NZBStars has two years under its belt as a USENET indexer. The site has a 2 year index of NZBs and a growing membership. The site does work a bit differently than many of the other indexers we’ve profiled in recent months.
NZBStars is based on SpotNet and is essentially a web-based version of that service. SpotNet allows users to place “spots” on the service and functions as a binary resource indexer for the USENET system.
The indexes on NZBStars are updated every 5 minutes. The site does not offer RSS feeds, but does have an API. The site is in the process of backfilling its groups. The developers do not say how many groups they have indexed on their system.
The SpotNet features include the ability to search Sickbeard and CouchPotato. The technology is also compatible with the popular SABnzbd downloading software. SpotNet can run on NAS devices and allows users to create watch lists and to download multiple files. It also has a built-in spam reporting feature. Nzbstars is a decentralized system, so the files are not stored on any one server.
SpotNet can be integrated with Growl, Notify My Android, Prowl, Twitter and Boxcar, according to the site for the software. It also allows users to post comments on the system.
There is currently no VIP status on the NZBStars site. The site does not have an invite-only policy, however. The site is advertiser supported, so users will see some ads on their pages.
There aren’t any forums on the site but, of course, SpotNet allows users to post comments on the system, so there is interaction. Being able to report spam is also a nice feature that users should be able to find some use in.
All of the users on this service will find themselves at the same level on this service. There are currently more than 3,000 members on this system at present and the developers say that those user numbers are growing very rapidly.
With any NZB indexer site, it’s best to access the files that the NZB points to using a USENET provider that offers SSL security. All of the preferred providers listed on our site offer SSL encryption, ensuring that you can download any binaries you want without anyone being able to monitor your activity or infringe upon your privacy.
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