New µTorrent 3.0 Beta – Streaming, Sending, Remote Access and More

We are excited to announce that the first beta build of µTorrent 3.0 is here (download). It’s packed with new features and updates with a focus on convenience and a better, more streamlined user experience. Highlights include:

Streaming
Now watch videos much sooner with our new streaming feature. By using progressive/sequential download techniques, start watching before your download completes, or simply preview content before committing to a full download.

Ratings
The new rating and comment feature also helps you to assess torrent files with immediate feedback from other users who have previously downloaded the same torrent. 

Sending
Easily send large files – for example home movies, large videos taken with your cell, and photos – to your friends directly from µTorrent. Select any file on your computer, drag it into the µTorrent “Drag files to send” box and µTorrent will create a Web link. Enter a friend’s email address or post the link to social media. Recipients can easily download the torrent, or if they don’t have µTorrent, download an app bundled with the file. Simple!

µTorrent Remote
Access your µTorrent client through a Web-based user interface from another computer or mobile device. Start, stop and monitor torrents in addition to adding new torrents. µTorrent Remote is also available in our new Android app. Check it out here.

New Simplified View 
At any time, you may now minimize parts of the µT interface for a simplified view of the client. Not only does this assist new users by focusing attention on the most important client features, but it also allows anyone to cut out distractions to focus on the business of finding, getting and playing content. 

Portable Mode 

Now, run your µTorrent client directly from a USB key, and take it with you wherever you go.

Additional Apps Available
New apps are always being added to your Apps Studio. Apps include our Spotlight artist, content catalogues like Khan Academy and TEDtalks, plus  feature apps that add great new functionality to your µTorrent client. As always, µTorrent apps allow you to choose only the features you want, giving you control over your client size and experience.

Other Improvements
µTorrent 3.0 also has many updates and improvements for increased performance and stability. It has improved Web seeding that speeds up the process of finding the original source of a single-source file and takes out the uncertainty of whether or not you can find and download the file.

Thank you in advance for downloading the µTorrent 3.0 beta. Your feedback.will be invaluable in advance of the full release. Better still, stop by the IdeaBank to contribute or vote on your favorite feature ideas. And many thanks to all the testers who downloaded the alpha version and shared your feedback. It’s really appreciated.

Enjoy!

Jordy Berson – Director of Product Management, µTorrent

28 Comments

  1. kim
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 11:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    I wish I had a PC now and not a MAC. Oh well… I guess these features will come to those who waits..

    • Jakob Norsk
      Posted May 16, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink | Reply

      me 2. is there any eta on the mac app ?

  2. Posted April 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Portable Mode! Finally! 🙂

  3. Daniel
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I do not like th buttons in utorrent. They’re ugly. Where can I download skins for this version

  4. Posted April 20, 2011 at 2:34 am | Permalink | Reply

    You’ve just awesome MORE awesome!

  5. stanislav
    Posted April 20, 2011 at 11:40 am | Permalink | Reply

    nice job! but 3beta is unstable :(. it often crash and I cant manage applications(vlc player) – crash utorrent immediately

  6. Posted April 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    No way…another update and still nothing for gnu/linux users…

  7. Braiam
    Posted April 20, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I only wonder why DNA feature isn’t included in any easy-to-find change log?

  8. Joe Frank
    Posted April 21, 2011 at 2:41 am | Permalink | Reply

    In the new 3.0 beta, it is no longer possible to column sort the percent complete column (Status)… 😦 in the previous versions it was possible to have either ascending or descending values (percentages) for this column

  9. Posted April 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    How installing New Torrent 3.0?

  10. Posted April 25, 2011 at 12:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    WoW
    how long does it take release final version ?

  11. zakir
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 11:10 am | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome…..
    Works fine..
    Streaming is very good feature.
    very stable. Thanks for great upgrade.

  12. JetiWarez
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 11:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    Missing features: Upload speed, Uploaded, Rate, Seeds, Peers, Available.

    It’s so the essence. Woesome.

  13. anwar
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 12:44 am | Permalink | Reply

    good

  14. Posted May 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is fantastic, I have been using this for a couple of weeks now and it works great. I’m glad I updated my computer so I could game on it cause this works so much smoother.

  15. poor poor me
    Posted May 5, 2011 at 2:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    yep, exactly why I went with utorrent in the first place.

    because I wanted more bloat.

  16. dennis
    Posted May 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This release seems to fix my 2.1/2.2 problem with a very slow startup on a (very old) 512M/DDR XP PC where it would overload the CPU/DISK for about 1 minute whenever starting a new download.

  17. Keith
    Posted June 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Love uTorrent 3. Haven’t tested the 64bit client as I have serious seeding & downloading to do. I find there are few to none when it comes to errors except for currently.

    I just downloaded utorrent – 3.0.0.25345. I had to do this manually as the download the site gave me days ago was not .25345. This makes no sense since this beta was out when I was fed a earlier version.

    What upsets is that the version I received was actually one of the first with a serious bug. It was hogging all amounts of resource and visible anywhere in the system. Cursor, video, anything & everything.

    Obviously whatever the bug, it’s since been squashed, but when notification of an update was needed the most, the system failed. If I didn’t know & have whatever experience I do, the pc could have, should have crashed, causing messes that come from these incidents.

    Mind you I’m not complaining about the prior bugged beta, we know the possible dangers (or should), I am complaining & whining about the lack of notification… A buggy version happened, it was fixed and we were none the wiser.

    Could it be that it’s bugs prevented the usual pause for an upgrade notification? Whatever it was I hope you know where the problem was.

    I really like uTorrent & more each day, some of the new ideas being outstanding. Please keep it that way.

    hkb

  18. Amy
    Posted June 13, 2011 at 7:17 am | Permalink | Reply

    Is there any interest in a bill-to-phone option for charging your customers?

  19. Pipples
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 12:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    Classic case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

  20. melodycrafter
    Posted August 8, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    there is no logging tab, so how can i verify the ipfilter.dat entries have been loaded??????????

  21. Howie Needleman
    Posted September 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I recently installed utorrent 3.0 and decided to uninstall it immediately. My operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium and my Internet Explorer version is 9.

    After uninstalling utorrent 3.0, I can no longer watch any videos. When I click on any video, I get the error message that I must install the latest version of Flash Player which I have several times: Version 10.3.183.7. I have even turned off my virus protector during the installation and have enabled active x scripting in my browser. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the lates version of JAVA: JAVA 6 Update 27 (build 1.6.0_27-b07).

    I am at a complete loss to know where to procede next!

  22. Posted September 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It works perfectly!!!

  23. Ирина
    Posted November 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Привет!

    У меня вопрос: я закачала обновления torrent, и у меня происходит следующие действия, то что у меня было скачено в старом torrent, теперь заново стало закачиваться. Как бы перезагружаться? что делать? или это нормальная ситуация?

  24. Shohag Khan
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    fh

  25. Posted January 17, 2012 at 12:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    kako da skinem
    utorrent

  26. fhartplan
    Posted January 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    next time your hair catches on fire from the enemy, please don’t run home and lead them to your village. ; )

  27. kostas
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 5:14 am | Permalink | Reply

    μtorrent 3.12 sucks,please do something!

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