WPTorrent app for Windows 10 gets UWP version and a new name

jayar.decenella@gmail.com' By: Jay Decenella
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Although it’s one of the main tools for downloading pirated content, thus posing a threat to the business of legit content providers like Spotify, Netflix, Pandora, and even Microsoft, wpTorrent keeps getting updates on the Windows Store.

The WPTorrent app is a native bit torrent downloader for Windows 10, and it’s getting a new name: wTorrent. The rebranding follows a recent update to the app that also upgraded wTorrent to the Universal Windows Platform format.

wTorrent runs on both the Windows 10 PCs and Windows 10 Mobile devices. It also includes support for background downloads and uploads, download and upload rate options, and built-in video playback.

On its Windows Store listing, the app’s features include:

  • Rich torrent features. Including magnet link support, setting file priorities, download/upload rate limit, incoming listen port, etc.
  • Video playback integrated. Let you to watch downloaded videos while downloading is in progress.
  • Power saving options. You may choose to stop downloading when battery is low, when downloads complete, or when WIFI is not available.

The UWP app is now available to download from the Windows Store.

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