The Best Usenet Client Of 2019

Usenet has evolved considerably (Usenet is now stealth), Newsreaders have greatly improved, too. These days a Newsreader is absolutely essential to download obfuscated Usenet files.

There have been many changes in the way Usenet up-loaders provide content to Usenet. Now Posters give their uploaded movies random filenames, containing numbers and letters and spread the parts across numerous Newsgroups. These stealth files have obfuscated names in order to hide their content and these releases improve your completion rates.

Most of the time obfuscated or scrambled Usenet filenames can be revealed with the latest versions of either NH Newsreader, NZBGet or SABnzbd by running the PARs through quickpar to repair the filenames in the posts to reveal the actual real unscrambled filename (the par2 file will rename the rars with the right name).

Lately a new type of obfuscation technique is used. Files are uploaded as a bunch of randomly named files without extensions. Only NZBGet and Sabnzbd support this latest obfuscation method. NZBGet and SABnzbd are similar as the user interface runs entirely in your web browser. With a slight advantage for SABnzbd, because the interface and options are a bit more clear

Of course, no matter which newsreader you choose, you’ll need a Usenet provider to use it with and some place to find content via NZB sites (NZBGeek - NZBFinder). An NZB file contains a list of pointers to the parts of a file that you can download from Usenet. NZB gives the newsreaders all necessary information to recover the file: name and date of post, number of articles, post group

Usenet Providers Free Newsreader

Newshosting

Usenet rating

Price $8.33 / Month 

> 4,050 days, Uncapped speeds, Unlimited downloads, SSL, Free Newsreader, Free VPN

Newshosting Usenet Browser 

Free with a Newshosting Usenet plan 

Eweka

Usenet rating

Price 7 € / Month 

> 4,050 days, Speeds up to 300 Mbit, Unlimited downloads, SSL, EU Servers

NewsLazer Newsreader

The Newslazer newsreader comes free with an Eweka plan.  

Below you’ll find a list of our top five newsgroup newsreaders. 

newshosting free newsreader

Price: Free with a Newshosting Usenet plan or you can try it for free with a 14 day Newshosting Usenet trial

Features:

NZB Files Supported

Built-in search functionality 

Automatic search

Preview movies

Thumbnail View

Automatically repair and extract

Supports SSL

Multiservers (Tweaknews)

Free search

Headers: Yes

Newshosting Newsreader works with Usenet obfuscation techniques:

Random filenames, containing numbers and letters (the par2 file will rename the rars with the right name).

Mixed NewsGroups: Obfuscate NZBs that have been posted across a Number of Binary NewsGroups

Double Binary group: ab.alt.binaries

Hidden Newsgroups

Our review:

Downloading files using the free Usenet browser offered by Newshosting is very simple to use and is very powerful: Just search, click and download.

The Newshosting Usenet Browser features both integrated search and full newsgroup access, meaning you can use the newsreader however you prefer. 

You experience and enjoy the Usenet without having to leave the newsreader.

Highly Recommended

NZBGet free newsreader

Price: Free

Features:

NZB Files Supported

Automatically repair and extract

Multiservers

Fast deobfuscation

Apps like Sonarr, Sickrage, Radarr, Headphones and more can integrate with NZBGet and automate your download process

Supports SSL

NZBget works with Usenet obfuscation techniques:

Random filenames, containing numbers and letters (the par2 file will rename the rars with the right name).

Mixed NewsGroups: Obfuscate NZBs that have been posted across a Number of Binary NewsGroups

Double Binary group: ab.alt.binaries

Hidden Newsgroups

Bunch of randomly named files without extensions

Our review:

NZBGet makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything for you. All you have to do is add an NZB file. NZBGet takes over from there (included accurate deobfuscation of file names), where it will be automatically downloaded, verified, repaired, extracted and filed away with zero human interaction.

NzbGet is one of the best free newsreader clients out there.

sabnzbd free newsreader

Price: Free

Features:

NZB Files Supported

Support for multiple Usenet providers

Automatically repair and extract 

Fast deobfuscation

Apps like Sonarr, Sickrage, Radarr, Headphones and more can integrate with SABnzbd and automate your download process

Supports SSL

Sabnzbd works with Usenet obfuscation techniques:

Random filenames, containing numbers and letters (the par2 file will rename the rars with the right name).

Mixed NewsGroups: Obfuscate NZBs that have been posted across a Number of Binary NewsGroups

Double Binary group: ab.alt.binaries

Hidden Newsgroups

Bunch of randomly named files without extensions

Our review:

SABnzbd is a free and reliable newsreader that specializes in binary files. All you have to do is add an NZB file and SABnzbd takes over from there.

Sabnzbd is very easy to install, especially because it comes with a wizard which guides you on the steps.

Usenet - momentum-client

Price: Free

Features:

NZB Files Supported

Support for multiple Usenet providers

Free search: NZBindex, Spotnet, NewzBee

Automatically repair and extract

Headers: Yes

You can add comments

Momentum Usenet client works with Usenet obfuscation techniques:

Random filenames, containing numbers and letters (the par2 file will rename the rars with the right name).

Mixed NewsGroups: Obfuscate NZBs that have been posted across a Number of Binary NewsGroups

Double Binary group: ab.alt.binaries

Hidden Newsgroups

Bunch of randomly named files without extensions

Our review:

Momentum is fast, free and very easy to use. Momentum will let you explore the Usenet. The searchbar (NZBindex, Spotnet, NewzBee) is included in Momentum.

Spotnet 2.0

Price: Free

Features:

NZB Files Supported

Automatically repair and extract 

Read and reply to comments

You can add SPOTS

Supports SSL

Free search

Our review:

With Spotnet 2.0 you can search and download any content on Spotnet

Spotweb is a Dutch system. My favourite programme from Spotweb is Spotnet 2.0. The interface is great, translated into English, and you can search for films by category or thanks to a search engine. Users post a Spot including a SPOT file to download, an explanatory image and a description of the file.

If you combine Eweka with the Spotnet protocol, you are all set. It’s the easiest and most efficient way to download about anything.