If you’re looking for the best Usenet providers then you’ve come to the right place. The Usenet services are ranked based on factors including retention, performance, reliability, extra features, pricing and support. Please check back often as our list will be updated based on quality of service and new or expanded offerings.
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Reviews of the Best Usenet Providers
1. Newshosting offers unlimited Usenet + VPN from just $8.33 a month.
Newshosting is our choice for the “Best Usenet of 2016” based on the level of service and extra features they offer at a great price. Newshosting members have unlimited access to their news servers in the US and Europe. You can use the Newshosting client to search for content, preview, and download from your favorite newsgroups. You can even schedule searches to grab content as soon as it hits Usenet. Newshosting kindly offers our visitors a discount. You can enjoy unlimited Usenet and VPN access from just $8.33 a month.
Newshosting is at the top of the Usenet industry for a number of reasons. For starters they offer very high binary retention. In fact Newshosting has been spooling retention daily for several years now with no end in sight. Their Usenet servers are placed in strategic locations in the US and Europe to allow for very fast connections. You can expect knowledgeable answers if you need technical support. As a long time Newshosting members I highly recommend them to my own family and friends.
Newshosting continues to innovate. They didn’t stop at just offering access to newsgroups. Newshosting has their own Usenet client software with built-in search. It’s free for all members and is comparable to other leading newsreaders like Newsbin Pro and NewsLeecher. Those who prefer a web-based client can easily use SABnzbd as well. Newshosting now offer VPN access as well. Those who sign up for our annual special receive unlimited VPN free of charge. Enjoy unlimited Usenet and VPN from just $8.33 a month with our discount.
2. UseNetServer offers unlimited Usenet + VPN from just $7.95 a month.
UseNetServer is all about quality and value. They come in a close second in our rankings. The only big difference is that Newshosting offers their own newsreader software. If you already have a favorite Usenet client then I highly recommend UseNetServer. They host news servers in the US and Europe to support high speed connections. UNS members can also add VPN access. The UNS team is kindly offering our guests a discount. Enjoy unlimited Usenet and VPN from just $7.95 a month.
UseNetServer has been a leading Usenet provider for a long time now. They offer great service at a very reasonable price. At just $95 a year with VPN they are arguably the best value in Usenet. You can expect very high retention and excellent speeds from their service. I have used it through the years without any issues. They have a solid support staff if you have any technical questions. The addition of VPN allows users to protect their privacy and access content in other countries.
As a huge proponent of Usenet and VPN I’m very happy to see UseNetServer offer both services. The benefits of Usenet are touched on throughout our site but I’d like to take a quick moment to highlight their VPN service. UNS members with VPN can connect servers in 17 different countres including the US and UK. From there you can access channels just like a local would. It’s great for watching services Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, and BBC iPlayer. Enjoy unlimited Usenet and VPN from just $7.95 a month with our discount.
3. Easynews offers unlimited NNTP access from just $9.95 a month.
Easynews is our choice for the best provider for those new to Usenet. They are the only service to offer a full featured web Usenet interface. You can easily search for content, preview, and download directly from their site. If you use their web interface then you won’t need to set up a newsreader. However, for those who prefer using another client they offer NNTP access. Not to confuse anyone, NNTP is the same access offered by the rest of the industry. NNTP access is available for $9.95 a month.
While their NNTP service is good, I would recommend the web interface to those considering Easynews. It’s very simple to use. There’s no installing software and utilities. You just log into the Easynews site and search for your favorite content. They have a number of filtering options. I like the fact that you can preview audio audio and video files. You can view images through the web interface and queue up files to download. As their name suggests the service is very easy to use.
Easynews offers different accounts based on the amount you plan to user their web interface. Plans start at $9.98 a month for 20 GB of downloads. You can step up to 40 GB for $14.97 a month. Those who want more can sign up for their Big gig account which includes 150 GB and unlimited NNTP access for $29.94 a month. It really depends on how much you plan to use the service. You can add unlimited NNTP to the smaller web plans for $9.95 a month. Those new to Easynews can try it for free for 14 days.