NZBGrabit has been around since 2012 and has a large community and good reputation among Usenet users.
But its forum-style layout is a little different than other top NZB indexers, and there are some other little quirks to consider.
Which begs the question: is NZBGrabit actually any good? Keep reading for our full review.
NZBGrabit Review: Pricing
NZBGrabit offers several pricing tiers to choose from. We’ve listed the prices in dollars, though you’ll be charged in pounds.
- Free – 10 Downloads Per Day and 20 Days Retention
- Supporter – 100 Downloads Per Day and 2000 Days Retention
$8.49 per month or $18.28 per year or $22.20 for 3 years
- Super Supporter – 200 Downloads Per Day and 3000 Days Retention
$10.45 per month or $20.24 per year or $24.80 for 3 years
- Lifetime Super Supporter – 200 Downloads Per Day and 3000 Days Retention
$78.36 for 25 years / 300 months
As you can see, the long-term subscriptions are the much better deal. For instance, you get 2 more years of service for around $4 if you pay for 3 years upfront, instead of 1.
How to Register for NZBGrabit
NZBGrabit has open registration and the sign up process is pretty straightforward. But there are some things that you’ll find different from other NZB search sites.
For starters, it asks you for your country and date of birth when filling out your registration form. Though you can (and probably should) give false info, especially for your DOB.
Once you’re signed up, you have to introduce yourself on the forum before you’re able to access and download NZBs.
NZBGrabit Review: Top Features
Here are some of the features you can look forward to when using NZBGrabit:
- Open registration
- Free membership tier available
- Up to 3000+ days retention
- No advertisements
- Active forum and community
- Make requests for files that you can’t find
- SSL encryption for all downloads
NZBGrabit Review: Disadvantages
While NZBGrabit has some things going for it, it’s not without its drawbacks. Here are some of the main ones we noticed:
- Memberships of 1 year or less are more expensive than most NZB sites
- Highest-tier (Super Supporter) membership only allows 200 NZB downloads per day
- No API provided, which makes Usenet automation pretty much impossible
- Forum-style layout can make finding files take longer
- Some may not appreciate the community aspect
Not sure about NZBGrabit? Here are some of the best alternatives:
- NZBGeek – NZBGeek is one of the most accessible and affordable NZB sites around, with a large selection of the latest media.
Read our full NZBGeek review to find out more.
- DrunkenSlug – DrunkenSlug only opens registration a few times per year, but it’s well worth it if you can get a membership.
Read our full DrunkenSlug review to find out more.
- NZB.su – NZB.su has one of the largest content libraries you’ll find, and registration is completely open.
Read our full NZB.su review to find out more.
For even more options, check out our post on the Best NZB Sites.
NZBGrabit Review: Wrap-Up
So, now that we’ve talked about NZBGrabit’s pricing, features, and even a few drawbacks, let’s sum it up: is NZBGrabit worth it?
We have mixed feelings, to be honest. NZBGrabit does have a unique layout and active community. You can even make requests! But on the other hand, you’re paying quite a premium for an NZB site that doesn’t have an API and only offers 200 downloads per day.
In short, it’s worth checking out, especially since there’s a free tier. But if you only choose one NZB indexer, one of the alternatives above would probably serve you better.