In addition to Brave's compatibility with third party extensions, the browser comes with several extensions already installed. To find these extensions:
- Open the Main Menu
- Go to
Settings --> Extensions
Please see our Cryptowallets section for a detailed information on the built-in wallet extension.
If WebTorrent is disabled, the browser will ask permission to launch the default torrent application on your device. When WebTorrent is enabled, initiating a torrent (or magnet) file download will open the WebTorrent client in a new tab directly in your browser:
Save .torrent File will download and save the torrent file (that is, the file itself) locally. Click
Start Torrent to begin downloading the torrent. Clicking on the arrow under
Save File if you would like to save the desired torrent locally. Recall that, unless specified, all torrent files will be downloaded and stored in memory, which will be erased once the tab/browser is closed.
If the torrent you've selected contains media content (images, music, video, etc), clicking on the name of the torrent will open another new tab, where you can stream the content directly in the browser - even if the file is still downloading.
Enabling this option allows the browser to use Google Hangouts in the browser. This includes the Hangouts browser extension, hangouts.google.com, and the Hangouts sidebar in Gmail. Note that the requests made to download extensions or components like these are proxied through Brave's servers to strip identifiable user info, like IP addresses.
Interplanetary File System (IPFS)
IPFS is an internet protocol that defines how files and data move across a network, closely resembling a P2P network like BitTorrent. Enable this extension to allow for IPFS functionality in the browser. Visit the IPFS website for further details on how the protocol works.
Widevine is a Digital Rights Management solution required in order to to view licensed content. Many popular websites require Widevine in order to stream or view content online, including Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, HBO and more. For more technical details, please see the Widevine documentation on our Github.
Media Router component allows the browser to cast content in the browser from your device to a separate receiver with an attached Chromecast stick, or a device with Chromecast functionality built in. Note that installation of this component is also proxied through Brave servers, removing some identifiable information like IP addresses.