FrostWire 5.6.8 out for Windows and Linux (Mac coming soon)

Download FrostWire 5.6.8 for Windows (.exe)
Download FrostWire 5.6.8 for Ubuntu/Debian/Mint (.deb)
Download FrostWire 5.6.8 for Red Had/Fedora/CentOS (.rpm)
Download FrostWire 5.6.8 for other Linux Distributions (.tar.gz)

This release fixes issues related to YouTube search and greatly improves the translation to spanish, thanks to our new contributor from Chile @dennistobar.

To our Mac users: You can try running from source until we figure out the digital signature issues brought forth by Maverick. We’re hoping to have a 5.6.8 very soon for you.
Update Download FrostWire 5.6.8 for Mac (.dmg)

To UK Users: a final fix is coming to bring back all the search results, we’re working as fast and hard as we can.

OSX Mavericks users, How to Prevent App Nap on FrostWire

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Go to Applications (or wherever you have installed FrostWire)

Right click on the the FrostWire Icon > Get Info (or just Press Cmd+I after you’ve selected)

Make sure FrostWire won’t nap when it’s in the background.

Otherwise, you may start a long running transfer and OSX Mavericks will put FrostWire to sleep and your transfer won’t finish.

This is only a temporary work around to this new issue introduced by Mavericks and its awesome power saving tactics, we’re working on an update so that you don’t have to do this in the future.

New FrostWire 5.6.7 for Desktop available.

Download FrostWire for Free Now

FrostWire, the free and opensource filesharing client for Windows and Linux is out with a new version which improves heavily on its core search features. (Mac is coming out very soon, we’re dealing with some issues to sign the binary with OSX Mavericks)

On this release we’ve revamped our smart meta search architecture to be faster and more energy efficient, it also increases the range of torrents and files indexed by several orders of magnitude even though ISOHunt has been removed from the list of search engines, with the addition of new search engines. The 5.6.x series will focus on adding even more search engines without taking a hit on CPU usage and bringing better quality search results.

It is highly recommended to install this update, while we work on 5.6.x updates and a new generation of distributed search that will come about for the 5.7.x series.

New Feature for Advanced Torrent Seeders
At long last, 5.6.7 introduces features to edit, update and scrape the trackers of your ongoing torrent transfers!

Full Changelog

frostwire (5.6.7) stable; urgency=high
  * New Advanced Feature: Edit Trackers.
  * New Advanced Feature: Scrape Trackers.
  * New Advanced Feature: Update Trackers.
  * New BitSnoop meta search.
  * New TorLock meta search.
  * New EZTV meta search.
  * Fixes Monova meta search.
  * Removes ISOHunt meta search.
  * Tips of the day updated.
  * Updated Catalonian flag.
 -- FrostWire Team   Mon, 4 Nov 2013 11:06:30 -0500

FrostWire for Android 1.2.0 out with a new flat user interface

Welcome to a new series of FrostWire for Android.

The first thing you will notice is our switch to flat-land design while still keeping our flavor.
A flat user interface means not using any gradients, this makes screen painting faster and more energy efficient, as well as less memory intensive.

New Search
Search now reveals a lot of search results you may have been missing.

FrostWire is a file type agnostic search tool for your mobile, on this release you will be able to see in real time the number of search results you get per file type (Audio, Video, Documents, Programs and Torrents)

We’ve also made a lot of upgrades under the hood that will make search feel faster and better than ever.
A few new search engines have been added to FrostWire’s smart meta search, and more are coming on further releases of the 1.2.x series.

Our first attempt at a navigation menu was ridden with bugs that have been solved with a completely new menu that comes on top from the left side.

Renewed Audio Player

The audio player screen got some love too, notice the new flat buttons, flat progress bar, and new long press gesture on the pause button to completely stop the current song being played.

On the top right there’s a menu with more options, including an option to delete the current track if you don’t like it, something you’d never be able to do with a iOS devices and iTunes.

Also, you can switch songs by swiping your finger to the left or right, and if you want to pause a song you can swipe down with 2 fingers.

Full Changelog
FrostWire 1.2.0 – NOV/01/2013
– New Flat Skin makes screens rendering faster.
– New, more stable, slide in navigation menu.
– Considerable memory usage optimizations.
– Fixed skip-song gesture on top of player seek bar.
– New icons.
– After opening one of My Files, FrostWire will now remember the position of the list of files, no more scrolling down to continue browsing your own files.
– Current song being played now is displayed at the bottom of the navigation menu.
– Current song being played now shows “Stop” icon when browsing your own audio files.
– Updated turkish translation, thanks @Serrae.
– New BitSnoop metasearch.
– New TorLock metasearch.
– Removed ISOHunt metasearch.
– Fixed Monova metasearch.
– French translation updated.

FrostWire running on an #OLPC Tablet

FrostWire running on the OLPC tablet.

FrostWire is a very powerful research tool, its smart file meta search can find millions of files in the public domain and under Creative Commons licenses, among those, many unvaluable books, instructional videos and lectures in every academic discipline.

The One Laptop Per Child project is an amazing educational initiative that has put technology in the hands of over 2.5 million children worldwide, truly transformative stories have ocurred in the process, many will give you the goosebumps to hear.

More recently the project has recognized the evolution in personal computing technology and the advent of tablet devices, and their new iteration is a tablet, an Android tablet.

FrostWire runs on Android, now OLPC users will be able to use the powerful FrostWire smart file meta search technology and Wi-Fi sharing capabilities to discover, learn and share.

About One Laptop Per Child
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a project supported by the Miami-based One Laptop per Child Association (OLPCA) and the Cambridge-based OLPC Foundation (OLPCF), two U.S. non-profit organizations set up to oversee the creation of affordable educational devices for use in the developing world. The project was originally funded by member organizations such as AMD, Chi Mei, eBay, Google, Marvell Technology Group, News Corporation, Nortel, Red Hat, and Quanta.

How to configure Windows Media Player to scan the FrostWire Default Save Folder

On Windows Media Player go to:

Organize > Manage Libraries > Music

In the “Music Library Locations” dialog, if you don’t see the FrostWire Default Save Folder location, click on the “Add…” button to locate the folder.

Press the “OK” button to save the changes and dismiss the dialog.

After Windows Media Player has finished scanning the FrostWire Default Save Folder you will be able to play the files from Windows Media Player, add them to playlists or burn them into CDs.

Here’s a few screenshots of the process

New FrostWire for Desktop 5.6.6 out now

Highly recommended update, with important fixes on meta search.

Download FrostWire Now

frostwire (5.6.6) stable; urgency=high
* Fixes ExtraTorrent meta search.
* Polish translation 100% updated.
* New support for anonymous user experience statistics.
— FrostWire Team Fri, Oct 11 2013 15:38:32 -0500

New FrostWire for Android 1.1.4 out

it is highly recommended that you update your FrostWire for Android on this release as it contains very important fixes related to the search experience, lot better now.

Oh, and it should be OUYA compatible too :)


FrostWire 1.1.4 – OCT/11/2013
– Audio player shows correct android notification when paused.
– Fixes ExtraTorrent meta search.
– Removed Vertor meta search. No longer serving .torrents without captcha.
– Updated arabic translation, thanks @nisrmasr.
– Updated spanish translation, thanks @muckachina.
– Updated portuguese translation, thanks @tati110.
– Updated french translation.
– Updated turkish translation.
– Updated polish translation.
– New anonymous usage stats.
– Fixed crashes and NPEs.

Grab a copy, and while you’re at it, order a few free FrostWire stickers to put on your phone or tablet.

#FrostWire on #OUYA #screenshot

We wanted to announce that we’re about to submit our latest version of FrostWire for Android to the OUYA developer portal!

If you are a OUYA console owner, this will be very different from a game, there’s still a lot to improve in terms of the feel and the controller and we’re probably going to be one of the few apps you’ve tried where you’ll notice that your OUYA controller has a touchpad.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hopefully we’ll be accepted this very week and sharing files from your living room between your OUYA, your android phone/tablet and your PC via FrostWire.


The OUYA (/ˈuːjə/ oo-yə) is a microconsole running its own version of the Android operating system, developed by Boxer8. Julie Uhrman founded the project in 2012. She brought in designer Yves Béhar to collaborate on the design of the project, and Muffi Ghadiali as product manager to put together the engineering team. Development was funded via Kickstarter, raising $8.5 million and becoming the website’s second-highest-earning project in its history.