BitTorrent’s Live streaming TV app now available for free on Android
BitTorrent, one of the most popular protocols for transferring large files is now available on Android, delivering cord-cutters with a fast and free P2P live streaming alternative to traditional paid cable TV services.
It may be recalled that BitTorrent was initially released last year for Apple devices (including Macs) and was subsequently released on iTunes. The good new for Android users is that now on, it will be available on their devices as well. Henceforth, users will be able to live stream free of cost, any music and other live events including entertainment, cultural programs, sports ceremonies and streaming videos that needs to be live.
Essentially, BitTorrent uses a proprietary p2p live streaming protocol to avoid the latency of Live Streaming via HTTP. When the platform was launched six months ago, it was believed that paid programming would arrive in the future, but many prominent channels are now available for free although some content has still to be paid for and in some cases, might arrive later.
There is no doubt that some channel selections are limited but nevertheless, it boasts of leading names that include the likes of QVC, France 24, NASA TV, Newsmax TV, Heroes TV, Fast&Fun, OANN, Filmbox Arthouse, Fightbox, Clubbing TV, One World Sports, OpenNews TV, TwiT, NUsic TV. As if this wasn’t adequate, the company has been adding new channels almost daily and even the app is available for free on Play Store.
If for some reason the app is not available in your country, you can grab the file from APK Mirror and install it manually.