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Newsreader Tutorials

Usenet Setup Instructions

If you don’t have an account please click here to sign up. If you are new to Usenet or looking for information on how to get started with a newsreader please take a few moments to browse through the tutorials we have created.

Fast Usenet offers our members a customized version of GrabIt newsreader which features global search. Visit the GrabIt information page for further details. For a tutorial on how to setup GrabIt please visit the GrabIt tutorial page.

Windows Newsreaders

Below you’ll find some of the most popular newsreaders for the Windows operating system. Our step by step guides will show you how to configure these newsreaders for our service.

GrabIt Newsreader

GrabIt, one of the easiest Usenet content newsreaders in the world. With GrabIt you can search and download any content on USENET news servers, without downloading gigabytes of headers.

Using NZB Files

An NZB file contains a list of pointers to the parts of a file that you can download from Fast Usenet. You open can open NZB files with programs such as SABnzbd, GrabIt, and Newsleecher. Using NZB search engines simplifies finding files on Usenet.

SABnzbd Newsreader

SABnzbd makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything it can. All you have to do is add an NZB file and SABnzbd takes over from there.

NZBGet Newsreader

NZBGet is a Usenet newsreader designed with performance in mind. It can achieve maximum download speed by using little system resources. NZBGet is similar to SABnzbd as the user interface runs entirely in your web browser.

Newsbin Pro Newsreader

Newsbin Pro is a great Usenet newsreader that have been in development since 1995. It automatically combines complicated multi-part binary posts to create one file and includes many options for organizing your downloaded files.

Newsleecher Newsreader

The popular Newsleecher newsreader is capable of downloading articles from Usenet groups or downloading using NZB files. This newsreader automatically unpacks the downloads if needed and has been a popular choice among users for many years.

Thunderbird Newsreader

Mozilla offers Thunderbird for e-mail and text Usenet newsgroups. Thunderbird is well designed and easy to use. The newsgroups reader functionality allows you to easily read and post to multiple discussion groups. The fact that it is open source and free is a big plus as well.

News Rover Newsreader

News Rover is a Usenet newsreader that features a built-in newsgroup search engine. Just enter keywords and News Rover will instantly find matching messages in any newsgroup. News Rover has full support for NZB files, and it includes a built-in RAR/PAR processor.


macOS Newsreaders

Running macOS? No problem… Newsreaders such as Unison were built specifically for macOS. You will also find that some of the popular newsreaders available for Windows work with Mac too.

SABnzbd macOS

SABnzbd for macOS makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything it can. All you have to do is add an NZB file and SABnzbd takes over from there.

Unison macOS

Unison is a free macOS client for Usenet. It supports binary file downloading (including NZB support), group browsing and segmenting and error checking utilities.

Thunderbird macOS

Mozilla offers Thunderbird for e-mail and text Usenet newsgroups. Thunderbird is well designed and easy to use. The newsgroups reader functionality allows you to easily read and post to multiple discussion groups. The fact that it is open source and free is a big plus as well.

NZBGet macOS

NZBGet is a usenet newsreader, designed with performance in mind to achieve maximum download speed by using very little system resources. NZBGet is similar to SABnzbd as the user interface runs entirely in your web browser.


Linux Newsreaders

Last but not least is good old Linux. Now we assume that if you are running a distro of Linux that you are comfortable setting up and configuring software of all types, but we wanted to point you in the direction of SABnzbd and PAN which are great options.

SABnzbd Linux

SABnzbd for Linux makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything it can. All you have to do is add an NZB file and SABnzbd takes over from there.

PAN Linux

Pan is a Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries. It supports offline reading, scoring and killfiles, yEnc, NZB, PGP handling, multiple servers, and secure connections. It runs on Linux, BSD systems, Mac OS X, and Windows.