Grab something to watch with Graboid

Here’s a service I’m just about to try. Graboid Video is an application that lets you stream video straight off Usenet servers all over the world. There’s a huge collection of videos, TV shows and anything you want to watch. As the video is downloaded off Usenet, it’s supposed to be the fastest download around boasting the ability to download a 2 hour move in 30 minutes, though I’ll believe that when I see it.

I haven’t tried it yet, so I don’t know what material is available, but it will be interesting to see what programming is available and how they handle the legal aspect of any copyrighted material. I would guess that this app is simply downloading material available on Usenet and any legal issues would need to be dealt with by them.

The brilliant thing about Graboid Video is that it’s free to download and free to us up to an allocation of 2Gb a month. If you want to download more than that there’s a fee to pay. I haven’t managed to find out what the fee is, but as soon as I know, and I have some feedback on the service, I’ll post it here. In the meantime check it out for yourself. I’m off to try it myself.


  1. If Graboid is streaming movies from the Usenet, they aren’t lying about the speed. I typically grab Xvids and DiVX vids in less than fifteen minutes. My buddy in Korea grabs them in about 4-8 minutes. There’s a screen shot of his download speed in one of my recent posts.

    I’ll never revert to torrents again 🙂 Anyway, graboid sounds ok, but their marketing plan is even better. 2 gigs isn’t even 1 DVD, so you’re almost forced to upgrade… I’ll stick with giganews for now, but thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, what this app is proposing sounds incredible and if their pricing is reasonable i may have found my new favorite program 😀

  3. I have been a member of Graboid for seven months now and I can tell you it’s the best out there for downloading movies and tv shows. I was on the free trial which is 4gb/1 month and I can tell you I was amazed at how simple Graboid is to use and the wide selection available. I typically download an 800mb movie in about 12 minutes and once you get to recognize the file formats listed you can pick something you know is going to be great quality. If you should run into any problems just visit the Graboid Community in the forums and members who are users just like me are always on hand and more than happy to help. Graboid doesn’t cost much either, plans start at just $4.99 per month for 10gb but you can upgrade if that isn’t enough. I couldn’t be happier with the service.

  4. Graboid is a neat idea, but the pricing is ridiculous. Considering they’re piggybacking onto a usenet provider under the covers they should have something that is reasonably priced for unlimited use. I pay $10 for unlimited usenet and then I just use sabnzbd+ and to feed my shows to my server automatically. The same thing on Graboid would be $30 and from what I have read the app slows down the system when it’s busy and has to be restarted occasionally. sabnzbd can run with a dozen connections which saturates my 25mb connection 24/7 and it never hiccups.

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