NEW: How to use VPN-Drop Protection on FrostWire (Experimental Alpha Feature for Desktop)

Starting FrostWire 6.4.6 as our first experimental feature we’re introducing a Privacy Protection feature for VPN users out there.

FrostWire will detect if your VPN connection drops and if you have this setting activated FrostWire will automatically stop all BitTorrent transfers to protect your privacy.

This is a really important setting if you want to protect your privacy on the Internet as you won’t accidentally be transferring or sharing files using your local IP address.


How to use VPN-Drop Protection?

1. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced > Experimental > Check Alpha

 

2. On the same setting screen go to BitTorrent > Advanced and check the box.

Then apply settings, and the protection should be on.

Warning, this is an Alpha feature, use at your own risk. On our next release it could be promoted to beta as we continue to test and optimize And then show the screenshot of the warning and how the feature works.

 

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.

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

NEW: How To Display Lyrics on FrostWire for Desktop

Starting FrostWire 6.4.6 we added support to display lyrics.

Now you can listen to music with the FrostWire player and enjoy song lyrics (when available in the file played) right in the playlist screen without the need to open your web browser to search for it!

How to display lyrics?

It’s easy! You need to create a playlist with the songs you want.
When you play a song, if the .mp3 or m4a file of the song includes the lyrics, FrostWire will display them as soon as you select the song on the playlist.

If the .mp3 doesn’t include lyrics, unfortunately you will not be able to see it.
We suggest you tell your favorite artists to start including their lyrics in their .mp3 files.
You can also use an ID3 editor on your mp3 files and add the lyrics  yourself, once there FrostWire will be able to display them.

Do you like this feature? So update today and install the latest FrostWire release!

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.

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

New: Try Experimental Features starting on 6.4.6 for Desktop

Good morning! We’re so happy to announce that soon we’re going to release FrostWire 6.4.6. for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

FrostWire 6.4.6. for desktop has a new advanced settings section to let you try features at your own risk.

There’s 2 kinds of features: `ALPHA` and `BETA`.

  • ALPHA features come turned off when you first install FrostWire.
  • BETA features com turned on when you first install FrostWire.

For example, the current `VPN Drop Protection` feature is still deemed alpha, we still have some important work to do, and we don’t know if it’s unstable yet to be tested by everyone out there. The feature would therefore be an opt-in feature for those who want to try ALPHA features.

Once the feature is ready for a first try with lots of users, we can promote it to `BETA` and it will be on by default on most FrostWire’s out there, except on those users curious and risk-averse enough to disable `BETA`features.

Also, if you run FrostWire from source code, ALL features are enabled by default.

Want to try it? Download FrostWire 6.4.6. pre-release today!

Changelog

frostwire (6.4.6) stable; urgency=high
  * New Options > Advanced > Experimental. Users can now try ALPHA and BETA features
    at their own risk.
  * New revision of jlibtorrent 1.2.0.6 fixes BitTorrent bugs
  * New piece size selection on torrent creation dialog
  * Library > Playlists UI improvements. Support to display lyrics when available
  * BTJunkie.eu search discontinued
  * Fixes issues with SoundCloud search
  * FrostWire wizard is now displayed when a new build number is detected
  * jlibtorrent version number available in about window
  * ALPHA: New VPN-Drop protection setting. Automatically stop all BitTorrent traffic
    if no VPN connection is available

What is FrostWire?

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.

Get FrostWire 6.4.5. for Windows, Mac, and Linux! BitTorrent connectivity issues FIXED!

DOWNLOAD NOW!

Important UPDATE! If you were having problems trying to download torrents on FrostWire, it’s time to get our latest release for Windows, Mac, and Linux. FrostWire 6.4.5. fixed the BitTorrent connectivity issues.

Changelog

frostwire (6.4.5) stable; urgency=high
  * New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.6 fixes BitTorrent connectivity issues

 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:18:02 -0600

What is FrostWire?

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.

Get FrostWire Plus for Android (1.8.9)! BitTorrent connectivity issues FIXED!

DOWNLOAD NOW!

If you were having problems trying to download torrents using FrostWire, you must update to our newest release.

FrostWire Plus 1.8.9. fixes BitTorrent connectivity issues, by updating you will be able to download .torrents again no problem.

Also, this new release includes a new setting that disables all BitTorrent activity if a VPN is not activated.

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On the other hand, we did a lot of upgrades related to material design and video/music previews. Even more, this new version is much more stable and fixes several minor bugs.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.8.9 - FEB/13/2017
 - New privacy enhancing setting to automatically disable all bittorrent activity if a VPN
   connection is not present
 - New privacy enhancing setting to not keep .torrent files when starting torrent transfers
 - Use 3G/4G for Bittorrent setting renamed to "Wi-Fi Only"
 - New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.6 fixes BitTorrent connectivity issues
 - Applovin update (6.4.2)
 - Android support library update to 25.1.1
 - Upgrades to video preview screen
 - Free distraction search can now be activated without restarting the app
 - Material design upgrades
 - Optimization and crash fixes

What is FrostWire?

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.

FrostWire 6.4.4 for Windows, Mac, and Linux is here!

Download NOW!

Happy Friday! We’re glad to announce this new release of FrostWire for Windows, Mac, and Linux. FrostWire 6.4.4. fixes a lot of issues, including one problem on YouTube search. Also, if you use a VPN, you must update to FrostWire 6.4.4! We fixed a problem with VPN detection for Mac and Linux.

Changelog

frostwire (6.4.4) stable; urgency=high
  * New "All Free Downloads" button on welcome screen lets users explore all previous
    FrostWire free and legal promoted downloads.
  * Fixes issue with YouTube search
  * Fixes issue with VPN detection for Mac/Linux after PIA/Express VPN updates.
  * Fixes issue with PIA VPN detection in Windows when advanced connection kill-switch enabled.
  * Fixes issue where the FrostWire update message wouldn't be shown until the next session.

 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:51:09 -0600

What is FrostWire?

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.

 

Get FrostWire Plus for Android (1.8.8)! New Settings Screens with Material Design!

Download NOW!

We’re so happy to announce this new version of FrostWire Plus. This release includes an initial makeover of Settings screen with material design. What is “material design”? Material Design is a new design language developed by Google. It makes more liberal use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows.

On the other hand, FrostWire Plus 1.8.8. includes multiple fixes like one with the YouTube search. This version has a lot of performance updates so you will enjoy a better FrostWire experience.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.8.8 - JAN/31/2017
 - Initial makeover of Settings screens with material design
 - Fixes issues with YouTube search
 - Fixes bug where resumed transfers would ignore the data savings setting
 - Multiple design fixes and additions
 - Misc stability and performance updates

Images of Settings Screen

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What is FrostWire?

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.