NZB Search Engine Sites for Usenet
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NZB search engine and NZB sites will help you find what you are looking for on Usenet. NZB sites go down/offline and new ones keep popping up.

Below is a fresh list of all active NZB sites.

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: 13-12-2016

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.

1) – Closed !

– based on Spotnet (Dutch), controlled NZBs divided in categories
– advanced search options

– no SABnzbd support
– only in Dutch


– biggest NZB index database
– SABnzbd support

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


– better SABnzbd implantation than
– better search filter
– spam filter

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

4) (invite only)

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

– less content compared to others
– not 100% free

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

In my 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 en

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

Choose if you like 44% lifetime discount on the best Usenet provider – or first get free Usenet access for at least 2 months.

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  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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