Podcast Hosting Platforms

Podcast Host: When you click a link you’re downloading the information from another computer.

A podcast host is a company that pays to store your episodes on a computer and provides the software used to manage it.

If you’re just starting then Anchor.fm is the one you’ll often hear recommended, mainly because it’s free. If you’re just testing the waters then this is a good option.

The main downside that I see is that they use their own email address for your login to apple for your apple podcast account. No other host does this. They also don’t let you redirect your RSS feed. The problem with this is that Chartable provides far better analytics.¬† They need an RSS redirect to do it. The reason why anchor wouldn’t allow this is questionable to me, especially when companies with 1/10 the money do.

Name
% of Market
Tier 1
For:
Tier 2
For:
Tier 3
For:
Tier 4
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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
Podcast hosting platform that allows you to create multiple shows under the same account for no extra...
(1)
5/5
No expiration of episodes hosted. Comes with an app for recording and publishing. Pricing is based on...
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Libsyn has been around since 2004 and has approximately 5% of the market. Their pricing structure is...
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Offers the ability to create multiple shows at the base price of $7/month. Each plan comes with...
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A hosting platform for distributing your show to podcast players. Includes stats, website, embedded player and automatic...
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0.0/5
A hosting platform that includes publishing, distribution, analytics, social sharing and websites. No bandwidth cap on the...
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0.0/5
Podbean is a podcast hosting platform with all the features you need for starting a podcast, promoting...
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0.0/5