Usenet Made Simple : Guide to Easy Usenet Access

Who says Usenet has to be difficult to access?  Granted, back in the day it took some technical know how.  Now a days though Usenet is simple to use.  With a few leading Usenet providers making it easier than ever to access newsgroups.  Whether you want to browse Usenet via web browser or newsreader software they have you covered.  Without the need to find a provider, Usenet client, NZB search engine and newsgroup utilities.  Because services like Newshosting, Easynews and Binverse take care of it all for you.

Josh, an NGR regular suggested we start including some ‘fine tail’ with our blog posts.  Here you go Josh!  Not quite what you had in mind?  We’ll see what we can do…in the meantime browse Usenet.

Not too long ago this guide would have included sections on Usenet providers, newsreaders, Usenet search engines and helpful tools.  All of these are still available.  With some excellent options to choose from.  However, those new to Usenet or who would rather save the time and energy can use an all-in-one Usenet service to handle searching, previewing, streaming, downloading, repairing and extracting files.

Visit Newsgroup Reviews to learn more about Usenet.  Compare all the providers, newsreaders, NZB sites and utilities.  With helpful guides for setting up third-party newsreaders.  This guide is meant to skip all of that.  Without further delay here are some great options to quickly and easily access Usenet.

#1 Newshosting : Newsgroup Client + Usenet Search

Newshosting recently launched their own newsreader.  New members can download and install the free client for Windows, Mac or Linux.  The Newshosting client has everything you need to easily access newsgroups.  Starting with a selection of built-in Usenet search engines (Newshosting,, and  Once you find the desired Usenet content the Newshosting newsreader makes it simple to preview and download.  No need for additional file utilities as the Newshosting client will repair (if necessary) and extract the resulting files.

Newshosting is the best all-in-one Usenet solution.  We prefer their newsgroup client over several more expensive alternatives.  Plus the Newshosting client comes pre-configured.  With Newshosting you can enjoy unlimited Usenet downloads, the Newshosting client, free SSL and high-speed access to servers in the US and Europe for $9.99 a month or $99 a year.

#2 Easynews : Web Interface + Usenet Search

There is no other Usenet provider to compare to Easynews.  They were the first service to offer web Usenet access and continue to offer the only full-featured web interface.  Members simply visit the Easynews site, sign in and enjoy the advantages of Usenet.  Search for content, preview, stream audio and video files, queue downloads and much more.  Try Easynews for yourself to see how simple it is to use.  Enjoy a 14 day free trial which is plenty of time to test the web interface.

Easynews web access plans range from $9.98 to $29.94 a month based on how much you want to download.  The Big Gig account is a nice value because it includes unlimited NNTP access on top of 150 GB of web downloads.  For those interested in NNTP access (non-web downloads, use a newsreader) Easynews offers an excellent value at $9.95 a month for unlimited NNTP downloads.

#3 Binverse : Newsgroup Client + Usenet Search

Binverse is another good all-in-one Usenet provider that offers a nice Usenet client.  The Binverse newsreader allows you to easily search for content, preview and download from Usenet.  All without having to configure a third-party client.  With additional features to automatically repair and extract downloads.  The service is quite a bit more expensice than Newshosting though.  Running $29.98 a month for unlimited Usenet.  They also offer 35 GB a month for $13.98 and term discounts.

We have tested the Binverse Usenet client on both Windows and Mac.  Both versions work quite well.  They include access to multiple Usenet search engines in the newsreader (Bintube, Binsearch, Newzleech, NZBMatrix).  New members have the opportunity to try the service for free.  Give Binverse a free test drive with their 3 day, 60 GB free trial.

We find Newshosting, Easynews and Binverse the easiest all-in-one Usenet services.  In addition there are a few other services including NewsDemon, ThunderNews, NewsgroupDirect, Unliminews, Giganews and Bintube that offer all-in-one or free third-party newsgroup readers with their service.  NewsDemon and Newsgroupdirect also provide free online storage.  Visit our Usenet providers section to learn more about any of these services and to save on unlimited Usenet access.

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