For all you people who download stuff from the Internet using torrents, BitTorrent just made the entire procedure a little easier. Instead of looking for a torrent on various websites, saving the file and then downloading it using a desktop client, BitTorrent now lets people use their own browsers as a downloading client, thanks to the BitTorrent Surf plug-in. Also Read - Chrome Beta 89 released: Revamped Discover feed, web sharing on the desktop, and more
BitTorrent Surf, which was first released a couple of months back in the Alpha stage, has now hit Beta and is currently available on Chrome and Firefox, with an extension for Microsoft’s IE expected to follow. The Beta version also introduces certain new features like a new discovery and recommendation engine and a status window to monitor downloads among others. BitTorrent describes its recommendation engine as a way to push certain content to the top on a search request and is something that points at the company trying to monetizing its content.
BitTorrent Surf then is a way to make life easier for the sharing network’s 170 million monthly active users to look for and discover content from among the 85 petabytes of music, videos and books available. You can download BitTorrent Surf for free from Chrome’s WebStore and Firefox Add-on page.