uTorrent setup for Windows RT?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Hammerhans, May 9, 2013.

  1. Hammerhans

    Hammerhans MDL Novice

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    Hey guys. I just got myself a Microsoft Surface RT. Its great for a lots of things, inclusing watching movies. Now what I would really like is being able to download on it aswell. I fiund a uTorrent client on the Windows store, but I am not so keen on setting up network related stuff, so im a little out of luck.

    If I for example press a magnet link, the app starts, but it asks me to add a server (name, ip and port) im not sure what I should type there.

    Does anyone here know? Or has anyone here got it to work?

    Thanks.
     
  2. soulburner

    soulburner MDL Novice

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    Unfortunately, the uTorrent app in Windows Store is not a full uTorrent client - it's just an interface for WebUI, which means you connect to another PC and control the downloads/uploads remotely (useful when using a NAS, for example).
    I would also like to know if there's a fully functional torrent client available for RT.
     
  3. JohnDoe_911

    JohnDoe_911 MDL Novice

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    There are few apps in Windows Store already, you can try Torrent RT it is the most stable so far.
     
  4. Rayn19

    Rayn19 MDL Novice

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    You can try Torrex, apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/ad0ca65f-400d-4ab9-9d3d-4afb7331619d
     
  5. Misaki2010

    Misaki2010 MDL Addicted

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    Torrex, recommended by Rayn19 is pretty great, I've been using it since 8.1 Preview got released :) it would be nice if the app would work when it's in the app bar but it suspends itself it it's not in the foreground :(
     
  6. jhoff80

    jhoff80 MDL Junior Member

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    #7 jhoff80, Sep 6, 2013
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    Torrex is definitely great, but something to keep in mind is you probably can't use it (or Torrent RT) on any private trackers- most have a whitelist of clients they allow, which neither of these are likely to be on.

    Still, thanks for the comment about the Torrex upgrade being temporarily free.

    Also, I highly recommend their "8zip" app, especially if you can get it for free.
     
  7. algotroll

    algotroll MDL Novice

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    Halite (desktop client) has been ported to Windows RT by xda-developers.com members. Of course, you need a jailbreak/hack to run it.
     
  8. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    Use RT jail-break and recompiled desktop uTorrent for ARM from xda-developers forum... (You have to apply jail-break each time Windows RT starts.)...