The Hive Review

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2021

The Hive is a forum-based NZB indexer that focuses mainly on games. However, you can also explore the site for other types of content from audio to video files.


The Hive is a community oriented site with several membership levels. Their free account, however, is very limited and you might want to increase your privileges by making a donation and getting the perks of a paid service. The site mainly focuses on games with links like quiz, gameroom and arcade but you can also explore the forums for movie, television, adult content and music files.


While free users have very limited access to The Hive forums and NZB files, donors have unlimited downloads and forums access. The website has over 50 newsgroups indexed with over 500 days of binary retention. Since The Hive is a forum-based indexer, it is only fitting that they also have an IRC feature where users can chat on site. It is unfortunate, though, that they have no integrations and no privacy settings.

Pricing & Payment Methods

For unlimited forum access and unlimited NZB downloads, members can pay $15 per year via credit cards.

Free  $0  1  Limited  
Donation  $15/year  Unlimited  true  


The Hive has a binary retention of about 500 days.


The Hive’s interface is pretty much similar to that of newznab-based NZB sites. But unlike other NZB sites that have a wide range of possible NZB downloads, this site mainly focuses on games. They are a forum-based site where you can chat and seek help, search nzb files via forums and explore the community.

You have an option to change the forum style, but it generally just changes the color scheme and not the layout of the site.

Technical Details

Over the past year, The Hive has had an uptime average of 95.5% and a response time of 350 milliseconds. Hardware details and other technical information are not available on this NZB site.


The Hive offers a lot for gamers, since it is primarily an NZB site that focuses on games. However, they also have some files that cater to other needs like movies, tv, music and adult content. This site makes good use of its forums and has a very active community of members. To be able to access much of the forum, you have to donate since free account holders have very limited access to it and are restricted to only 1 NZB download per day.


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