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pyGet P2P file sharing
lets you share files without the need of any plugins.
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Keywords Extension | pyGet | P2P

In short

pyGet is a browser extension that lets you share files with remote computers and smart-phones without the need of any plugins. It uses webRTC technology for secure peer to peer file sharing.


This addon aims to provide a convenient solution to securely transmit books, music, movies, and applications between different devices directly without the need to install either an internal or external plugin. It uses webRTC technology to deliver files in a secure peer-to-peer connection without a server being involved in the file transmission. In this technology, a server (signaling sever) is only used to locate peers (end-user computers).


[1] What is webRTC technology?
WebRTC is a free, open project that provides browsers and mobile applications with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose.

[2] What are the supported devices at the moment?
To receive files on your remote device, you need to have Google Chrome, Opera, or Firefox installed in your remote device. Safari and Internet explorer are not currently supported. Some of the supported apps are listed here: [3] Is it possible to install pyGet as a standalone application for easy access?
Yes, pyGet is available on marketplace. Just open the page in your Firefox browser on the desired OS and hit "Free" button on the page. Firefox will install pyGet for you on your smart-phones, tablets, or desktop computers as a standalone application.

[4] How can I disable or remove pyGet extension from Firefox browser?
At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button. On the menu bar, click on the Tools menu. Then at the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu, and then click Add-ons. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel. Select the add-on and click the Remove button.

[5] How can I disable or remove pyGet extension from Opera or Chrome browser?
Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar then click Tools. Now select Extensions. Click the trash can icon by pyGet extension. A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.

Need help

If you have questions about the extension, or ideas on how to improve it, please post them on our support site.

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