In an effort to bring a unified Windows Platform, Xbox One owners soon will find a torrent application in the online store. Torrex Pro from publisher Finebits OÜ is currently available in the Windows Store and can be downloaded for Windows 10. The application is currently being developed for compatibility with the Xbox One and has no current release date.
Torrex Pro, which is built for Windows 10, is currently being used on both PC and the Windows Phone. However, it will be interesting to see what will be available to torrent on to the Xbox One as the system is a closed system and users will be unlikely available to unpack torrent files which is possible on the PC. Additionally, Microsoft will likely have a potential of harming their current media distribution services. The risk of potential malware being loaded onto the system will increase dramatically.
Torrex Pro’s current features include:
- Background downloading
- Streaming: you can immediately start to watch a movie or listen to music without waiting for download completion
- Built-in player: you can watch downloaded media content without switching to another application
- Download any torrent files
- Download magnet links
- Background music playback
- Snapped mode
- Share Contract
It remains to be seen if this was a good idea from Microsoft to allow the service to be introduced to the Xbox One or if this will cause more harm than good. We all will watch patiently to see when this application will be available and the outcome of the new service. Stay tuned in to Don’t Hate the Geek for more news to come on this.