WebTorrent Desktop may interest a lot of people and for good reason because this free tool will allow you to stream any torrent on your PC. And be careful, because it is not limited to films or series. No, it actually works with music and digital books too. The best part about it is that it is available on Windows, OS X and Linux at the same time.
The tool in question comes in the form of a simple application to install on your machine. After launching it, you will find yourself in front of a gray window… and empty.
There, all you have to do is drag a torrent file or a magnet link on it to start downloading the associated content.
WebTorrent Desktop is compatible with AirPlay, Chromecast and DLNA
Unlike traditional torrent clients, you won't have to wait until the download is complete to enjoy your media. You just have to click on it to launch it and start reading it.
WebTorrent Desktop is only available in beta at the moment but it works great and it will have no trouble playing your movies and episodes of your favorite series. The same goes for the audio tracks.
Better, the onboard player is also compatible with AirPlay, Chromecast and DLNA. Just press a button to send the media to the television or any other compatible device. Simple, efficient and fast.
But this tool is not only distributed in the form of a client. In fact, it is also possible to integrate it into any web service, through a specific library. This page explains how to integrate the solution into a site and the complete documentation can be found at this address .
Last but not least, the project is completely open source and WebTorrent Desktop does not include any advertising. If you want to poke your nose into its source code, it's absolutely possible and you just have to go to this GitHub to explore its files.
In a way, this tool arises a bit like an alternative to Torrent Time. It remains to be seen how the beneficiaries will react.