XS News Review

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2021


XS News gives you access to 30,000 terabytes of high-quality content and free SSL access on their whole service. They have multiple packages which covers download speed and number of connections.


XS News has a subscription and a prepaid plan that both contain 99.5% completion, 1700+ days of retention, 200,000+ newsgroups and SSL access. Their subscription plan automatically renews at the end of a chosen term unless you cancel it. Their prepaid plan allows users to manually renew their package.

Xsnews Pricing
Basic  12 months  €3,75/mo  8  8Mbit  
Pro  12 months  €5,00/mo  20  20Mbit  
Super  12 months  €5,83/mo  20  50Mbit  
Elite  12 months  €7,50/mo  30  Unlimited  

XS News also has block packages that include unlimited speed, 99.5% completion, 1900 days retention, 200,00+ newsgroups, SSL access and has no fixed time period. It also has access to up to 20 connections.

Block AccountPrice
100GB  €14,95  
250GB  €29,95  
500GB  €59,95  
1000GB  €89,95  


XS News currently has 1900 days of binary retention.

Free Trial

There is a 14-Day free trial of their Elite plan that includes unlimited speed, flat rate access, full SSL encryption, access to 200,000 newsgroups and 99.5% completion.

Special Offers

XS Usenet currently has reduced pricing for the block packages.

Payment Options

They offer the following payment options: SEPA Direct Debit, iDEAL, Visa, Mastercard, Mistercash, SOFORT Banking, PaySafe card, KBC and Belfius.

Configuration Information

Their server hostname is: reader.xsnews.nl. Username and password will be given in your welcome email once you have subscribed.

  • Ports with SSL: 563 or 443
  • Ports without SSL: 119 or 80

Speed Test

Xsnews Speed Test

Their server is located in the EU, so you will get faster service if you are geographically close to them. But XS News does well in speed testing. With their Elite package, which offers unlimited speed, your only limit is connection with your internet service provider.


SSL encryption is available in all of XS News’ plans. This gives users the security and safety they need when accessing Usenet.

XS News also protects the personal data through various technical and organizational measures such as SSL and TLS, password encryption, firewalls and VPN secured connection.

Personal data is not shared with others unless XS News is legally required to do so.

Customer Service

You may contact XS News through their email address: support@xsnews.nl or call them at +31 20 820 30 21. Their support team is available from Monday to Friday between 10:00 AM and 8:00PM (CET/Amsterdam). You may also reach them through a contact form available on their website.

XS News B.V.
New Yorkstraat 10-16
1175 RD Lijnden

Additional Products

XS News has no existing additional products.


One of the good things that XS News has is their block account plans along with their subscription and prepaid plans. Having a block account option makes XS Usenet an ideal back-up provider for users who are trying to grab a binary that your main provider does not have available on their servers. Although their speed limited plans are a bit more expensive as compared to other providers, they still suit the needs of various Usenet users.


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