When comparing BitTorrent Surf vs WebTorrent Desktop, the Slant community recommends WebTorrent Desktop for most people. In the question“What are the best Torrent clients?” WebTorrent Desktop is ranked 7th while BitTorrent Surf is ranked 19th. The most important reason people chose WebTorrent Desktop is:
The developers have their files stored on [GitHub](https://github.com/feross/webtorrent-desktop).
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Built-in custom search
Built-in search engines allow finding torrents to download right from withing the torrent client. BitTorrent Surf can be customized to include multiple custom search engines.
Pro Open Source
The developers have their files stored on GitHub.
Pro Streaming supported
Before the torrent is complete, you can stream the video and audio. It even supports seeking - it prioritizes the current location instead of always going in sequential order.
You can also stream to Chromecast, DLNA, and AirPlay.
Pro Beautiful interface
Pro Support webrtc peers
It supports webrtc peers which increases the swarm to allow for websites to stream.
Con Slow development
BitTorrent Surf has been in beta since it was announced in 2013. No changes to the add-on have been made since.
Includes "BitTorrent Bundle recommendations".
Con Unknown underlying technology
It is unclear what BitTorrent protocol features or extensions are supported by the add-on.
Con Missing some more advanced controls
For those who like fine-tuning something simple into something crazy.