Users now able to control their BitTorrent downloads from any PC or iPhone via their web browser.
This past January BitTorrent Inc. launched Project Falcon, a new version of µTorrent that offers on-demand streaming and µTorrent Web, a secure web access feature that allows remote control of your downloads. Now, in an effort to make it “products more accessible,” it’s introducing µTorrent Web for the iPhone.
“In our ever-connected world, users want the ability to control their torrents on the go anytime, anywhere. So, in a continued effort to make our products more accessible we are introducing µTorrent Web for iPhone,” says Simon Morris, BitTorrent’s VP of Product Management. “While µTorrent Web is currently only available as part of our experimental Project Falcon software, we continue to fill out the feature set prior to a large-scale rollout. With today’s introduction, users can now control their torrents from any computer or iPhone via their web browser.”
To get started users will first need to install the program and enable µTorrent Web remote access. After this, simply connect to http://web.µTorrent.com and follow the prompts to enter your chosen username and password.
“In essence, µTorrent Web for iPhone is a mobile website that allows users to remotely access and control the µTorrent client that is installed on their computer,” adds Morris. “Before users can employ it on their iPhones they will need to make sure that they have the latest µTorrent client from Project Falcon installed on their computers, which can be found here. (The site also provides detailed instructions about how to download the client and setup remote access.)”
The new feature marks another important step forward for µTorrent as it tries to make the BitTorrent application more useful, allowing users to control their downloads anytime, anywhere.