Can you guess who just got impressed with the latest feat of BitTorrent?
BitTorrent was initially launched in 2002 and became a popular service by connecting millions of users to large capacity files and data for their entertainment purposes. Now, despite the fact that BitTorrent is still a popular service to use amongst millions of users who have developed a lot of patience to download large capacity files from the internet, most of these clients have become lackluster thanks to the slew of video streaming services that are available throughout the globe today.
So how exactly was BitTorrent able to impress a large company such as Netflix? Thanks to a smooth and instant streaming in the browser powered by BitTorrent’s core technology known as WebTorrent. The project was completed thanks to a wunderkind known as Feross Aboukhadijeh. Seeing as how mostly everything is being done through the World Wide Web, he decided that even BitTorrent should find a place amongst it.
“Imagine a video site like YouTube, where visitors help to host the site’s content. The more people that use a WebTorrent-powered website, the faster and more resilient it becomes.”
How does this application work exactly?
WebTorrent is a BitTorrent client for the web. Instead of using a separate application, it will allow millions of users to share their files directly from their web browser, and that too without going through the hassle of installing any other software, application or even an extension. With this latest venture, several new doors have been opened for BitTorrent to virtually any website that deals with a lot of data. Currently, the compatible browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but we are certainly confident that support for Microsoft Edge and Opera is going to be rolled out very soon.
While most streaming services might have not appreciated the individual’s efforts, Netflix was of the completely opposite impression and had contacted Feross to discuss his technology so that they may use to it to stream their videos. Feross also possessed a similar belief because he thinks that services such as Netflix could benefit greatly from WebTorrent.
While WebTorrent possesses a lot of potential, Feross will have to stay committed to his venture if he wants it to succeed in the distant future because you can be sure that several video streaming services (exclusing Netflix) are going to rise up against this.