How to install FrostWire on Ubuntu 20.04 – A Torrent Client for Linux

FrostWire also known as Gnutella is a free and open-source BitTorrent client and media player.

It’s an cross-platform application for Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android. FrostWire was originally very similar to LimeWire in appearance and performance, but later developers added more rich features including Internet Radio, BitTorrent protocol, Magnet Link, Wi-Fi sharing, iTunes, Video/Audio Player support.

FrostWire connect to many different torrent search engines as well as Cloud sources to find millions of public domain, creative commons and free downloadable files. you can see the search results within the app itself and not in the web-browser.

You can stream files from the cloud before you download. One of its biggest advantages is that this torrent client allows to select a single file from a torrent or download the entire torrent package. It’s up to you.

Key Features of FrostWire

  • Free and open-source
  • Preview & Play while you Download
  • BitTorrent Support
  • In-App Search
  • Just paste page url on search box and download video and audio from hundreds of websites
  • Audio and Video Player (mplayer based)
  • search and download
  • Sound cloud search and download

Installing FrostWire using deb package

Installing FrostWire on Ubuntu is honestly straightforward. We’ll download and install the FrostWire .deb package from its official website.

Step #1

Visit the Official Website to download the latest .deb package.

The downloaded file name would be something like: frostwire-6.9.7.amd64.deb.

Step #2

Now type the following command to install the downloaded package.

$ sudo dpkg -i frostwire-6.9.7.amd64.deb

You can update the FrostWire package through your desktop standard Software Update tool or by running the following commands in your terminal.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

That’s it, FrostWire has been installed on your Ubuntu System, and you can start using it.

Starting FrostWire

FrostWire can be launched from the command line by typing frostwire or In the Activities search bar type “FrostWire” and click on the icon.

FrostWire User Interface:

How to Uninstall FrostWire from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall FrostWire, type the following command.

$ sudo apt remove frostwire


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install FrostWire on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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