GetNZB Review

GetNZB Review
4 / 5
GetNZB Review
Rating 4 Stars
Price $47.55 for 90 Days
Features Newsreader and NZB
Intuitive Client with
Integrated PAR2 Repair
Multiple Languages

GetNZB is a bit different than the typical USENET access provider. In fact, you don’t need to use an access provider to use this program, which is essentially designed to hunt down and download NZB files. When you choose to download a file from GetNZB, it will check multiple sources for that file and keep retrying until it finds all the parts.

One of the features that this service advertises is that it will continue looking for missing parts of your files, ensuring that, if it cannot find them, the file is simply not there. The newsreader also allows you to search through verified files, making it easy to avoid the spam that tends to get uploaded to the USENET system sometimes.

Newsgroup Binary Retention

GetNZB offers high retention, currently set at 2,109. According to its FAQ, if you’re unable to find a file, it may be because the binary itself was posted more than three years ago.


GetNZB offers a relatively simple pricing model. You can get:

  • Mini: 3 days of unlimited access with a 6 Mb/s download speed and three threads for $5.95
  • Lite: 7 days of unlimited access with a 10 Mb/s download ceiling and five threads for $10.85
  • Classic: 30 days of unlimited traffic at 20 Mb/s and 10 threads for $16.85
  • Deluxe: 90 days of unlimited access at 30 Mb/s with 15 threads for $47.55
  • Annual: 365 days of unlimited access at 30 Mb/s with 15 threads at $97.75

Check their website for more details about their pricing plans.

Free Trial Details

There is currently a 1 gigabyte free trial available so you can give this service an assessment without having to pay anything. It does not require that you enter a credit card number, which makes it very convenient.

Newsgroup Download Speed

A speed test will be conducted shortly, but the maximum speed available from this provider is the aforementioned 30 Mb/s.


GetNZB provides you with built in SSL encryption to protect your anonymity. They advertise using military grade encryption to protect your privacy.

Other Nice Features

GetNZB has a great newsreader that has multiple language interfaces. If you happen to speak German, Russian, French or Spanish as your first language, it’s a good option.

The service also comes with a search verification feature that’s worth taking a look at. The new version of their newsreader, 1.236, has a feature built into it that verifies NZB files to see if they’re worth your bandwidth. If the file has been downloaded and proven to be real, the file will download for you, as well. The information comes from an index of Newznab data, specifically the boards where users share information on real vs. fake files.

The developers are currently working on making the verified search the default, and only, option for searching over their service, which would certainly be an improvement over downloading spam files!


Between the verified search and the multi-language support on their newsreader, GetNZB has some very nice features that go along with their service. The pricing structure is also good and all of your downloads are protected via SSL, so you have good privacy here.

The free trial offer is very good and, if you’re interested in checking them out, it’s easy to do, since it doesn’t require a credit card to sign up for the trial.

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2 Comments about GetNZB Review

  • Avatar of Fred
    Fred on

    the software is fast, simple and it has a nice interface
    also the downloader has a unpacker and a verify-repair tool
    and if a file is corrupt, the downloader wil download the file again till its correct.
    GetNZB is A great Nzb downloader!! a must have for downloaders

  • Avatar of Nigel
    Nigel on

    I stumbled across GetNZB, when I was looking for somewhere (anywhere) that I could download “xxxxxxxxxxxxx” by xxx xxx without having to sign up for Audible — which, let’s face it, is one of the most awful deals you could sign up for in terms of audiobooks. I’m blind, so I can sometimes struggle with new software and I can’t say that I found GetNZB all that intuitive. However, I persisted and I finally got what appeared to be a download running and I was really pleased — until it hit just over 96% and stalled. Okay, it seemed that I had to sign up for the premium edition to be out to get the rest of my download — which wouldn’t have been so bad, if any of the links will enable me to sign up for the Premium version did anything else other than timeouts on my browser. Just before you get started trying to make out this was my fault… there is nothing whatsoever wrong with the browser. So, I ended up by wasting well over an hour and came away empty-handed. Not the most positive of experiences and none of it my fault! how about a freebie, GetNZB, for giving me the runaround!

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