BitTorrent has launched a chrome extension to download torrents directly

BitTorrent has announced Surf, a Google chrome extension allowing the users to find and download the torrents directly in the browser, on Thursday. The company has been working on the extension for the past six months.

An “early Alpha” version of the extension can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store.

BitTorrent Surf (Credit: BitTorrent)

This launch of browser extension is to bring the BitTorrent protocol to the masses. It will enable the users to “advance and simply content discovery and download”.

BitTorrent has listed the following features in the Chrome Web Store;

  • Search: Quickly find torrents across multiple search sites, automatically detect search sites, and add your favorite sites to create a search custom engine.

  • Download: Get media from sites like the Internet Archive directly from your search results in one click, manage downloads and notifications from your browser while you surf, and use file health estimates to help you select the best quality media to download.

  • Play: Just push play.

The search functionality allows the site auto-detection and has custom discovery built-in with the health of the torrent. Users can also make a custom search engine by saving their favorite sites.

The company has also planned to launch the extension for other browsers soon.