How to open NZB files

Did your computer fail to open a NZB file? We explain what NZB files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a NZB file?

NZB files are Newzbin Usenet Index files, which you can read more about below.

The NZB file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a NZB opener may not be able to open all kinds of NZB files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

Newzbin Usenet Index

The Newzbin indexing service uses files that contain the .nzb file extension. Newzbin indexes the contents of a Usenet posting, such as the poster name, posting groups, file names, and a unique ID.

An NZB file can be used to gather the contents of a news feed from a Usenet posting. The NZB file will do this by downloading headers that are specific to a user's search criteria rather than downloading all of the headers in a particular newsgroup. NZB files are saved in the XML file format. This allows users to save bandwidth and time since the entire newsgroup list does not have to be updated while the files are being downloaded onto the user's computer.

Software that will open, convert or fix these specific NZB files

NewsbinPro ApplicationNewsbinPro ApplicationVerified
UseNeXTUseNeXTVerified
Usenet.nlUsenet.nlVerified
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with NZB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with NZB-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!

NZB file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of NZB files. Remember, different programs may use NZB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

UseNeXT by TangysoftUseNeXT by TangysoftUser submitted
NewsLeecherNewsLeecherUser submitted
FirstloadFirstloadUser submitted
SABnzbdSABnzbdUser submitted
GetNZBGetNZBUser submitted
Forte AgentForte AgentUser submitted
LumacLumacUser submitted
MimoMimoUser submitted
BinverseBinverseUser submitted
BinreaderBinreaderUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with NZB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with NZB-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!