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Opera integrates BitTorrent Inc. into upcoming browser

February 6, 2006

Opera has teamed up with BitTorrent Inc. to include the BitTorrent protocol in the upcoming version of the Opera Web browser.

BitTorrent’s technology will be made available to users of the Opera browser in two ways: first, users can search for torrent files in the Opera browser’s integrated search field (the search will be done by BitTorrent.com’s engine), and second, when a torrent file has been selected, Opera’s Transfer Manager feature will handle the download.

Opera was the first mass-market browser to implement BitTorrent technology. In July of 2005, Opera released a preview version of its browser containing BitTorrent support, as first reported by Opera Watch.

Opera decided to add BitTorrent support during the release of Opera 8 last year. The massive response, with more than 100 downloads per second, dealt a technical knockout to Opera’s servers.

With the BitTorrent addition to the Opera browser, it is still has the smallest download file size of all other major browsers. The BitTorrent support has only added another 24KB to the file size.

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  1. February 6, 2006 at 11:00 am

    Why haven’t you mentioned that O9 TP2 will be released tomorrow?

  2. February 6, 2006 at 12:29 pm

    Awesome! I have been waiting in anticipation for this to land in a newer build

  3. February 6, 2006 at 3:22 pm

    Am I crazy in thinking that the torrent feature was removed for the current (8.51) version?

  4. February 6, 2006 at 3:26 pm


    BitTorrent support was first added in a technical preview version of Opera 8.02, it was never included in a final version.

  5. Anonymous
    February 6, 2006 at 5:39 pm

    Let’s all sing along with the Gilbert and Sullivan “Opera”:

    “Pour, oh, pour the pirate sherry,
    Fill, O fill the pirate glass!
    And, to make us more than merry,
    Let the pirate bumper pass!”

    Time to go out pie-rating movies with me trusty Opera!

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