uTorrent Web Browser: Here's Everything You Need to Know

Enjoy the best torrent experience using uTorrent Web

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Key notes

  • uTorrent Web offers a more user-friendly user interface than its desktop counterpart. 
  • Even though it is often confused for a web browser, it acts more as a plugin compatible with most modern browsers. 
  • A VPN is recommended when searching for torrents since torrents are a common source of data breaches. 

uTorrent is one of the most popular torrent clients in the world, but did you know that you can use uTorrent in your web browser?

You may download torrents from the internet using uTorrent Web, a torrent client that runs on your browser. Compared to other well-known torrenting clients now available on the market, the uTorrent improved experience is unique.

The web version of the torrent reveals features that are useful to intermediate and advanced users.

That’s right, and in today’s article, we’ll show you how to use uTorrent properly from your web browser.

Is uTorrent a web browser?

uTorrent Web is not a browser, but we understand why many people may mistake it for one. It integrates with most browsers (Opera One, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and acts like your typical Chrome extension will work, for instance.

It is triggered automatically by your browser when you need to download or play torrents found on the internet.

However, that is as far as it goes; you do not use it to surf the web as you would a browser, or open your emails, etc.

Although uTorrent Web should work with any web browser, for best performance, we recommend using Opera One.

Being lightweight, it’s perfect for any resource-intensive tasks such as streaming. Speaking of steaming, it has a pop-out video player, so you can watch videos while working on other tasks.

Regarding your privacy, Opera One has a built-in VPN. Do note that it is free, and it offers unlimited bandwidth.

An ad blocker is also available, so you won’t have to deal with ads anymore. Additionally, tracking protection is available, and it helps to speed up webpage loading times.

As for availability, Opera One is available on all desktop and mobile platforms, and with its low resource usage and focus on privacy, it’s a perfect browser for using uTorrent Web.

Opera One

Eager to start using uTorrent? It fully integrates with Opera One, so don’t hesitate to download this browser!

How do I open uTorrent in browser?

1. Using the web app

  1. Visit the uTorrent website.
  2. Click on the Free Download button.
    utorrent browser
  3. Once the setup file is downloaded, run it, and install the uTorrent browser.
  4. Now start the uTorrent Web.
  5. Search for a torrent using the Search for torrent search field.
    utorrent web search utorrent browser
  6. Once you find it, it should be handled automatically by the uTorrent web.

2. Using the uTorrent browser extension

  1. Navigate to the extension page (we used Chrome in this case).
  2. Click on Add to Chrome.
  3. Click the Add extension button.
    utorrent browser
  4. Search for a torrent, right-click on it and click Add torrent.

What is better uTorrent or uTorrent Web?

With uTorrent Web, all downloading takes place in your browser, which is the primary distinction between it and the regular uTorrent. 

Both the web and desktop versions can play video or audio files before fully downloading; however, unlike uTorrent, the media playback also takes place within the browser.

In comparison to the desktop-based software, uTorrent Web offers several benefits, such as a more straightforward user interface, more accessible customization choices, rapid video playing, and an experience that is more closely connected with your online activities.

Using uTorrent in your browser is incredibly simple, and you can enjoy some of your best movies and music after downloading the torrents with this tool.

Note that torrents may be risky, so we encourage using a good VPN to keep yourself secure and safe online.

What is your torrent client of choice? Let us know in the comments below.

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