How to install FrostWire BitTorrent client on Ubuntu?

Frostwire is a free and open-source BitTorrent client and music player. Its development was started as a fork of LimeWire in 2004 now more features have been added to it.

It has a modern graphical user interface that is highly customizable. You can install it on different platforms including Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, etc.

In this article, I will discuss how to install the FrostWire BitTorrent client on Ubuntu Linux.

Features of FrostWire

The key features of FrostWire are –

  • Free and opensource
  • True In-App search
  • Allow playing a partially downloaded file
  • Built-in media player
  • Mulitplatform support
  • Multilingual support
  • IPv6 support

How to install FrostWire in Ubuntu

Officially FrostWire is available as the deb package for installation on Ubuntu or any other Debian-based Linux distribution. To install it on your system first go to its download page and click on Ubuntu as highlighted in the given image.

download frostwire

Alternatively, you can use the following command to download it from your terminal –


Once the package is downloaded, go to the download location and use the following command to install it on your system –

sudo dpkg -i frostwire-6.9.7.amd64.deb

Now if it shows any dependencies error then run –

sudo apt install -f

Press y and then enter when it asks for your confirmation to download packages.

Open FrostWire in Ubuntu

After the installation of FrostWire is completed you can launch it from Ubuntu’s activities dashboard. Search FrostWire and click on its icon when appears as you can see in the image below.

launch frostwire

Initially, you have to do some settings like language, the location where you want to save torrents, and seeding settings, choose your preferred settings and click on Next>>.

setup frostwire

You have to do a few more settings once completed click on Finish.

Now the given image shows the user interface of FrostWire. It provides a search bar on the upper left-hand side of the user interface where you can search for a torrent or paste the targeted URL to add it on FrostWire for downloading files.

user interface

Here you can add torrents to download files or you can play music.

How to remove FrostWire from Ubuntu

For any reason, if you want to remove FrostWire from your Ubuntu system then use the following command in your terminal –

sudo dpkg -r frostwire


FrostWire is a cross-platform application that can be installed on various other operating systems. Here we have discussed how to install and use it on Ubuntu Linux.

Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.

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