Usenet Crawler Review

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2021

Usenet Crawler is a reliable NZB indexer that offers a free account with an extensive amount of NZB grabs and API calls as compared to their competitors.


Usenet Crawler quickly dominated the NZB site scene ever since it was launched in 2012. This was mainly for their free account offering that includes one of the largest number of NZB grabs per day among most free NZB sites. Usenet Crawler also has a VIP membership level that features forum access and an even larger number of NZBs and API calls.


The Usenet Crawler site usually loads really slow and recently it was announced that their server was breached. More details on this on their website.


Aside from the sizeable amount of free NZBs and APIs included in their free membership level, Usenet Crawler also has 500 groups crawled in their system. They are a fast indexer that adds releases without delay and has non-disruptive ads. Usenet Crawler uses SSL encryption to keep your ISP from seeing your activity on their site. In addition, Usenet Crawler claims to store non-access logs. They have a database of over 3TB size and have special integrations with NZBVortex and SabNZBD.

Pricing & Payment Methods

Registration is required to access the Usenet Crawler site, but the service is completely free and open to all users. And while users might already enjoy the abundance of downloads and API calls, they get from being a free account holder; it is even more impressive to have a paid membership that can be availed for $20 for a lifetime of service. Payment can be done either through credit cards or cryptocurrency.

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Retention days differ among free and VIP level members. Those with free memberships get access to files with a retention of 2700 days. This increases to 3900 days for VIP members. They have over 500 newsgroups indexed in their service.


Usenet Crawler is a Newznab powered indexer that is pretty easy to use. They have filter functions that allow you to narrow down results based on your specific requirements or needs. Files are categorized according to type or genre.

Technical Details

Over a span of a year, Usenet Crawler has an uptime average of 99.9% and a response time of 8.45 milliseconds. They do not disclose other technical information.


Usenet Crawler has become a popular NZB indexer option for the Usenet community because of its consistent offering of a large number of NZB grabs and API calls that come with having a free account with them. They also have an extensive number of NZB files through their 500 indexed newsgroups. Their VIP level membership is also perfect for really heavy NZB downloaders, and this has not sacrificed their free user capabilities. Sign-up with Usenet Crawler and find out why they are one of the better NZB sites in the industry.


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