Vuze 5.6 Is Officially Live! Read More About Features & Updates

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The most powerful bittorrent client just got better! with Vuze 5.6 update.

Torrent fans know that when it comes to the most powerful bittorrent client Vuze takes the cake. Well, we’ve got some awesome news to share with our loyal user base! The Vuze development team is pleased to announce that Vuze 5.6 is here. Client enhancements and feature updates have been implemented to make your torrent client better than ever.

What’s included in Vuze 5.6?

Here’s the 411 on the latest features and updates in Vuze 5.6:

  • Swarm merging support across torrents that share common files for faster downloads
  • Improved chat via the ‘Friends Plugin’ enables instant conversations in a decentralized setting
  • Torrent’s menu has been revamped to include general fixes and improvements
  • Ability to play on local-DLNA devices for better streaming over your personal network
  • A basic quick-options plugin bar view
  • Support upload/download disable for Tag rate limits
  • Support .vuze files in the plugin installation wizard
  • Added some subscription settings to the sidebar context menu
  • Explicit browser configuration option for non-public content
  • Option to hide do-not-download files in the Files View
  • Right-click menu option in Peers View to kick a peer without banning them
  • Support for output redirection from console UI commands
  • Swarm merging –
  • Option to automatically select files for ‘do not download’ based on file type suffix
  • Device transcodes can now be auto-shared and tagged
  • Complete, percentage and age added to Tag constraint language

Click here to view a complete list of changes, bug fixes and other updates in Vuze 5.6.

Don’t forget to check out our other torrent products too! For an ad-free experience consider upgrading to Vuze Plus. And for a lightweight, easy-to-use interface give Vuze Leap a whirl. It’s free and fast!

Please let us know what you think about Vuze 5.6 and don’t forget to share ideas on features that you’d like to see in upcoming releases by visiting

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Sarah Hartshorn is a marketing, public relations and social media professional with Vuze. She blogs about content, torrents, social media and a number of other tech topics. Sarah has been involved with traditional and digital marketing since 1998.
  • epobirs

    Funny, my comment disappeared. I still need to know what became of Force Recheck. Without it this new version is cripple for my purposes.

  • Vuze Blog

    Thanks to all for asking questions and sharing feedback on experience. The best way to funnel resolution, address concerns and general troubleshooting is via Additionally, walk through and other guidance can often be found on Thanks everyone.

  • Klaws

    Force Recheck is still available – it’s the “refresh” Icon (two circling arrows) between the “stop” and the “delete” icon. Took me about two days to figure that out… ;-)

  • Ben Jamin

    Ive got this too its infuriating, anyone know how to fix?