NZBgeek is a leading Usenet indexer but is its membership fee worth it compared to the alternatives?
NZBgeek has a history dating back to 2012. And during that time, they’ve established themselves as one of the more respected Usenet indexers on the market, with a large and loyal userbase.
But are they worth checking out? Or should you pick another indexer instead? Let’s take a look.
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NZBgeek Review: Price & Memberships
NZBgeek’s plans are very affordable, and they give you a few different options to choose from, with discounts for longer plans.
- 6 months - $6
- 12 months - $12
- 2 years - $18
- 5 years - $40
- Lifetime - $30 Note: NZBGeek no longer offers new Lifetime subscriptions. But existing Lifetime memberships will still be honored.
Payments can be made with credit card, Bitcoin, or gift card.
There’s also a 3-day trial for new members, if you want to give the service a spin before shelling out your hard-earned cash (or Bitcoin).
As a new member, the trial starts as soon as you register. From then, you have 3 days to try the service for yourself.
How to Register on NZBgeek
Different from Usenet indexers like DogNZB or DrunkenSlug, NZBgeek has open registration.
Signing up is as simple as picking a username/password and filling out a short registration form.
Until you pay for a membership, most of NZBgeek’s features will be unavailable to you. But you can still have a poke around with an unpaid membership.
NZBgeek Review: Top Features
Here are some of our favorite NZBgeek features.
- GeekSeek - the GeekSeek and other “Seek” features whether for movies or TV give you tons of options for finding the files you want, allowing you to sort by min and max file size, resolution, age, and more.
- 99.9%+ Uptime (read more below)
- Affordable pricing
- No ads
- Bitcoin and gift card payments accepted for maximum privacy
- Active live chat and forum
- Can sync with IMDB watchlist
Is NZBgeek Down?
NZBGeek did go through some extended downtime recently after a major data breach.
But it's now back in business, with a new and improved interface to boot.
For most of its history, NZBGeek's had some really good uptime, so you can count on them to be up when you need them, especially if you pair it with a top-quality Usenet provider.
As you’d expect, the NZBgeek API supports a number of third-party apps for easy integration & Usenet automation including SABnzbd, Sonarr, etc.
- NZBgeek & SABnzbd? Yes!
- NZBgeek & NZBGet? Yes!
- NZBgeek & Sonarr? Yes!
- NZBgeek & Sickbeard? Yes!
- NZBgeek & CouchPotato? Yes!
- NZBgeek & Headphones? Yes!
What Kind of Content is NZBgeek Best For?
We ran NZBgeek through a variety of search experiments to get an idea of how the indexer compared in terms of content.
What we found is that NZBgeek excels when it comes to the following content:
- lossless music
- XXX material
NZBgeek was a bit weak only when it comes to foreign content, so you may have trouble finding films from your favorite French or Russian director, if you are in to that sort of thing.
NZBgeek also lags behind a bit compared to other indexers, including DogNZB, in terms of UHD content, but we're being a little picky on that one.
- related: read our full DogNZB Review
The experiments we ran above for NZBgeek were done side-by-side with two of their biggest competitors, DogNZB and NZBPlanet.
These two indexers are the most common NZBgeek alternatives you’ll see mentioned.
DogNZB has both free and paid account but by invitation-only while NZBPlanet is open but has only paid accounts
- related: our table comparing all Usenet Indexers showing which ones are free, paid, invite-only etc.
NZBgeek Review: Conclusion
So, we’ve looked at NZBgeek’s pricing, features, and content.
NZBgeek offers very affordable subscriptions, starting at just $1 per month (for six months). And sign-up couldn’t be easier.
NZBgeek indexer has got plenty of content, and it has some interesting search features, like GeekSeek, to help you find and get what you are looking for.
Although their overall UI may not be the prettiest, this isn’t a problem if you’re automating your Usenet downloads using the NZBgeek API.
So, is NZBgeek worth it? We’d say yes, it is! NZBgeek represents very good value in a Usenet indexer. It’s not perfect, but it’s still one of the better indexers – and it’s cheap to boot.
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I’ve tried the “free trial.” I didn’t get three days, but only three NZBs. They were for an old tv shows. None of them completed because SABnzbd said the files could not be repaired due to missing blocks. Not impressed