Newsgroup Clients

Usenet is a massive inter-connected system with many uses. There are many advanced applications for accessing Usenet newsgroups. Some applications are meant for general use while others are specialized and intended for power users. You may hear them referred to as a Usenet client, newsgroup reader, or news client. Some specialty software is also referred to as an NZB Downloader or news reader.

To easily browse through large numbers of newsgroup articles and download from newsgroups, one of these Usenet software applications should be used.

Some of the more common newsgroup clients are listed below.

Full Featured Downloaders



  • Hogwasher

NZB Downloaders

Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD:

  • SABnzbd
  • NZBGet (works on Android too)