FrostWire is a BitTorrent client and YouTube/SoundCloud Downloader (FrostWire for Desktop and FrostWire Plus for Android) with built in search. FrostWire is a stand alone software - it does not host nor control the content available in search results.
Each time a user searches within FrostWire using specific keywords, the software scans multiple torrent indexes (+ YouTube and SoundCould) and provides the user with most relevant search results.
The search results and content come from either the BitTorrent network or YouTube & SoundCloud - FrostWire has no influence over what content is available and whether or not it has enough sources (peers/seeds) to download.
Nonetheless, there are different ways of improving the probabilities of finding the content you are looking for:
- Copy/paste torrents/links directly on FrostWire:
You can find a specific .torrent file by searching Google. You can either download the .torrent file and open it with FrostWire or copy and paste the Magnet.
If the file comes from a cloud source - YouTube, SoundCloud or Archive.org - you can copy and paste the URL directly in FrostWire's search box or in Transfers (on Android's FrostWire Plus).
- Use broad keywords and then add filters to your search results:
FrostWire for Android has an advanced filter option that allows you to get only files filtered by specific words, file types, sources/channels etc. Just click at the top right menu icon on the Search screen and you can start playing with it. Here you will find more details about this feature:
On FrostWire for desktop you have different options to filter search results too:
- If running FrostWire Basic on an Android device install FrostWire Plus to get more results:
If you are running FrostWire on Android make sure you upgrade to the free FrostWire Plus. You can just update the Basic version you got from Google Play without loosing your downloads or settings. If you've purchased the ad-free subscription, FrostWire Plus will honor it as well.
FrostWire Plus is FREE too but you will get results from YouTube and SoundCloud in addition to torrents and this increases the chances of getting more search results. This video will tell you how to get the app outside the Play Store:
Always make sure you know and respect the local Copyright Laws in your country/area when using the app to download/share a specific content. FrostWire condemns Copyright infringements!