Recently the torrenting service, uTorrent decided to monetize its service by launching a number of ad spots on the service.
Some users were not happy about this and have since complained a lot. In response BitTorrent, its parent company have launched an alternative method, now offering users the option to start a paid subscription that will remove the ads from $5 a year.
This now means that there are three subscription tiers for the app, the normal free subscription with ads, this new $5 ad-free subscription and uTorrent Pro, which also removes ads but also provides virus protection and instant streaming from the app for $20 a year.
We know that uTorrent currently has over 150 million users, so if a number of them do go for one of these subscriptions, uTorrent could stand to make a large amount of money however, in my own experience I don’t find the ads on uTorrent that annoying.
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