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LBRY v0.17 Has What You've Been Searching For

Samuel Bryan • Oct 12 2017

The latest LBRY app, v0.17, is now available. Get it here.

Release Notes

LBRY Search Tool In Action


  • Added a new search service. Significantly improved search results.
  • Channels now appear in search results. Channel cards to be improved soon.
  • Add setting to purchase low-cost content without a confirmation dialog automatically.
  • New custom styled scrollbar.
  • New tabs.


  • LBRY protocol upgraded from v0.16.1 to v0.17. Significant improvements to download performance anticipated.
  • Improved Discover page load time by batching all URIs into one API call.
  • Changed the File page to make it clearer how to open the folder for a file.
  • Display search bar on discover page instead of title and remove duplicated icon.
  • Minor update for themes.
  • There is no longer a minimum channel length.
  • Changed the File page to make it clearer how to open the folder for a file.
  • The upgrade message is now friendlier and includes a link to the release notes.
  • Local settings refactored and no longer intermixed with LBRY API library.Significantly more detail is shown about past transactions and new filtering options for transactions.


  • Improve layout (and implementation) of the icon panel in file tiles and cards.
  • The folder icon representing a local download now shows up properly on Channel pages.
  • While editing a publication, the URL will no longer change if you select a new file.
  • Fixed issues with opening the folder for a file.
  • Be consistent with the step property on credit inputs.
  • Fixed unresponsive header.
  • Fixed dark theme issues with text content.
  • Minor css fixes.
  • Fixed issue when a file fails to download.
  • Fixed issue after accessing a video without enough Credits.
  • Fixed channel fetching without claims.
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