FrostWire for Android is no longer available on Google Play

As of September 18th, 2018, the FrostWire Android app has been taken down from Google Play due to a DMCA take down request.

We have submitted a counter DMCA notice immediately after receiving the DMCA notification and learning that our app was suspended. In the notice, the company claimed their content was uploaded to the FrostWire app and provided screenshots of their content being played in the FrostWire Music Player.

Asking for reinstatement, we made it clear that it is technically impossible to upload any content to FrostWire. We explained that FrostWire is a tool, a BitTorrent client, a downloader for a distributed peer-to-peer network and that as such, it does not host, index, nor has the ability to control the content it is technically capable of downloading from third party sources.

We have appealed with Google and were denied the reinstatement.

We are dumbfounded that an unsubstantiated claim from one company can so easily remove an app that’s totally legal, has millions of users, 4+ star rating and almost 8 years on the Google Play store.

With over 80% of our user-base running on the Android platform, in a world where the majority of android installs occurs through a centralized app store monopoly, we don’t see a viable path forward. After 14 years the team is ready to move on to other passions and challenges.

We want to take this opportunity and thank our users for the support and kind words we’ve received over the last few days and invite everyone to update their Android and Desktop apps directly  from our Github repository or from the project’s SourceForge page.

We hope that in the end, a free, uncensored and decentralized internet will prevail.

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FrostWire, Alternative to BitTorrent

As you probably know, According to TrustedReviews and many other news sources BitTorrent has been sold to Justin Sun and his blockchain startup Tron.

“BitTorrent has been sold to the founder of cryptocurrency TRON, who reportedly wants to use the acquisition to “legitimise” the blockchain startup’s reputation.” -TrustedReviews

 

Due to this, and because no one knows with certainty what will happen with BitTorrent, you will be wondering what is the best alternative. You came to the right place. FrostWire is one of the few fully independent, fully featured open source alternatives. FrostWire is a free, fully featured BitTorrent Client and Cloud downloader with a built-in Music Library designed for Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux.

FrostWire allows you to find & download any file from the distributed peer-to-peer BitTorrent Network – music, movies, apps, ebooks, images. Any file – no matter how big or small!
In addition, FrostWire is also a cloud downloader – fetching results and able to download files from cloud based sources such as Archive.org, SoundCloud.com and YouTube.

You just enter a keyword and search, then pick a file from search results and download the file with one tap. Yes. It is that easy!

So, what are you waiting for? Download FrostWire for free today!

FrostWire 2.0.4 build 525 for Android available now

12.1 MB frostwire-android-release-2.0.4-b525-plus.apk

FrostWire 2.0.4 build 525 - APR/26/2018
 - New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.18-RC4
 - Library updates: gms 15.0.0, re2j 1.2
 - Translations updated, Hungarian
 - Music player clean up and optimizations
 - Advanced Transfer Piece viewer rendering optimizations
 - Search Filtering optimizations
 - Bug where Creative Commons features would dissapear on Plus fixed

 

jlibtorrent 1.2.0.18-RC4 changelog

    * using android NDK r17 beta1
    * updated to boost 1.67.0
    * updated to OpenSSL 1.1.0h
    * expose to java SWIG api the aux::arm_neon_support flag for android
      runtime verification
    * remove hack of custom getauxval definition
    * null check protection in EnumNet
    * lt:honor torrent abort even on file check error
    * lt:use settings_pack::urlseed_wait_retry for default retry with http seeds
    * lt:fix storage initialization
    * lt:strtoll() returns LLONG_MAX if the input overflows, handle this case
      properly in the http parser
    * lt:remove the global cache of the current time, just use clock::now()
    * lt:deprecated alert::progress_notification alert category, split into
      finer grained categories
    * lt:disk_io_thread abort_hash_jobs duplicate code refactor
    * lt:fix part-file header allocation
    * lt:fix potential fd leak in enum_net_interfaces
    * lt:don't perform DNS lookups for the DHT bootstrap unless DHT is enabled
    * lt:avoid calls to .address() when looking for endpoint protocol
    * lt:removed unnecessary loop in request_a_block
    * lt:fix changing file priorities while checking interrupts checking
    * lt:fix issue where the current tracker would be skipped for the next
      tracker in the same tier
    * lt:remove redundant check in tracker announce
    * lt:minor fixes in utp_socket_impl
    * lt:stat files in the disk thread, in default_storage::initialize()
      instead of the constructor
    * lt:dynamically load getauxval so as to support older android devices
    * lt:track whether a file is eligible for using the partfile on a per-file
      basis
    * lt:define NETLINK_NO_ENOBUFS and IFA_D_DADFAILED if they don't exist
    * lt:fix reporting &redundant= in tracker announces
    * lt:fix windows build with UNC paths disabled
    * lt:fix issue querying block size from torrent before metadata has been
      received
    * lt:source code cleanup, performance and stability

Get FrostWire Plus 2.0.4. build 523!

DOWNLOAD NOW!

It’s the best time of the week! We invite you to get our latest release of FrostWire Plus for Android. We have optimized the app to work faster and more stable.

Changelog

FrostWire 2.0.4 build 523 - APR/21/2018
 - New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.18-RC2 (reverting to 1.2.0.17 while bugs are fixed)
 - Library updates: gms 15.0.0, re2j 1.2
 - Translations updated, Hungarian
 - Music player clean up and optimizations
 - Advanced Transfer Piece viewer rendering optimizations

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Get FrostWire Plus 2.0.2. build 515!

Happy Friday! If you have not yet updated, we recommend to download the new version of FrostWire Plus for Android! A lot of bugs fixed, VPN detection working better, and torrent search engines working again!

Changelog

FrostWire 2.0.2 build 515 – MAR/26/2018
– Application startup is faster
– Faster YT downloads
– Zooqle search fixes
– TorrentDownloads search fixes
– LimeTorrents search fixes
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.17, applovin 7.8.5, ogury 2.2.8, mopub 4.20.0, okhttp 3.10.0, gson 2.8.2, gradle 4.6, support libraries 27.1.0
– When audio files are deleted from “My Files” they’re now cleared from “Recents” in “My Music”
– Bug where deleted .torrent files would reappear fixed
– Translations updated, Urdu update
– Loads of Crash and Freeze fixes
– VPN detection and offering updates
– Notifications work again on Android 8.0

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Get FrostWire Plus 2.0.2. build 511!

Download NOW!

Happy Friday! The new version of FrostWire Plus is ready for download! Now you will get more torrent search results, the application startup is faster, and we fixed a bug related to audio files deletion.

Changelog

FrostWire 2.0.2 build 511 – MAR/19/2018
– Application startup is faster
– Faster YT downloads
– Zooqle search fixes
– TorrentDownloads search fixes
– LimeTorrents search fixes
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.17, applovin 7.8.5, ogury 2.2.8, mopub 4.20.0, okhttp 3.10.0, gson 2.8.2, gradle 4.6, support libraries 27.1.0
– When audio files are deleted from “My Files” they’re now cleared from “Recents” in “My Music”
– Bug where deleted .torrent files would reappear fixed
– Translations updated, Urdu update
– Loads of Crash and Freeze fixes
– VPN detection and offering updates

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Get FrostWire Plus 2.0.2. build 491!

DOWNLOAD NOW!

Happy Monday! We’re glad to announce this pre-release  of FrostWire Plus for Android. This new version includes several fixes related to search results.

On the other hand, remember that with FrostWire 2.0 you can now:

  • check the transfer status of your torrent in a cleaner interface with more info
  • check the details of your torrent transfer and access/copy its hash and a magnet link
  • check the storage path for each torrent transfer separately
  • set download and upload speeds for each transfer separately (especially useful if you want to prioritize downloads)
  • add and remove trackers to each torrent transfer
  • check which peers you are connected to
  • watch the torrent pieces come together in real time (surprisingly mesmerizing!)

Changelog

FrostWire 2.0.2 build 491 - FEB/12/2018
 - Zooqle search fixes
 - TorrentDownloads search fixes
 - LimeTorrents search fixes
 - Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.17-RC1, applovin 7.8.2, ogury 2.2.8

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.