Mac users who plan to upgrade to Catalina, the latest version of Mac OS, won’t be able to use the desktop version of uTorrent recently announced by BitTorrent Inc. As per the report, Mac users with uTorrent installed will automatically be upgraded to the web-based client instead.
uTorrent for Windows was first released in September 2005 and three years later, BitTorrent Inc. had released their version for Apple’s Mac OS users. This significant change comes in on the grounds that MacOS 10.15 Catalina will see Apple remove support for 32-bit applications.
In spite of the writing having been on the divider for 32-bit applications for quite a while, BitTorrent Inc appears to have chosen not to put the work in on making a 64-bit Mac client, rather pushing clients towards the web-based option.
“In early September, we will automatically update µTorrent Classic for Mac to our newest torrent downloader and player, µTorrent Web for Mac. This is necessary to ensure that our torrent downloading software continues to work seamlessly with Catalina when millions of users update to the new version,” BitTorrent Inc. mentioned in a report
It’s nothing unexpected that support for 32-bit applications will end on the more current Mac OS. This has been known for some time and, therefore, a 64-bit version of uTorrent was put on the feature request rundown a year ago. Notwithstanding, that request didn’t get an official reaction.
So after 11 long years, Mac OS users will no longer be able to install uTorrent, which we call as “the world’s most popular torrent client” on their Mac computers and will instead have to rely on the program’s web version.
uTorrent Alternative For Mac Users
This would be one of the best alternative for uTorrent which is easy to use, fast and free as well. It is not available for Windows, but it works great for Mac and Linux users.
It was previously know as Azureus, which is a free torrent client packed full of great features including an HD video player, remote administration, built-in browser, and powerful bandwidth control.
It is simple to operate, easy on the eyes and perfectly functional. Also, easy to download single or multiple files, and to choose files from within a single torrent.