Faster, Anonymous, Unbelievable Content


Top 10 Providers

  1. Newshosting
  2. UseNetServer
  3. NewsDemon
  4. Astraweb
  5. Easynews
  6. ThunderNews
  7. NewsgroupDirect
  8. Ngroups.NET
  9. Supernews
  10. Giganews

Provider Specials

  1. Newhosting
    $9.99 a mo
    $99 a year
  2. UseNetServer
    $10 a month
    $95 a year
  3. NewsDemon
    $9.99 a month
  4. Easynews
    $9.95 a month
  5. Astraweb
    $11 a month
    $96 a year

Free Usenet Trials

  1. Easynews
    10 GB Free Trial
  2. Newhosting
    30 GB Free Trial
  3. UseNetServer
    10 GB Free Trial
  4. NewsDemon
    15 GB Free Trial
  5. Ngroups
    5 GB Free Trial

Finding Content

Most services include a newsgroup search function that allows you to find your favorite newsgroups. Newsgroups are organized into nine main categories to help you find the information you are seeking:

Hierarchy Description Examples


Not confined to newsgroups of any specific subject or type



Computer-related discussions, comp.sys


Humanities topics such as literature, religion, history, etc.


Miscellaneous topics that do not belong in other hierarchies,,


Newsgroup-related matters such as the creation/removal of newsgroups, abuse issues, etc.

news.groups, news.admin


Entertainment and recreation discussions



Discussions relating to Science

sci.physics, sci.research


Social discussions, current events and chatting



Talk about a wide variety of controversial discussions and topics. Lively debates happen here.

talk.religion, talk.politics, talk.bizarre

Finding information on Usenet is easy! Just follow the steps below and you will be on your way!

Step 1: Search for Content

Special Note: We are proud to announce that our pick for Best Overall Usenet Provider — Newshosting — has created a superb set of video tutorials to help new Usenet users become familiar with the most common newsgroup activities. The second video teaches users how to search for and download content from newsgroups using the four most popular news clients (Newsbin Pro, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, and Unison for Macs). Check out the tutorial here.

  1. Search for content and download an NZB file using your newsreader's built-in search capability or using one of the following online Usenet Search Engines:
  2. If you would like to preview a file before you download you can check out one of the "Web Thumbnail" systems like:
  3. Download or create an NZB file then import this to your newsreader. Web indexing sites such as NZBIndex, NZBMatrix,, or will greatly improve the efficiency of this process by using NZB files to enable you to directly download material from Usenet without having to pre-fetch the headers.

Step 2: Open Your NZB's

Open the NZB file with your Usenet newsreader program to start the download.