We have finally got utorrent 3 beta after some time. It was in alpha stages for some time now. The new release shows some promise with lots of new features. The look and feel of the torrent client has also been changed. Some of the new features include easy sharing of files (just drag and drop!), streaming, portable mode, and a brand-new simplified view.
When I first downloaded utorrent 3 beta and tried to open the executable, suprisingly utorrent 2.2.1 opened up and I came to know that you’ll need to close the previous version of utorrent for utorrent 3 beta to work.
utorrent 3 beta adds a cool new feature to find content. Now you can search for torrents through utorrent but the search is actually from Google and does not open in utorrent, opens in the default browser itself. Here are the release highlights of the new release:
- µTorrent Web for zero-conf, secure remote access
- Torrent Ratings
- Drop files to send
- Webseeding fixes
- Portable mode (when run in standalone mode off a removable drive)
- Simplified view
There are two version of utorrent 3 beta, 32-bit and 64-bit. 32-bit is more of a stable build while the 64-bit version is buggy right now so 32-bit edition should be preferred at this time.
Update: uTorrent 3 Final has been released and can be downloaded from below location: