Categories: Maintenance Updates

New Updates for Free Usenet Browser

After receiving some reports of client crashes following the update, a new release 2.1.1 for Windows was built. Customers reporting the errors all maintained Windows XP as their operating system. Newshosting has since updated the public downloads page with the new 2.1.1 Windows software.


The team at Newshosting has been working quietly behind the scenes to deliver the most robust and user-friendly Usenet experience. Now we’re proud to announce a series of updates to our free Usenet browser software across all operating systems: Windows, Macintosh and Linux. See also: Newshosting Client Quick-Start Guide.


The new Newshosting Usenet Browser 2.1 includes many improvements over the current 1.6. version. The update will occur on a rolling basis, so check your account in the next few days to experience:


  • + Import of multiple NZBs, extracts them from ZIP or RAR files if necessary, as requested by users and affiliates.
  • + Improved implementation of PAR2. It’s a bit faster and fixes a few smaller bugs that could affect larger downloads on Windows 64bit.
  • + New queue storage mechanism which improves performance for large queues.
  • + Full support for Retina displays on OS X as well as DPI scaling on Windows 8 and 10 for Ultra HD displays.
  • + Automatic VLC player installation from within the software, also on OS X now.
  • + Upgraded to latest version of UnRAR.
  • + Lots of smaller bug fixes and improvements (typos, formatting etc.)


Sign up with any service plan and get complete access to the easy-to-use Newshosting Usenet Browser. With built-in search, file previewing and download automation, you can browse, read, converse and download from our 100,000+ newsgroups at superior speeds and with the industry’s best retention.

Our developers will roll-out additional updates and features in the coming months. Got an idea for an upgrade? Post it in the comment section below!
Newshosting Team :Newshosting provides premium private and lightening fast secure access to Usenet. We are dedicated to providing world class Usenet access, serving our customers since 1999.

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