As far as NZB sites go, PirateNZB isn’t lacking. It comes with an API (though right now it’s limited to VIPs) and new releases are starting to come in every day. However, you may still be wondering if it’s worth your time.
One major advantage you’ll notice right off the bat when using PirateNZB is the near complete lack of advertisements. Finding the information you want, therefore, is extremely easy and searches are largely unencumbered.
Like we mentioned at the beginning, PirateNZB makes new releases available every day. This site may very well become your go-to source for NZB. While they don’t host the NZBs you’re looking for, they do make searching for them far easier. Once they’re available, PirateNZB will offer access to an NZB for 2,145 days.
Searches are made easier thanks to the three different methods the site provides. PirateNZBusers can utilize the AND operator when multiple words are in the search. You can also add a caret symbol to a word to search for titles that begin with it. Double dashes can also be used to ensure search results exclude a given word. A pipe will represent an “or”, allowing you to find look for titles that contain one word or another.
Full access to the PirateNZB API is located at api.PirateNZB.cr. Amongst other things, users can configure it for searching Couchpotato, Sickbeard and NZB drone. Again, you have to be logged in as a VIP to access it though.
You can choose from two membership levels. The first is free and the other, VIP version costs only £5 for an entire year. It’s pretty cool that the company will accept Bitcoin payments as well.
With VIP status,you get automatic upgrades. It also comes with a number of other benefits like 1,000 downloads per day and another 5,000 API hits. It also provides the user with XXX and PreDB access. You receive 10 invites and email support too. Free users either don’t get these benefits or at least not to the same degree (for example, you’ll only get 10 downloads per day, compared to 1,000).
Given how many NZB sites have gone down in the past and how user-friendly PirateNZB is, this site is definitely worth considering. Even if you’ve never used an NZB site before, you’ll find that PirateNZB offers new users the most generous learning curve, especially when you consider that you can start for free.