uTorrent is the most popular BitTorrent software with over 125 million users worldwide. It is small size, free, and (was) ads free. There’s paid version of uTorrent called uTorrent Plus ($25) with extra features.
On August 9th, BitTorrent Inc, uTorrent’s parent company, announced that future version will have “sponspored torrents”.
This new build will display a featured torrent at the top of your torrent list. This featured torrent space will be used to offer a variety of different types of content. We are working towards bringing you offers that are relevant to you.
Many uTorrent users were unhappy and gave negative feedback.
uTorrent used to be a excellent lightweight client with some great features, now its just a bloated and buggy piece of crap which is now going to be bundled with adware. — TheSPAWN
Well it was a good run utorrent! You were great until a short time ago. Now you are just turning into a bloated mess like all the others. Who ever the genius was to think including ads in your pretty gui would be a good idea should be gently hung with barbed wire. — r00t4rd3d
Based on the negative feedback, BitTorrent rethink and responsed that the forced ads will be optional.
Given your feedback, we’ve decided to go ahead with this in the upcoming version. Each of you will have the opportunity to see and experience offers for yourselves. If you don’t like what you
see, simply opt out entirely.
Now everyone is happy. You can still have ads free uTorrent.
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