Upcoming upgrades on FrostWire for Android!

Good news! On the next FrostWire for Android release, a huge update is coming.

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Now we won’t show the same YouTube search result for each download quality available on the main search results. We’ll just show you the video title, and when you click on it you will be able to pick which format and download size you want it depending on your needs and network conditions.

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What do you think about this update? Stay tuned!

We’re Officially Dropping Support for Windows XP

Today we’re officially dropping support for Windows XP.

The number of issues that arise as technology moves forward which are no longer addressed by Microsoft, who already dropped support for Windows XP 5 years ago, along with a very small XP user base (our estimates are less than 5%) are the reasons going forward with this decision.

FrostWire will still be working on Windows XP, but we’re focusing on the other versions of that OS.

For now we’ll be focused on supporting and fixing all issues arising in the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10.
  • Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion) or later (64-bit)
  • Linux Ubuntu (.deb based distributions) and Red Hat descendants.
  • Android +4.0.3.

New FrostWire Plus for Android (1.6.8) – Fixes search & download issues and more

Download FrostWire Plus 1.6.8 now

Happy Christmas! We’re very pleased to announce the launch of a new FrostWire Plus for Android release. This update includes several fixes (YouTube search is working again) and a lot of improvements on the interface.

Thanks for your patient and we hope you can enjoy this new release!

Changelog

FrostWire 1.6.8 – DECEMBER/22/2015

  • Fixes and improves YouTube search and download.
  • Updates to new jlibtorrent 1.1.0.15. Better connectivity, crash fixes.
  • Japanese translation update by @naofum.
  • Misc User Interfaces upgrades/adjustments.
  • Library upgrades for faster search, more reliable HTTP downloads & more responsive UI.
  • Fixes issue where after touching the FrostWire notification rotating the device would take you back to the Transfers screen.
  • Fixes multiple crashes.

Enjoy!
FrostWire Team.

How to install FrostWire Plus?

Introducing 1-click-seeding for Windows, Mac, Linux

Download FrostWire Plus 6.1.8 now

Today you can download the new FrostWire for Desktop (6.1.8.) release! This update a powerful new feature to help decentralize content without censorship with a simple click on every finished transfer.

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Share and Seed any finished transfer in one click!

FrostWire has always allowed you to share or seed if you were a curious user, these actions were available for finished .torrent transfers, but now, they’re available to any finished transfer even if it came from a cloud service.

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The seeding status icon is also a button you can use to start or stop seeding any transfer, no need to know about how to create a .torrent anymore, you just click and you’re seeding.

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If you want to share a transfer, or a big file from your computer with a friend, family member or co-worker, you can use the Share button on the actions column. FrostWire will make sure your transfer is a torrent (it will create one for you if it wasn’t a torrent download) and then it will provide you with means to share it through any channel, be it a tweet, a text message, email or other.

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and remember…

More improvements on Tab handling

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Changelog

frostwire (6.1.8) stable; urgency=high
* New status/control transfer buttons to Seed and Share transfers.
* New ‘Close All Tabs’ action for search result tabs.
* Youtube search updates.
* Fixes issues with playlists in Library.
* Minor user interface adjustments on Library tab.
* jlibtorrent library updates.

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, 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.

What is Seeding?

FrostWire Desktop 6.1.6 build 166 – Release Candidate 1

The Release Candidate for FrostWire 6.1.6 (Desktop) is now available for download.

Try FrostWire 6.1.6 before it comes out to the main public.

You can download the Windows installer, the Mac installer, or the source code.

Remember that a Release Candidate means that is almost done, but we want to test it a lot first. So if you want to help us, you can test it today!

Frostwire 6.1.6

Think you’ve found a bug? Please report it!

Changelog

frostwire (6.1.6) stable; urgency=high
  * Fixes drag and drop freezes introduced by new Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_60.
  * Fixes SoundCloud search.
  * Fixes TPB search.
  * Fixes BTJunkie search.
  * Fixes TorLock search.
  * Updates to Spanish and Romanian translations.
  * Chat button on header moved to Tools menu. More space for search bar.

 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Nov, 04 Sep 2015 15:40:00 -0500

FrostWire 6.15 brings back 32bit compatibility to Linux

The new FrostWire 6.1.5 installer for Linux is a universal architecture binary.

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The installer is now a bit bigger since we include 2 copies of our C++ native libraries, one for 32bit another one for 64bit intel cpus.

FrostWire will automatically pick up your architecture and use the right DLL.

We highly recommend you run the latest version of Oracle’s Java Runtime 1.8, preferrably the one for your CPU.

New icon for App search results on FrostWire for Android

We noticed a lot of people thought the previous icon meant “Setting results” which didn’t make much sense.
Now You will be able to see this new icon on the search page, and my file screen on our next Android release.

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We want your feedback! If you think that FrostWire needs any feature or any change, please let us know!

Get the New FrostWire for Windows, Mac and Linux (6.1.5)

Download FrostWire 6.1.5 now absolutely free

Happy Sunday! This week has been very important because significant leaders like Mark Zuckerberg and Pope Francis spoke at the United Nations. And also, today we are releasing a new FrostWire (6.1.5) for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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This update makes FrostWire faster and leaner in memory usage, here’s how.

We fixed Kat Search, Bitsnoop Search, and EZTV search, so now you won’t have any issues when you search. Also, we replaced our HTTP networking engine and FrostWire is now more efficient and reliable than ever when it comes to web connectivity, this means faster and more reliable search results, faster media result previews, faster YouTube, SoundCloud and Archive.org downloads and all of this with less resources from your computer.

We also updated our Java runtime to the latest version (1.8.0 build 60), and removed Radio functionality which had been hard to maintain, not used by many people and not that great as we couldn’t keep up with the station url churn.

If you want to enjoy online radio we recommend you just open your web browser and head to shoutcast.com.

Enjoy your weekend with this new FrostWire. Remember, FrostWire is totally free and you can download it directly our our website FrostWire.com/Downloads

Changelog

frostwire (6.1.5) stable; urgency=high
  * New http engine based on okhttp, uses pooled connections, less threads,
    less memory. Faster and more reliable search & cloud downloads.
  * libtorrent/jlibtorrent core update (v 1.1.0.9).
  * Fixes KAT search.
  * Fixes Bitsnoop search.
  * Fixes EZTV search.
  * Removes Radio functionality from Library.
  * When the search options are opened, the keyword textfield is autofocused.
  * Java Runtime upgrade to v1.8.0_60.
  * Codebase cleanup and refactors.
	
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Thu, 25 Sep 2015 11:04:00 -0500

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, 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.

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.

Why you need a VPN

Imagine that you have a box in your house. In that box, you have passwords to your bank accounts, email addresses, your personal information, all the private things in your life. Would you let other people easily steal the contents of the box and use them against you?

This box may be computer/phone/tablet, when you connect to Internet there is a great chance people out there are listening to everything that goes in and out of it.

If you could somehow scramble the information as it goes in and out of your computer so that those who are out there listening can’t make sense of it, your privacy would be protected, you wouldn’t be opened to the possibilities of identity theft, credit card fraud, and the content that you consume online and which only concerns to you would remain private.

You want this information far from the hands of someone that could use it against you, some examples of this are:

  • Your medical searches and how these could affect your career, or insurance costs.
  • Banking information, which could even put you at the risk of being kidnapped in many countries.
  • Your identity.
  • Your sexual preferences in countries where society isn’t as open as you’d wish.
  • Your political preferences, which in the future might be used against you when you need to switch jobs, gets a loan, etc.
  • Information about informants or delicate sources if you are a journalist, lawyer, policemen, judge, witness to a crime.
  • Financial/Corporate documents that could be used against you, someone else or against a company.

Your dreams and fears are at stake if you are connected to the internet openly, a vanilla internet connection is not the way you want to be online.

Protect your privacy

How can you protect yourself? How can you encrypt your connection to the internet, so that even your Internet Service Provider can’t be snooping on what you do, thus respecting the basic human right to privacy?

You need a VPN. A VPN or Virtual Private Network connects your computer to a private network across the public internet through a “tunnel”, an encrypted tunnel on which only your computer and the receiving end can make sense of the data being exchanged. The VPN computer on the other end is used as a proxy for every internet request you make, and it forwards you the encrypted responses back.

According to our friends of LifeHacker,”the most important thing you need to know about a VPN: It secures your computer’s internet connection to guarantee that all of the data you’re sending and receiving is encrypted and secured from prying eyes”.

How to buy a VPN service anonymously.

If not only you want to protect your privacy, but also you want to protect your anonymity we recommend this VPN service. It’s impossible to guarantee anonymity online, but with this VPN you can create an account without ever having to register your name in the process.

This VPN only asks for an email address (you can create free disposable temporary email addresses at mailinator.com or 10minutemail.com) and they accept Bitcoin as a form of payment, which is in short, the equivalent of electronic cash, Bitcoin payments are not associated with people’s names, they’re just associated to account numbers and there are also ways to obtain Bitcoin anonymously.

How does it work?

You have to sign up for a VPN service and obtain a username and password for authentication. You then download and install a very tiny piece of software that, upon a sign in, lets you choose a location of where you want to connect to. Your computer then connects to servers in that location and those servers then pass on the connection to wherever you wanted to go. Your destination website will see your connection as coming from the VPN servers and your identity will not be revealed.

Stay at home employees can connect to their company’s servers as if they would in the office. International marketers or researchers can use any website or service as if why would be in the country of research, making the content available to them as it would have been to locals.

On a flip side, you can access the content you are used to at home the same way when traveling. In addition, your connection is secured when using public Wi-Fi spots, which is especially important if you use online banking of sensitive information transfer during that time.. Most of all, your connection is always encrypted and secured so your personal information, including your IP address, is never revealed.

Does FrostWire work with VPN services?

FrostWire, both for Android and for Desktop, works seamlessly with most VPN services. This means that however you connect to the internet – with or without the VPN – FrostWire will still search and download without any adjustment in settings on your part.

More information at frostwire.com/vpn