Top 10 Podcast Hosting Platforms
The most challenging step for any new podcaster is getting their podcast out there and making it discoverable. Choosing a podcast hosting service is not the easiest of tasks. You will come across so many of them and they all appear to be similar.
The aim of this article is to present to you the top choices, along with their pros and cons. Hopefully, this will make the process simpler for you. The main reason is the fact that sharing and storing your podcasts will no longer be your concern.
Podcast hosting services, typically, are designed for podcasters’ content and they have in-built features that remove some technological aspects involved in making a podcast. These services can share to several distributors and make it easier to share or embed files on social media, add descriptions and cover art in addition to optimizing your audio automatically.
Hosting your podcast on Google Drive, Dropbox, or your website may not sound like a bad idea if you are still a newbie. But there is a reason why podcast hosting services were created. Many storage options and websites neither have the bandwidth nor the capability for doing this job.
Best Podcast Hosting Services
The best thing about Buzzsprout is that it has a free plan and other affordable ones. If you use the free one, your episodes will be deleted after 90 days.
This podcasting hosting service is at the top of this list because it is a modern, easy to understand and clean.
This one has a Powerpress option through which you can publish with WordPress websites seamlessly. For support, you get to talk to an actual person rather than via email which may take a while. New customers are provided with a free WordPress website as well. Additionally, it has a simple interface.
It is not the most popular service but like BluBrry, it offers the WordPress integration option. Their storage and bandwidth are unlimited. Castos’ automated import process is one of its main selling points.
PodBean has a small plan that costs $3 per month and a basic one that costs $9 per month. It is very easy to understand because of its visual analytics. With PodBean, you will have access to a wide range of features, albeit at a higher price.
There are not many podcast hosting services like Podiant. It offers you unlimited bandwidth and storage without increasing prices. Besides, you will get a free website for your podcast.
This is a new host with amazing features.
Simplecast has a special tool, Recast, that you can use to share custom episode clips on social media.
Their mobile app is outstanding because of how seamless it is.
This is a very popular host, ideal for all kinds of podcasters.
Anchor.FM which is what I use to host my Podcast. They are now owned by Spotify.