(AllHipHop News) Over the last year BitTorrent has been at the forefront of fostering innovative ways for artists to share their music and interact with fans.
The company partnered with Curren$y’s Jet Life label to release four mixtape bundles and Public Enemy to host a remix contest. Madonna, Moby, Linkin Park, and many other musicians have teamed with BitTorrent as well.
BitTorrent and µTorrent users will now be able to download bundles via brand new Android V2 mobile and desktop applications. The apps will make it easier to track download progress and access real-time download data.
“Fast, light, and powerful: that’s the core of BitTorrent technology. And that’s how we approached our Android app updates,” states BitTorrent Senior Product Manager Pramod Sokke. “We’ve refreshed the UI, and we’ve improved performance. For us, this is about building the best possible utility for our users.”
Since the launch of the platform in 2013, more than 60 million bundles have been downloaded, more than 8,000 publishers have signed up, and the BitTorrent library now contains over 2 million licensed, legal titles. It also provides artists, particularly mixtape creators, direct-to-fan exposure to 170 million monthly users.
“For mobile users, we added simple, at-a-glance progress indicators, one-click access to download details, and file management features. For desktop users, we’re providing licensed content from partners like Moby and Madonna — from the get-go,” adds Annabell Satterfield, Senior Product Marketing Manager. “These new updates will let us optimize the client experience for our desktop users as quickly as we do for mobile users, and with fewer interruptions.”
To download the new BitTorrent app visit Google play.