OZnzb got into the Usenet game way back in 2013 and quickly built up a sizable userbase. However, things have changed a lot since then, including how NZBs are indexed and how OZnzb is run.
With that in mind, is OZnzb still worth using? Or are there better alternatives? Keep reading to find out.
OZnzb Review: Pricing
So, let’s start with price. Here’s what an OZnzb membership currently costs:
- Free – 5 Downloads and 5 API Hits Per Day
No forum access
- VIP – 100 Downloads and 1000 API Hits Per Day
$16 for one year of service
- VIP+ – 250 Downloads and 2500 API Hits Per Day
$30 for two years of service
- Lifetime – 2000 Downloads and 10000 API Hits Per Day
$55 for lifetime access
How do these prices compare to their competitors? Well, they’re not the most expensive, but they’re also not the cheapest. And for what you’re paying, the NZB and API limits are pretty low.
As an example, one of the alternatives we list below, NZBGeek, offers unlimited downloads and API hits for only $12 per year.
How to Register for OZnzb
OZnzb has open registration and a limited free membership tier, so signing up is pretty straightforward.
Simply go to the OZnzb home page, click on Register, enter the info requested, create a password, and you’re in. You can then try the service out or go ahead and pay for a full membership.
OZnzb Review: Top Features
Here are some of the things we like about OZnzb:
- Free membership tier available
- Over 2,000+ days retention and finds older content that some sites can’t
- Over 2.5+ million NZBs to choose from
- Paid members get access to the site’s built-in forum
- Integrates well with Usenet automation software, including Sonarr, Radarr, and others
- All downloads protected by SSL encryption
- RSS feed available
OZnzb Review: Disadvantages
But there are also some things we don't like, including:
- The site has had issues with extended downtime for over a year; even though the site might technically be “online”, users either can’t access it or can’t download using the API
- No or little obfuscation support, meaning you can’t find the newest and hottest files
- Downloads and API hits are rather limited for the price (only 100 to 250 NZBs per day for VIP and VIP+ members)
OZnzb Review: Alternatives
With OZnzb's downtime and other issues, these alternatives are worth trying instead:
- NZBGeek – NZBGeek is affordable, reliable, and offers tons of content. That’s why it’s one of our most recommended NZB sites, whether you’re a newbie or a veteran.
Learn more about the service in our full NZBGeek review.
- DrunkenSlug – Unfortunately, DrunkenSlug only opens registration to the public a few times per year. But if you can get your foot in the door, it’s one of the best indexers around.
Learn more about the service in our full DrunkenSlug review.
- NZB.su – NZB.su has an impressive library and, in our experience, tends to find some of the things Geek or Slug miss.
Learn more about the service in our full NZB.su review.
For even more alternatives, make sure to head over to our list of the Best NZB Sites.
OZnzb Review: Wrap-Up
That covers the main things you need to know about OZnzb, including pricing, features, and drawbacks. With that in mind, would we recommend it?
Well, not really. For starters, the site has had some serious issues with downtime. We weren’t even able to log in at the time of this review. On top of that, the search results are less than stellar, and you get fewer downloads for your money than comparable services.
That being said, they do offer a few membership tier, so you can try it out yourself without paying anything. But if you’re looking for a paid indexer, we’d suggest using one of the alternatives we highlighted above.