Binaries Usenet Servers Comparision
Best newsgrup offer
By binary retention, prices and connections limit

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Summary list of the main newsgroups providers (order by retention and best offer for unlimited transfer - all accept PayPal actually):
Usenet Server Provider
Price for
Price for
and VPN
>2489 days*
Offers BEST WEB SEARCH ENGINE with AutoUnRAR (no 3rd Party Newsreader Required), all with SSL + Rollover Gigs, unlimited connections. The Big Gig plan also includes unlimited NNTP access.
* Full retention is for NNTP or >2000 days for Web Retention and depends from the service package that you choose.
    best web access & global search
    best price for unlimited
>2489 days
Includes a free Newshosting newsreader (can search, preview and download directly from newsgroups), unlimited downloads, uncapped speed, Free SSL, 30 connections and max retention.
1 Year Unlimited Plan cost $99.99 (with VPN).
    second best one year plan
    second best price for unlimited
>2489 days
Unlimited plan offers up to 20 connections and SSL. UNS offers GlobalSearch with NZB creator. You can search the most popular newsgroups for specific keywords and then build an NZB from your results.
1 Year High-Speed Unlimited Plan cost $95.40 (and include VPN).
    best one year plan
>2489 days
Also offers a FREE version of News Rover (built-in search engine, RAR/PAR support and JPEG picture gallery).
>2367 days
Great completion and speed, offers also Giganews Accelerator Software which make downloads fasters, all plans include 256-bit SSL, mimo - Usenet Browser and 5 GB online storage.
* - diamond accounts for the first three months cost 14.99$.
>2357 days
One plan - one price, also SSL, no searchable engine but 30 connections allowed with no GB limits
>2357 days
First month - 50% off, no web access to newsgroups :(, 30 connections cost 19.99$
>2007 days
Offers only one package for 11.99€/15.98$ (monthly payment) or 8.33€/11.10$ (yearly payment) with unlimited high-speed volume up to 35GB/month, then speed is limited to 2000 kbit/s. 14 days of free trial offers 300 GB download volume.
>2013 days
offers own software with thumbnails and slide shows
Retention bigger then 2000 days
Retention smaller then 2000 days
240 days
$19.95 plan offers 6 connections
10 days
the worst retention in the table, 12$ for 10 connections, 18$ for 20 connections per IP
Not exist anymore
Special offer for Giganews customers:
New customers will receive 50% off ($14.99) Diamond accounts for the first three months. Diamond includes: 50 Connections, VyprVPN and 30 GB online storage
Web-Based Usenet:
The web-based service gives users direct access to Easynews Usenet via any web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer. Just point your browser to and proceed to the Main Members Area. From there, users have 24x7 access to the Easynews web-Usenet interface for searching, previewing and transferring articles. Here is a video tutorial.
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last update: 2015.06.09

Usenet (what it is?)
Usenet is a global system of computers that exchange messages on thousands of subjects of interest. Messages are posted to newsgroups, which are organized into hierarchies, or groups that are sorted by a topic or subject of interest. As for today, there are millions of people around the world sharing ideas every day on newsgroups.

There are also thousands of newsgroups dedicated to sharing and downloading binary files. Binary files are data files and they can be jpegs, mpegs, bmp files, avi files, in fact, any file other than a text file is a binary file. Using, you will find only the best Usenet providers to choose from.

Binary Retention
The term file retention means the period of time newsgroup articles are made available on the news server. Old articles and files need to be removed to make space for newer articles and files. As soon as the hard disc of news provider is filled up, the oldest files are automatically deleted to make room for the newest ones.

Actually the best news providers offers text retention up to 1900 days and binary retention of even 1700 days or more with over 18000 terabytes (18 petabytes = 4 000 000 DVDs) of uploads available.
Mostly the increase in retention will neither affect current pricing or existing plans of news providers.

How to?
You have two choices on how to search and download from newsgroups:

1. Traditional way - by NNTP server.

Using newsgroups is very simple. Usenet newsgroups are managed by NNTP servers, and only one thing you need to know is an NNTP server address. Every Usenet service provider has its own NNTP address and you can use indexing sites like Binsearch or NZBindex or NZBFriends to find content on these servers. The indexing sites are independent indexing sources (like Google), but are used to search usenet binaries files posted on newsgroups. From any of these sites you can download links (NZB files), which give you the location of those binary files.

If you are searching popular stuff, then number of results can be confusing, like 100 books with this same name but different content. This same can be with a movie that you founded. Its copy can look like HD, but inside it has subbed Chinese subtitles (subtitles burnt throughout the movie). Sometimes files contain text files (.info files) with full information about posting content or sample files. If they are missing then you can download the most sufficient file and check it.

So you have got NZB files, now you need a program to read it and download. I'm using GrabIt. It is very simple, it reads NZB files, automatically verify, repairs and extract the downloaded files. Some other popular download tools are: UnzBin, SABnzbd or NewsLeecher (the last is a paid-for service).
Downloading this way is very simple, but it can be difficult to search. Remember that all posted to newsgroups files are compressed into rar archives. And this free indexing sites doesn't look inside them. You are searching only by its file names, which doesn’t always return the same file that you were looking for.

Other alternative way that I'm using:

2. Simple Easynews web account.

Easynews is a Usenet provider that offers full access + an easy interface that you can use to search and download directly from newsgroups. The Global Search features is similar to NZB search sites, but offers one big advantage: It looks inside posted files and allows you to sample the content (i.e. screenshots, audio clips and picture previews) before you run any downloads. Easynews also lets you search for files according to file format, size, or even language languages. Simple, right? :)

You can download files with Easynews just from searching every page one by one, or if there are more results, then you can compress them into one archive. Just select the files you want, click the ZIP icon and the downloads will start. Keep in mind that you’re using a web browser, so you don’t need any other tools to search or download with. You can download files with Easynews just from searching every page one by one, or if there are more results, then you can compress them into one archive. Just select the files you want, press the ZIP icon and archive will be ready to download.
Keep in mind that you’re using a web browser, so you don’t need any other tools to search or download with.

Easynews also gives you the ability to search and download NZB files, so you don’t need any indexing sites that we mentioned earlier. However, if you prefer to use those indexing sites, Easynews allows you to import your NZB files.

Why Easynews has a better offer than other?
1. All in one package: Search, preview and download through 1 interface.
2. You can look inside archives and search by files inside archives (for example, you can search all posts inside an archive to find 1 particular file that you are looking for).
3. You can download files from archives one by one, instead of the entire archive (like only one song from a top 1000 hits);
4. You can check the files inside an archive before downloading (see video previews or listen to audio samples);
5. You can add to search even some crazy options, like: picture size, quality of music or movie frame, and many other :)
6. You could probably add to this list more features after a few weeks of using Easynews :)

Why NNTP access can be sometimes better then web-based Easynews?:
1. If posted files are password protected, there’s no way to see inside them for Easynews, actually some about ~10% of them are password protected.
2. You are missing all information about directories when you are downloading unpacked archive (if there are any inside archive).

Most providers plans include this security protection. SSL means that all data passed from Usenet provider's servers to the customer's computer is encrypted.

Number of files from three biggest newsgroups
Counts posts from last 1700 days, counts date: 2014.12.11

Top 20 of the biggest newsgroups with video files bigger then 1 GB:
alt.binaries.boneless (124,547 movies)
alt.binaries.cores (96,017 movies)
alt.binaries.ath (95,289 movies)
alt.binaries.hdtv.x264 (71,501 movies) (71,055 movies)
alt.binaries.teevee (64,244 movies) (63,097 movies)
alt.binaries.hdtv (61,510 movies)
alt.binaries.multimedia (59,422 movies)
alt.binaries.hdtv.german (58,167 movies)
alt.binaries.u-4all (51,800 movies) (39,442 movies) (33,331 movies)
alt.binaries.bloaf (29,034 movies)
alt.binaries.dvd (27,873 movies)
alt.binaries.ghosts (24,158 movies)
alt.binaries.movies (21,409 movies)
alt.binaries.misc (21,027 movies)
alt.binaries.illuminaten (19,882 movies)
..see full list

Top 20 of the biggest newsgroups with BIN files (Binary Disc Image):
alt.binaries.warez (249,145 files)
alt.binaries.mp3 (100,755 files) (87,140 files)
alt.binaries.cores (65,871 files)
alt.binaries.console.ps3 (60,859 files)
alt.binaries.erotica (34,467 files) (30,078 files)
alt.binaries.test (23,343 files) (23,025 files) (22,358 files)
alt.binaries.b4e (17,460 files)
alt.binaries.ath (14,852 files)
alt.binaries.x (10,780 files) (10,490 files)
alt.binaries.etc (9,266 files)
alt.binaries.pcgame (9,163 files)
alt.binaries.ftd (9,095 files)
alt.binaries.dvd (8,194 files)
alt.binaries.comp (7,633 files)
..see full list

Top 20 of the biggest newsgroups with comics files (CBR files):
alt.binaries.comics.dcp (83,159 files) (39,812 files) (33,337 files)
alt.binaries.ebook (21,840 files) (20,548 files) (10,571 files) (6,932 files) (5,698 files)
alt.binaries.e-book (5,527 files) (4,870 files) (4,528 files) (3,387 files) (3,385 files)
alt.binaries.e-books.german (3,056 files)
alt.binaries.comics.british (2,884 files)
alt.binaries.rar (2,207 files)
alt.binaries.ebooks (2,129 files)
alt.binaries.images (2,000 files)
alt.binaries.e-books (1,922 files)
..see full list

Top 20 of the biggest newsgroups with high-quality audio files (FLAC):
alt.binaries.sounds.lossless (843,919 files)
alt.binaries.boneless (707,359 files)
alt.binaries.cores (302,849 files) (235,694 files) (200,809 files)
alt.binaries.sounds (144,200 files)
alt.binaries.mp3 (117,219 files) (95,546 files)
alt.binaries.usenet2day (88,048 files) (81,712 files) (80,550 files) (73,158 files)
alt.binaries.sounds.lossless.classical (66,831 files)
alt.binaries.sounds.lossless.blues (65,366 files)
alt.binaries.sounds.lossless.flac (62,809 files)
alt.binaries.sounds.lossless.jazz (62,474 files)
alt.binaries.cavebox (57,685 files)
alt.binaries.lossless (49,639 files)
alt.binaries.multimedia (48,701 files)
..see full list

Top 20 of the biggest newsgroups with ISO images (files with disk image) bigger then 1 GB:
alt.binaries.dvd (44,910 files) (43,177 files)
alt.binaries.cores (30,602 files) (10,955 files)
alt.binaries.x (10,573 files)
alt.binaries.misc (9,995 files) (8,959 files)
alt.binaries.amazing (7,647 files)
alt.binaries.vcdz (7,355 files) (6,601 files) (6,490 files)
alt.binaries.ath (5,450 files)
alt.binaries.multimedia.vietnamese (5,092 files)
alt.binaries.dvd.german (4,713 files)
alt.binaries.test (4,489 files)
alt.binaries.usenet2day (4,459 files)
alt.binaries.b4e (4,429 files) (4,411 files)
alt.binaries.warez (4,238 files)
..see full list

Top 20 of the biggest newsgroups with ISO images (files with disk image) bigger then 5 GB:
alt.binaries.dvd (33,957 files) (32,202 files)
alt.binaries.cores (22,841 files)
alt.binaries.misc (8,260 files)
alt.binaries.x (8,082 files)
alt.binaries.amazing (6,669 files) (6,410 files) (6,125 files) (5,265 files)
alt.binaries.vcdz (4,447 files) (4,024 files)
alt.binaries.dvd.german (3,947 files) (3,914 files) (3,758 files)
alt.binaries.dvd.erotica (3,374 files)
alt.binaries.multimedia.vietnamese (3,348 files)
alt.binaries.usenet2day (3,320 files)
alt.binaries.ath (3,316 files)
alt.binaries.b4e (3,304 files)
..see full list

Top 20 of the biggest newsgroups with high quality images, bigger then then 5 MB: (255,239 images)
alt.binaries.boneless (156,056 images)
alt.binaries.erotica (153,794 images) (80,902 images) (50,462 images)
alt.binaries.mp3 (50,324 images)
alt.binaries.misc (49,701 images) (44,926 images)
alt.binaries.sounds.lossless (26,441 images)
alt.binaries.usenet2day (24,777 images)
alt.binaries.cores (21,222 images)
alt.binaries.test (20,223 images)
alt.binaries.x (19,456 images)
alt.binaries.dominion.silly-group (18,008 images) (17,567 images)
alt.binaries.dvd (14,126 images) (12,829 images)
alt.binaries.kleverig (11,508 images) (8,726 images)
..see full list

Top 20 of the biggest newsgroups with MKV files (it is an open standard free container format, mostly video):
alt.binaries.boneless (143,919 files)
alt.binaries.multimedia (138,230 files)
alt.binaries.cores (129,668 files) (109,882 files)
alt.binaries.ath (97,457 files)
alt.binaries.hdtv.x264 (96,195 files) (78,732 files)
alt.binaries.hdtv.german (75,126 files)
alt.binaries.anime (63,996 files)
alt.binaries.multimedia.anime (54,858 files)
alt.binaries.multimedia.anime.highspeed (51,066 files)
alt.binaries.hdtv (45,739 files)
alt.binaries.ghosts (45,729 files) (43,914 files)
alt.binaries.u-4all (42,546 files)
alt.binaries.bloaf (33,432 files)
alt.binaries.illuminaten (30,368 files) (30,202 files)
alt.binaries.vcdz (27,383 files)
..see full list

Every day there are 12000 gigabytes (12 terabytes) of new files altogether in all newsgroups (12 terrabytes of new files every day)! It is like a 2600 new DVD's everyday!!!.

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