.

[email protected] | @jaredmoya

Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus


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