NZB Search Engine Sites for Usenet
4.8 (96%) 5 votes

Times have changed significantly when it comes to NZB search engines. Long gone are the days of using Newzbin and NZBMatrix. Back then you had to manually pull NZB files using popular NZB sites. Nowadays it has become a lot simpler and is relatively automated.

All you have to do is to set up a client like, for example, SABnzbd or NZBGet and via API call you can connect to your favorite NZB site. And you are ready to start pulling content. You get plenty of API calls from SABnzbd, Sickbeard, Sonarr and CouchPotato and they are just some of the clients the best NZB sites integrate with.

Why do most of the sites use Newznab, you might wonder. Besides it being a technical coding issue, Newzneb and nZEDb are included by the most popular platforms, but you might also come across the occasional custom interface and Vbulletin sites. We have taken many parameters into consideration to come up with the best NZB sites of summer 2017.

In order to download the content referenced in the NZB files, you will still need a Usenet provider, no matter which NZB site you choose. Why not use the best Usenet provider and our favorite since many years: Newshosting.

RankNZB Inedexer SitesPrice/YrFree AccountQTY of NZB'sFeatures
1NZBPlanet$9V2.000.000- NZB Queue Feature
- VIP Forum
- Unlimited NZB's
- Newznab+
2GingaDADDY$17V1.031.379-Customized RSS Direct Feeds
- No Ads
- Newznab+
3Nzb - Tortuga$6V3.717.055-Free Full Access NZB Trial
- Every day 25.000 API calls
- Accepts Bitcoin
- Newznab NZB software
4NZB Grabit$12V500.000-Unlimited NZB's
- Usenet search
- Spam filtering
- Geek Seek
5NZB Geek$12V500.000-Unlimited NZB's
- Usenet search
- Spam filtering
- Geek Seek
6Dog Nzb$20V1.000.000- NZB watchlist
- Usenet search
- Invite only
- Vbulletin$10V2.000.000- VIP is ad free
- VIP forum
- SSL enabled
- 2.000 days binary
8NZBFinder$20V500.000- Unlimited downloads
- SSL protection
- Spotweb pro elite account

NZB site list:

This list is being updated, watch out for new ones.
Thanks to all who posted suggestions in the comments, keep them coming!

Last update: Summer 2017

  1. NZBPlanet
  2. GingaDaddy
  3. NZB-Tortuga
  4. NZB Grabit
  5. NZB Geek
  6. Dog NZB
  7. (Read review below)
  8. NZBFinder


NZB search engines

With NZB search engines you can search Usenet through your browser. If you know how to search, you could find more than on the above listed NZB sites. However, you should watch out for malware and viruses.

Short reviews

1) (invite only)

We liked:
– controlled NZBs divided in categories
– easy-view
– SABnzbd support
– RSS feeds

We didn’t like:
– less content compared to others
– not 100% free


We liked:
– biggest NZB index database
– SABnzbd support

We didn’t like:
– shows lot’s of spam and other crap if you don’t use the right keywords


We liked:
– better SABnzbd implantation than
– better search filter
– spam filter

We didn’t like:
– shows lot’s of spam and other crap if you don’t use the right keywords

And all the other NZB sites which you should review by yourself.


In our experience Spotweb is the best NZBMatrix alternative. Thanks to the strong community, you can read and reply to comments concerning a certain release. If you can’t find it on Spotweb, your best chances finding it are on and

If you prefer using an application instead of site, check out Spotnet or Spotlite. There are many other NZB sites but we just mentioned the ones we use.

Get free Usenet access, but sure you cancel it timely. And after that, you can get via Shareconnector over 50% lifetime discount on the best Usenet provider.

Please share this page on Facebook, Twitter etc. if you like it. Leave any worthwhile NZB sites in the comments. Cheers!


  1. guys, thought id whip together a community indexer site running using newznab.
    I have decided to do registration in stages of 100 users and see how it goes.
    Its currently backfilling at the moment so theres not a great deal indexed yet but hopefully its just a matter of time. i aiming for 420 usenet sites with 350 days retention (havent got a clue how much GB that will take so a bit trial and error at the moment or whether my server is man enough)

    Let me know your thoughts!

  2. Better suggestions in the comments than the article itself. :)

    If this GetNZB application is legit, it seems amazing. I\’m downloading at 10x the speed I normally get. WTF! Hope I\’m not injecting some BS into my PC. Anyone know about this executable? Not a lot of info available…

  3. It\’s pretty serious. Free Public indexer, meh, ok. Certainly as good as those you pay VIP for to get extra downloads. Private VIP indexer, mind blowing!! Awesome community, which I think is everything the Matrix had going for it. Check out the forums which is your first port of call.

  4. Most of these won\’t allow sickbeard to be used, since they have a request limit and after just a few attempts, they refuse api authentication permanently thereafter. Mine is only set to search every 30mins and yet this it seems is not allowed.

    Does anyone have some reliable ones I can add?
    I\’ve tried most of these with the same inevitable result. They work for a short time, then just fail.

  5. I must say was quite amazing. I think it\’s my favorite was nice, but very slow to browse. is a minimum $10 and isn\’t worth it the way things stand today.

  6. features:

    Free, for now everyone can register, (this could change in the near future)
    It\’s fast and the index is updated every 30 min\’s
    Customizable filter system from within the system.
    Posting of comments and spots.
    Showing and filtering on new spots since the last view.
    Easy to download multiple files.
    Rating of spots.
    Integration with Sick beard and CouchPotato as a \’newznab\’ provider.
    Both central as user-specific blacklist support built-in.
    Spam reporting.
    Easy layout customization by providing custom CSS.
    Boxcar/Growl/Notify My Android/Notify/Prowl and Twitter integration.
    Spot statistics on your system.
    Sabnzbd and nzbget integration.

    Great site, free registration, Go check this one out!

  7. PirateNZB – NZB Indexer

    Free User account limited to 5 downloads per day and 2 API hits
    Automated VIP upgrade for £5 GBP per year or £15 GBP per lifetime (Bitcoin or PayPal)
    Enforced SSL for site browsing
    1500 days backfill and indexing 192 groups
    Previews TV, Movies, XXX and Audio for VIP members
    VIP members allowed 1000 downloads per day and 5000 API hits
    Fake and Passworded releases automatically removed
    16 CPU Cores and over 24GB of RAM used to index Usenet
    Using the nZEDb platform

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