A new version of this post is available: The Best NZB Search & NZB Sites - Feb '10
With the invention of the nzb file format by Newzbin - .nzb files have gained torrent like status within the Usenet industry. They allow a user to retrieve specific files from specific groups without first downloading all the headers from within the group. Here are a few sites where you can download the files for free.
If you're not sure what nzb files are yet, we'll be doing an article on how to use them soon. Till then, for all those in the know, here is a compilation of the latest usenet search and nzb sites split into 2 categories: those that require registration and those that do not.
No registration required
- Binsearch [Search]
- BinTube [Search]
- TVNZB [Posts]
- MegaNZB [Search]
- NewzBox [Search/Posts]
- Newzleech [Search]
- NZBIndex.nl [Search]
- NZBMovieSeeker [Posts]
- NZBTvSeeker [Posts]
- NZBs(dot)org [Posts]
There's no doubt there are good free versions around, but for a tiny amount a week with Newzbin you can get a really quality service with lots of added features. Sign up is closed however, so if you get a chance to get an invite in to Newzbin - make sure you jump on it.
If you know any more or indeed better sites, please leave a comment and we'll update this list accordingly (will be posted every few months, so subscribe to our feed/twitter).
Want to try out these NZB sites for free?
You'll need a usenet provider for that, lucky for you the 3 quality providers below are all offering free trials: