Downloading torrents on a Chromebook? YES

Google’s Chrome OS is not known for having extensive app support. However, somewhat surprisingly, there is a way to download legitimate torrents on your Chromebook by using a packaged app called jstorrent. I intend to writeup a full review of the jstorrent but for now here are some relevant links to get you started:

Google Groups

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uTorrent for Chromebook | About Chromebook

uTorrent for Chromebook | About Chromebookhttp://aboutchromebook.com/utorrent-for-chromebook/jstorrent is a Chrome packaged app for downloading torrents. Although not completely stable, it does appear to be functional, and (as of writing) the only app based solution for downloading…
Chrome OS Fan: Using BitTorrent on Your Chromebook

Chrome OS Fan: Using BitTorrent on Your Chromebookhttp://www.chromeosfan.com/2013/01/using-bittorrent-on-your-chromebook.html
How to download torrents on your Chromebook - Pocketables

How to download torrents on your Chromebook – Pocketableshttp://www.pocketables.com/2013/01/how-to-download-torrents-on-your-chromebook.htmlSlowly but surely, Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are becoming anything but “glorified web browsers,” as opponents to Chrome OS like to say. More and more web apps are being developed that mimic or replicate traditional desktop functionality, and now the act of downloading torrents can be added to a growing list of tasks that Chrome OS devices are able to handle with ease.

 

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