New FrostWire 1.6.4 for Android is here.

Download FrostWire Plus, free, now.

(If you are on Android right now, don’t download it with Chrome, as Google now wants to censor out apps outside of Google Play and it will not open the installer after you download it, use Firefox instead, or a use File Explorer to open the .apk installer after you have downloaded it)

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Saturday, Sep. 26th 2015
Miami, FL.

We have replaced our web engine and now we have an even better app.
This means, faster search results, faster-more reliable cloud downloads and previews, less memory usage, less battery usage.

We’ve also fixed several search sources, SoundCloud, Bitsnoop and KAT are back.

There’s also a ton of user experience details we’ve taken care of that we hope you don’t even notice, as everything should just work.

FrostWire is 100% Free, Support FrostWire Developers with a donation today

CHANGELOG:
FrostWire 1.6.4 – SEPTEMBER/24/2015
– New http engine based on okhttp, uses pooled connections, less threads, less memory.
– Visited previews also marked as visited and remembered during session.
– Fixes SoundCloud.
– Fixes KAT search.
– Fixes BitSnoop search.
– Browse and manage your .torrent files.
– Browsing document files now reveals all saved .apk files.
– Multiple crash fixes on audio player.
– No more annoying yellow notification messages when removing tracks.
– UX: My files won’t forget your search filter if you overscroll for a refresh.

FrostWire for Android expands its Mobile Offerings

Preview’ & ‘Play As You Download’ Now Available

MIAMI, FL (AUGUST 12, 2015)FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place, announced today its new ‘preview’ and ‘play as you download’ capabilities for Android phones and tablets.  The new preview feature not just enables users with a more convenient way to find and discover content, it makes downloading optional in some cases.

Preview Before Download

Available today only for FrostWire Plus* (v1.6.1+), the ‘Preview before download’ feature allows users to stream YouTube and SoundCloud content directly from search results.  This convenient (and free) feature lets users determine if they want to download the file for offline access, move on to another search result or simply play it without keeping a copy on the device.

Play As You Download

Because of how file pieces are shared on the BitTorrent network it’s not possible to offer instant previews the same way it can be done for cloud sources.

However, with the new ‘Play as you download’ feature available through both FrostWire Plus and FrostWire Basic**, users can listen to music or watch videos as they are being downloaded.

With nearly 3 million active Android installs, FrostWire is excited to provide their users an experience every media lover will appreciate. This new update will allow Android users to make better choices when selecting files to download from the hundreds of often closely named search results, saving them both time and bandwidth and getting them exactly the files they want.

What Is FrostWire?

FrostWire is the only BitTorrent Client and YouTube Downloader for both desktop and Android, featuring built in torrent & cloud search, preview functionality and integrated media player. For artists looking to share their content and consumers looking to access new content, FrostWire’s software is an easy-to-use gateway to the world of torrents, file-sharing and peer-to-peer content distribution.   

Featuring a BitTorrent client, YouTube and SoundCloud downloader & Music Player, FrostWire is available as a desktop client or an Android application.

The fully featured FrostWire Plus app, is available for a free download at the official website frostwire.com/android

The FrostWire Basic app available on Google Play is mainly a BitTorrent Client and does not provide YouTube and SoundCloud support due to Google’s Developer Terms of Service.

Our latest FrostWire for Android release (6.1.4) has been the most stable ever

Thanks to our jlibtorrent library, a multitude of crash reports sent by you and a lot of personal feedback loops, our developer team has managed to produce the most stable FrostWire for Android release so far.

We’ll always have crashes, but our quality has improved dramatically with the jlibtorrent library. As you can see the graphic below, during these last weeks even though we have more users using the app daily the number of crashes reported has been kept to a minimum and every day we fix the new crashes that come in.Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 12.45.09 PM

number of daily crash reports since August 2014

Featured image licensed under CC0 Public Domain
Created by savanzijlstra0

New FrostWire for Android now with “Play before download” (Streaming Preview – v.1.6.0)

A huge new update for Android is here.

We’ve finally done what you’ve been always asking for, “Play before download” (FrostWire Plus only) and “Play while you download” (available on basic too)

Play before download, a.k.a. “Preview”

Starting on FrostWire Plus 1.6.0 for Android (the one available only on our website, also 100% free), YouTube and SoundCloud search results can be streamed for preview, this way you can know ahead of time if this is the file you need for offline access, or if you just want to play it, you can do so.

Play while you download

But what about .torrent downloads? Given the distributed nature of the file pieces on the Bittorrent network, TODAY it’s harder to give you the same experience we can give you when streaming from a cloud source, we could do preview, but you’d be frustrated how long you’d have to wait in most cases.

Therefore, you can start any media Bittorrent download, and while you’re on the transfer screen you can wait for a Play button to appear. Once this button appears you can start playing the file before it finishes the download.

But I have FrostWire Basic only! I want previews too
Then just get FrostWire Plus on our website right now! it’s absolutely free.

Changelog:

FrostWire 1.6.0 - AUGUST/03/2015
 - Streaming Previews on search results before download. (FrostWire Plus only)
 - Play .torrent media files while downloading.
 - Upgrade bittorrent engine to jlibtorrent 1.0
 - Updated SoundCloud search & download api.
 - Improved search suggestions.
 - Improved transition between My Music and Home screens.
 - Multiple crash fixes in music player.

New FrostWire for Windows, Mac and Linux (v6.1.3)

Download FrostWire 6.1.3 now absolutely free

Lots of fixes under the hood for this release, we’ve also made sure this release was compatible with Windows 10 (but if you have any issues on Windows 10 please let us know).

Substantial changes on the way our bittorrent engine works, which allowed us to simplify seeding settings, and the no more the possibility of file parts staying in your download directory when you didn’t want this.

Users who had issues with external drives to save downloaded files should be glad with this release.

Soundcloud search & download has been restored with Soundcloud’s API updates.

Changelog

frostwire (6.1.3) stable; urgency=high
  * libtorrent/jlibtorrent core update.
  * Archive.org downloads are pausable/resumable.
  * Soundcloud search & download API update.
  * Hungarian translation update.
  * Simplified seeding settings. No more need to treat handpicked/partial
    downloads differently with jlibtorrent updates.
  * Fixes crash when setting default save folder to the root
    of a drive.
        
 -- FrostWire Team   Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:04:32 -0500