BitTorrent Launches Free TV Streaming App on Android


BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer download system, has launched its free and legal streaming service app on Android.

The new app, called BitTorrent Live, offers a wide array of programs ranging from sports to news, sports, tech, music, and youth culture. The app is also available on Apple iOS, Apple TV, and FireTV.

BitTorrent Live features shows dedicated to wealth, extreme sports, and electronic dance music. The service utilizes BitTorrent’s patented peer-to-peer live streaming protocol to eliminate latency issues.

You will need a free login to access BitTorrent Live.

“BitTorrent Live allows for large audiences to view live video with sub 10-second latency and without the need for an expensive CDN or pre-provisioning. With BitTorrent Live, every viewer is also a broadcaster. This allows the video stream to remain strong and for the broadcast to be as scalable as traditional Over-the-Air TV,” the company said in a blog post.

BitTorrent Live is currently available for free, but the company is considering “subscription-based, ad-supported, and pay-per-view premium tiers” for the future.

Source: PC World