Comparison of Podcast Hosting Platforms

Name
% of Market
Tier 1
For:
Tier 2
For:
Tier 3
For:
Tier 4
For:
Notes:
Anchor
40
Free
Unlimited
Free
Unlimited
Free
Unlimited
Free
Unlimited
Blubrry
.14
$12
100mb storage/month
$20
250mb storage/month, video
$40
500mb storage/month
$80
1GB storage/month
Free WordPress site and powerpress integration
Buzzsprout
4
Free
2 hours storage/month
$12
3 hours storage/month
$18
6 hours storage/month
$24
12 hours storage/month
Chapters markers, Easy to use, great tutorials
Captivate
.23
$19
12k DL’s/month
$50
60k DL’s/month
$99
150k DL’s/month
X
X
Unlimited shows/storage, WordPress integration
Libsyn
5
$5
50mb storage/month
$15
250mb storage/month
$20
400mb storage/month
$40
800mb storage/month
Extra $ for stats, domain and additional storage
Pinecast
.27
Free
2 shows/10 episodes/48mb
$10
Unlimited shows, website, domain
$10/Add-on
Analytics, larger episodes
X
X
Upcharge for stats, and larger files
Podomatic
2.8
Free
500mb storage, 15GB DL’s
$10
2GB storage, 100GB DL’s
$15
2.5GB storage, 200GB DL’s
$25
5GB storage, 500GB DL’s
Episodes never expire. Phone app recording
Podbean
4.4
Free
5 hours storage, 100Gb DL’s
$9
Unlimited DL’s/storage, domain
$29
Video
$99
Multiple channels, remove branding
Ad marketplace, live streaming, video podcasts
Simplecast
.8
$15
20k DL’s/month
$35
50k DL’s/month
$85
120k DL’s/month
X
X
Website with SSL included
Soundcloud
7.8
Free
3 hours
$12
Unlimited
X
X
X
X
Stats aren’t very good but it’s cheap
Spreaker
3.8
Free
5 hours, multiple shows
$7
100 hours, dynamic ads
$20
500 hours, advanced stats
$50
1500 hours, full stats
Multiple shows, Dynamic ads
Transistor
.39
$19
10k DL’s/month
$49
50k DL’s/month
$99
150k DL’s/month
X
X
Full stats, Multiple Shows, Website
Host that allows you to create multiple shows under the same account for no extra fee and includes detailed analytics
No expiration of episodes hosted. Comes with an app for recording and publishing. Pricing based on bandwidth and storage.
Started in 2004 and has approx 5% of the market. Their pricing structure is based on how many megabytes you can upload.
Offers the ability to create multiple shows at the base price of $7/month. Each plan comes with dynamic ad insertion.
Hosting platform that includes statistics, a website, embedded player and automatic mastering.
Platform that includes publishing, distribution, analytics, social sharing and websites. No bandwidth cap on the most basic plan.
Podcast hosting platform with all the features you need for starting a podcast, promoting your podcast, and monetizing your podcast.