uTorrent provides advert-free choice for $5 a yr
uTorrent just lately opted to monetize with advertisements, nevertheless it seems that pirates hate these as a lot as paying for content material. Now, mum or dad BitTorrent is making an attempt one thing else — providing a subscription to get rid of advertisements for $5 per yr. That will not appear to be a lot, however uTorrent has over one hundred fifty million customers, so even when a small chunk of them opted to pay, it might generate tens of millions in money. (To be truthful, torrents can be utilized for authorized functions, like streaming US election protection.)
There at the moment are three tiers: a free app with advertisements, the brand new $5 advert-free model and uTorrent Professional, which additionally provides you virus safety, help and prompt streaming for $20 per yr. It is usually attainable to disable advertisements within the free model, although we’re unsure if uTorrent has closed that loophole with the brand new paid model. Final yr, uTorrent tried to exploit its large consumer base by forcing them to mine bitcoins, however it shortly discontinued the follow and apologized to customers.