Premiumize.me Seedbox Review and Tutorial
Premiumize.me is a paid seedbox that touts some interesting benefits. Not only can you download torrent and magnet links directly to your file area you can also fetch Usenet files. The one that I am interested in is Premiumize.me unlocks premium account file hosts such as Mediafire.com, Mega, Zippyshare, and probably 50 others so that you can use them without a premium account and skip all the annoying ads, wait times, popups and redirects.
If that is the case then the $11.25 a month that Premiumize.me charges really starts paying for itself. Take for instance Mega. An account costs about $12 there to download without all the slowdowns, daily limits, and extra bullshit. Premiumize.me allows you to grab the links for an entire folder that someone is sharing and transfer it over to your seedbox at blazing fast speeds. Without the need to have a premium Mega account.
I’ll be honest.
At first, I didn’t really like this seedbox. I think part of it was I was used to a different control interface and hadn’t learned what this seedbox is really capable of. But by the end of writing this review, the speed, flexibility, and features of Premiumize.me got me hooked. It really is the swiss army knife of seedboxes.
So let’s do a quick walk through and I will show you exactly what to expect. From signing up to downloading this should be everything you want to know.
Sign up For Premiumize.me
Head over to Premiumize.me and go to the top right hand corner of the screen. Click on the signup button. If you want to explore the site a little first you can also check out their pricing…
Before you can actually sign up to get your 1TB seedbox you need to create an account. So when you’re all done browsing around, go to the signup page.
You can create an account with social media but I really wouldn’t recommend that (Like, seriously, you don’t want to use social media). Use and email address that you have access to but is anonymous.
After entering your credentials click the “Register” button. After submitting you will need to check your email and look for a email from premiumize.me. Open it and confirm your email address
After confirming your email you will now have the opportunity to sign up for their premium packages. I like that you can pay with bitcoin, you can also pay with a pre-paid gift card, credit card, or Paypal. Select your method of payment and complete the signup process.
After finalizing your payment you will receive another email and you will now have access to your seedbox. Your dashboard will look like this.
From here you can access all parts of your seedbox. I’ll cover them more in depth but here is a quick rundown on what the different areas do.
How to Use the Premiumize Dashboard
Downloader – By clicking this in the top left of the screen you will open up the area where you can paste links from hosting sites, Dropbox, Google drive, torrents, NBZ’s, etc. I’ll show you exactly how but just keep in mind that this is where you need to click to transfer something on to your seedbox.
My Files – This is where you will have access to stream, download, edit and delete your files. Premiumize.me gives you 1TB of storage so you should have lots of room.
Premium Status – This is where you can confirm that your payment and account have been set up. It also tells you exactly how much time is remaining on your subscription.
Cloud Storage – This instantly shows you how much space you are using and how much you have left on your seedbox.
Fair Use Status – I had to do a little research on this one. Basically, a point system depending on which services you download from will deduct points for every gig that you download. You start out with 1000 points, and 30 points are added automatically every night. I assume this is to offset the cost of the premium host accounts etc. I don’t like restrictions on anything but it’s actually very reasonable. In the screenshot below you can see that 24.92 GB’s were downloaded and only 33.76 points were used. I really think that this is just a deterrent for people who would abuse the service.
Invite a Friend Bonus – You can use this referral link anywhere. When someone signs up for any of the plans by clicking this link you will get 15 days free premium access. They just have to sign up within 30 days from the first visit to the site from your link and you will automatically get credited.
How to Download Files with Premiumize.me
All right, lets get to the fun stuff. Downloading files with Premiumize.me is as simple as right clicking the links, pasting it in the download box, and hitting the start transfer button. You can even download multiple links all at the same time. Lets start with torrents.
To get started downloading torrents with Premiumize.me go to your favorite torrent site and find the magnet link or torrent file that you wish to download.
For this example I will be downloading the latest version of Ubuntu via torrent.
Right click on the torrent or magnet file and select “copy link address” from the drop-down menu.
On most torrent sites you would look for the little red magnet. Right-click and choose “copy link address”
Head back over to Premiumize.me and click on the “Downloader” button in the top left.
Paste the link into the box labeled “New Download” and then initiate the download by pressing the “Start Transfers” button.
Once your download has finished you will see the entire file or folder name with the word finished underneath of it. At this point, the file is sitting on your Premium.me seedbox and will automatically seed up to a 1:2 Ratio or 72 hrs whichever comes first.
From this menu, you also have the ability to download the files directly from the seedbox to your home computer (Be sure to use a VPN) or export links to be shared and offer a direct download to anyone who has the link.
How to Download Usenet Files With Premiumize.me
If you’re not familiar with Usenet there a ton of resources out there to learn from. It is a lot like torrents and can seem quite complicated at first but once you get the right resources (Like Premiumize.me) you’ll find that it has a lot to offer.
To get started google “Free Usenet” or go to Reddit and search in some of the sub-reddits for a good site. When you find one it will look something similar to this.
To download the file simply right click on the download cloud icon as save the link to your clipboard.
Paste the link into your downloader on Premiumize.me and hit the “start transfers” button.
Once the file has completed the download you can directly download it to your computer (Using a VPN), share the link with others. Since this happens to be a video file you can immediately stream the file directly in your browser or on your phone or other devices.
Downloading From File Hosting Sites Using Premiumize.me
File hosting sites are a real pain in the ass if you don’t have a premium account with them. As I mentioned before this feature of Premiumize.me is what really caught my attention.
When you come across a file hosted on one of these sites that you would like to download. Simply right click on the download link as select “copy link address” In this case Zippyshare works great.
Paste the link into your downloader on Premiumize.me and click “Start Transfer”
In seconds the file appears in your seedbox. You don’t have to endure the wait times, redirects, pop-ups, or limits like you would if you clicked through to the actual hosting site. Its fricking awesome!
Here is a list of the supported sites. The Factor number has to do with the Fair Use Status that I mentioned earlier. If a host as a factor or 2.0 and you download a 5GB file from there then you would only use 10 points downloading that file. Keep in mind. 5GB is a big file, and you get topped off with 30 points every night.
Downloading Youtube Files to Premiumize.me
Every once in a while or for certain projects you may need to download a video from Youtube. There are some services, software, and extensions that work sometimes. But when you use those services you have to download the file straight to your home computer. With Premiumize.me you can download it directly to your seedbox. And just like the other methods, it’s really easy.
Head on over to Youtube and find the video that you need to download. Once the video is playing click on the “share” button.
When you click the share button you will have options of sharing to other social media sites but below that it will also give you a link.
Hit the “copy” button to save the link on your clipboard. Head back over to Premiumize.me and past the link into your downloader.
Within a few seconds, the video will download and you can either view immediately on your computer, on another device or download it directly.
Well, that about wraps up my Premiumize.me review and tutorial. I hope that you were able to get something out of it.
Premiumize.me is a great tool for getting content. However, If your goal is to build ratio’s and do actual seeding you may want to try another plan or provider.
I certainly didn’t start out loving this seedbox but as I dug deeper it has some really cool options. It’s easy to use and you get a TON of options. If you would like to sign up for Premiumize.me you can do so by clicking the link below.
What I Liked
- Download from multiple sources, not just for torrents.
- Ability to bypass annoying ads, wait times and pop-ups associated with file hosting sites by providing premium features without having to pay for each service
- Price. 1TB of storage for $11.25 a month is nothing to have a seedbox with this many options.
What I Hated
- I thought the members' area was a little weak. It never feels like you've left the free side of the site.
- The transfer speed was a little slower than I expected. This could be caused by any number of things including the time I was using it.. Don't get me wrong. Everything loaded really quickly.