What Is It?
We all like keeping an eye out for good file sharing opportunities, since the internet is becoming more and more regulated against torrent download sites and torrents in general. Video streaming websites have so far eluded the same restrictions (as we discussed in this previous post about the Google pirate algorithm), so in some cases they are preferred by internet users looking to file share. Now, it seems that we found a piece of software that does both: Bitport allows the download of torrents but to a cloud storage unit instead of directly to your computer, and then it allows you to stream the downloaded files directly in your browser. All of this is done with an amazing level of security, and without overcrowding your network and slowing your connection (especially useful if you browse from a shared network).
In short, the Bitport torrent download may just be the revolutionizing software the world of file sharing so badly needed to avoid the hiccups of over-regulation. Bitport allows its users to stream torrents online while surpassing the general risks of downloading those torrents directly into your computer. Your shared network peers won’t be able to have a clue about the fact that you download these files because, first of all, you won’t be technically downloading them so nothing can be traced back to your computer, and second of all, because the software allows you to stream torrents without any impact on your data usage. This means your internet data traffic will not reflect any changes, which is quite amazing, considering that usually video streaming sites still add up to the data usage, even if you’re not really downloading those files permanently.
Bitport BurnWorld Review: Specifications
Type of software: Premium
Compatible operating systems:
That’s the most beautiful thing about this website: since you don’t technically need to install any software into your computer directly, but instead it does the job for you, it doesn’t really come with any requirements from your system. You can use it no matter if you’re a Windows user or a Mac user, as long as you use it through your browser. Note: some browsers may work better than others, and in order to stream torrent Mac users may need to install some other browser (more on than below).
As mentioned above, Bitport doesn’t technically come with system requirements since the files are downloaded by the software and then placed into your cloud account in order to be accessed by you later. You will need a bit of RAM and a functioning browser in order to stream the files afterwards, but the requirements are so small they can be technically considered negligible.
Bitport comes in 4 separate pricing plans: the free trial version (which greatly limits your capacity to stream torrents and is quite unsecure, so not recommended, and the paid-for versions which offer greater security and generous amounts of cloud storage and download speed. The paid versions (premium) are available for $5/month, $10/month or $15/month.
Bitport BurnWorld Review: Features
Torrent Streaming and File Downloading:
Once you create an account (either the basic trial version or one of the recommended premiums), you log in and then do everything from a web console (Bitport.io). From that online command board, you link torrent files (or search for torrents directly from the interface, then the website simply downloads them directly into your cloud storage account. You can queue multiple torrents at a time, or you can upload files for torrenting purposes as well. After your files are finished downloading, you can directly stream torrents online through your browser, or you can download them to your own computer, should you choose to. Premium versions of Bitport come with automatic anti-virus scanning for each file, so there’s no risk for your system if you choose to download the files for later use.
Speed and Convenience:
The trial version of Bitport is limited to a speed of 100 MB per hour, but premium version don’t come with such limitations. You can download torrents to your cloud fast and without overwhelming your computer internet connection or data usage. Later on, you can download the files from the cloud storage to your computer to save them permanently on your disk or you can just stream torrents in your browser. There isn’t a maximum limit to how much you can download in a month, and the software is optimized for use on a mobile platform as well (phone or tablet). You can even stream those files to your TV if you’d rather watch movies in a more traditional format (if you have an iPhone or iPad and AppleTV – in this case the torrent files would be streamed through AirPlay rather than through your browser).
The best thing about the software remains, of course, its level of security, which is the main reason for which most users subscribe to its service in the first place. With this software you can download, use and stream torrents with the full protection of anonymity (no one can see your IP address, not even the peers who are seeding your torrents and so on, because you won’t actually be the one downloading them directly – the web console will do it on your behalf, to your cloud storage account). Not even your ISP (internet service provider) will be able to see what you’re downloading, because premium Bitport accounts also come with a secure SSL channel that shields your activity from everyone.
- The level of security – both from file viruses and from prying eyes. Even if you were to download files which are for the moment considered illegal due to copyright infringement laws (an action which Bitport does not explicitly encourage and neither do we), you still wouldn’t risk anything. This makes the software (and maybe its predecessor, put.io) the only safe options for downloading or watching copyrighted videos which are shared online through torrents. Basically, the company takes all the risk onto itself, leaving none for its users. The developers also stated that if they would be required to take down copyrighted material, they would of course comply with the request. This hasn’t happened so far, however, because none of the files are publicly available so no one can see exactly what is shared in users’ private cloud accounts.
- The low price plans: for only a few dollars a month you get great cloud storage and download speed, not to mention the increased levels of security.
- The security of payments: you can use Bitcoin or PayPal for your subscription to a premium account, which means greater protection for you (since you don’t have to actually share any sensitive naked credit card data).
- The convenience of instant streaming: just open your browser (say you use Google Chrome), open the bitport.io console and choose what torrent file you’d like to play, then simply stream video to Chromecast. Easy as pie. The same process and ease apply to other browsers or operating platforms as well.
- The only con to Bitport which we are able to see so far is that it isn’t completely free of charge. One could also argue that the storage limits of its predecessor (and only other existing competitor), put.io, are more generous for the same money, but we still trust the security protections of io better.
To wrap it up, Bitport may just be the best option currently available for a fast and secure collection of file downloads, keeping your data safe, well-organized, and allowing you to circumvent the current restrictions on streaming torrents when they enable access to copyrighted material. That being said, we don’t encourage you to engage in any illegal activity, and urge to use the software anonymity responsibly. Happy file sharing!