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Oznzb Review

Oznzb has been online since Jan 2013. The site has an impressive amount of releases and is filling out their indexes with new material at present. Currently, the site goes back four and a half years and has more than 2,500,000 releases on it. The developers say that translates to almost 52,000 pages and that the index is being filled up with more new releases on a daily basis as well as adding more group and backfilling those.  This is definitely one of the best indexers we have reviewed in that developers seem to know what they are doing.

Recently Oznzb has released a new advanced reporting feature that highlights all releases that have been reported, they allow users to one click report passworded, spam, not available and other – each one of these will color the release in a different color that makes it easy for other users to identify.

Also when we talked to them recently they said “We are also working on integrating the reported releases feature with our API so that Sabnzbd, CP,  etc can feed back on some releases and ignore ones that have been reported.”

Technical Details

This site is based on the popular Newznab platform. OZnzb supports RSS feeds and an API is available to users. The site runs on dedicated hardware, with 8 CPUs, 32GB of ram and 800GB of storage. The bandwidth for the site is unlimited and the developers can pull more resources when needed. It’s currently hosted in Australia at a T1 datacenter.  The developers say they are working on add more backend servers to handle the release processing and improve update speeds.

The site has a nicely integrated PHP forum available to all users with some great technical support articles for setting up Couch Potato, SickBeard, and other API based software to work with the site . They ask that users support the community by adding reviews and votes to releases.

This site only supports SSL, offering privacy to users. Actually downloading files with SSL, of course, will require that you have a USENET access provider who offers that encryption, which our favorite providers do.

Key Site Features

  • All connections SSL based to the site.
  • Complete API support for Couch Potato, SickBeard, Headphones, and more.
  • Site is hosted behind some serious computing power and seems to have very fast internet connection.
  • Tightly integrated feature rich PHPbb forum that does not make you leave the site.
  • Integrated IRC chat channel on the menus.
  • Search results allow you to preview video and audio releases before downloading.
  • Custom made release rating system that lets users rate video and audio quality a score out of 10, as well as overall thumbs up and down.
  • The search engine and forums were very fast and responsive.
  • Very clean and easy to use user interface.

They are compatible with the following:


The Content

On the servers, you’ll find plenty of videos and music, but the site does not discriminate against other types of content and users are welcome to make requests that new newsgroups be added to the index. There are currently 147 groups indexed by the server and they add new ones regularly. There are currently in excess of 2,500,000 files on the system.

The content goes back 1630 days at present on most groups, and the developers are increasing that as they backfill their groups.  Content is currently updated at least every 10 minutes and sometimes sooner, they are aiming to get this down to every 3 minutes uses a checking process to make sure that there aren’t any spam password-protected files in their indexes, bringing up the quality of the content on their site. The developers say this helps a lot but they are still not immune to the rar inside rar password protected releases.

Membership Levels

  • Freeloader: Zero spend
    • 5 Downloads / 5 API Calls per day (5/5)
    • Invites 0
    • Forum Status Icon – Freeloader
  • VIP: Spend $16.00 or above – 1 year VIP Status
    • 100 Downloads / 1000 API Calls per day (100/1000)
    • Invites 5
    • Forum Status Icon – VIP
  • +VIP+: Spend $30.00 or above – 2 year +VIP+ Status
    • 250 Downloads / 2500 API Calls per day (250/2500)
    • Invites 15
    • Forum Status Icon – +VIP+
  • LEGEND: Spend $55.00 or above – Lifetime LEGEND Status
    • 2000 Downloads / 10000 API Calls per day (2000/10000)
    • Invites 30
    • Forum Status Icon – LEGEND

Based on what we have seen OZnzb do over the last two years months we recommend that you check them out!

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16 Comments about Oznzb Review

  1. MalFie on May 18th, 2013

    Not a criticism, just an observation..

    Your index page has misspelled SIGNING in SINGING UP

    I think 😉

    Great site, keep it up, please.

  2. ho1y on June 1st, 2013

    is this site down

  3. Rob on October 12th, 2013

    I have been a member on Oz since March. Great site, every week new improvements are added so it is great to see my support not going to waste like some of the other “crawlers” which have popped up this year. Forums are really helpful as well, starting to feel like a true “Matrix” replacement.

  4. Tim on October 13th, 2013

    Great spot, has a lot of the old Matrix members on the forums, and the comments on the nzbs are very useful.

  5. Tom on February 22nd, 2014

    This site has miles to go before it is up to the class of some of the others available. In a nutshell it is over cluttered newznab+, missing a lot of content.

  6. Troy on April 3rd, 2014

    I agree with Tom,

    Miscategorized / rubbish releases, some added fancy features doesn’t detract from the fact that it is a prettied up newznab+ site.

  7. Wierdbeard65 on May 8th, 2014

    Why can’t they just sell membership? I’d happily just shell out the $16.00 to get access to more than 5 call / downloads per day.

  8. 2low4u on May 25th, 2014

    Awesome site, heaps of content and helpful mods

  9. Bob on December 9th, 2014

    I agree with Wierdbeard65. I wish they would accept bitcoin. Oznzb is a top indexer, with top content, but the process of becoming a VIP member is cumbersome and shady.

  10. iceman on January 23rd, 2015

    @bob we do accept bitcoin, wallet details on the site in the blue bar under articles. find me in our irc channel if you need help

  11. What? on March 5th, 2015

    You guys have got to be kidding right? This site is rubbish! Unusable for the past 3 months. Anyone saying anything good about this site is deluded or paid.

    ‘The Best’ they call themselves.Don’t waste your money.Read their forums.

  12. Bob on March 23rd, 2015

    I have to agree with What. This site is pure crap and all of the positive reviews are most likely the mods and staff, or a paid shill

  13. iceman on March 28th, 2015

    yes please make sure you come and read our forums, we had a few growing pains due to server load, its been address and yet again we have proven why we are the BEST Indexer… come and see for your self

  14. Bigboy on December 7th, 2015

    Great indexer. Honestly cannot fault it.

  15. davis on December 24th, 2015

    I get more unuseable releases from this indexer than I do useable ones – passworded, encrypted, phantom, and mislabeled. Or ‘cannot complete’ for some reason or other. I don’t have the same problems on other indexing sites.

  16. Not_davis on February 6th, 2016

    @davis. Come on mate. I’m never completely happy with an indexing site since Matrix went belly-up. That said, NZB is doing its best to prevent members wasting bandwidth ($) and time downloading unusable crap. My provider is (finally) removing stuff instead of crippling it. I’m out of it completely before the end of the year because I’m a realist.
    Don’t blame the indexer and don’t blame the provider. Copyright holders are (quite rightly) flexing their muscle. It’s a sign of the times and like it or lump it, the good ol’ days are gone.

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