Top 6 Podcast Hosting Platforms you need in 2021

A podcast is a series of spoken word digital audio files that users can download to their personal device like the music files. A podcast episode is like TV episodes because the series comprises many audios that a podcaster records. But it’s not that simple to record & upload these audios/podcasts. That’s why there are many hosting platforms that will help you record, transcribe, and upload it to various platforms, including your website. Let’s look at some of them right now.

Top 6 Podcast Hosting Platforms

Launching a podcast can be a complex process requiring time to plan everything & plan how to start your show . But, with these podcast hosting platforms, so many Businesses, Enterprises & Individuals have launched their first podcast & they are still doing it.

You can be the next one too!

Let’s check the top podcast hosting platforms-

1)Buzzsprout

Buzzsprout has been one of the best podcast hosting platforms used by over 1,00,000 lakh people since 2009. And the best part is, Buzzsprout is one of the top companies that offer a free plan which makes it easy to get started.

Features-

  • It helps to create, publish and promote podcast episodes across various platforms.
  • Podcasters can track and gain an overview of episodes downloaded with the listener’s location.
  • Enables you to upload, edit, add & schedule the podcast as per the need.
  • Users can transcribe their audio files.

Specialization-

  • Audience analytics
  • Speech recognition
  • API
  • Automatic Transcription

Pricing-

Now, let’s discuss the pricing, depending upon the plan you need. You can avail of different features from different pricing ranges. They are,

  • Free – Upload 2 hours each month.
  • $12/ month – Upload 3 hours each month and unlimited storage.
  • $18/ month – Features above, plus upload 6 hours per month.
  • $24/ month – Features above, and upload 12 hours each month.

2)Listnr

Listnr helps you to convert your blog post or any text into high-quality speech. It uses state-of-the-art speech synthesis and deep learning algorithms to reduce the most human-sounding voice.

Features-

  • It provides high-quality, human-sounding voices.
  • It helps in updating your RSS feed every time you upload new content.
  • Users can create a custom podcast page and can share it with their audience.
  • Enables you to embed your podcast episode or voiceovers into your website or blog.

Specialization-

  • 100+ natural and human-sounding voices in 22+ languages and 4(+) dialects for all voices.
  • User can add a child voiceover too.

Pricing-

  • Solo- $90/year or $9/month (with 30,000 words per month, 3 podcast shows, and unlimited conversion.)
  • Startup- $200/year or $20/month (with 1,00,000 words per month, 5 podcast shows, commercial redistribution right, and white labeling.)
  • Agency- $500/year or $50/month (everything that startup package includes with unlimited summaries + embedded and audio player analytics with customization.

3)Spreaker

Spreaker is a web-based podcast hosting software & works with a built-in content management system(CMS) that lets the team publish podcast episodes across Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify & more.

Features-

  • It helps in hosting many podcasts with customization RSS feeds.
  • Users can have programmatic monetization.
  • Publisher and distributors can backfill content with ads while monitoring the advertisement campaign.

Specialization-

  • Users get the feature of engagement tracking.
  • Spreaker provides moderation with the multi-channel distribution.
  • Enables you to experience live streaming.
  • Enables you to monetize your podcast episode with integrate advertisement.

Pricing-

  • Free speech- $0/month (with many podcast hosting and users can upload their podcast to iheartradio, Spotify, and Apple podcast.)
  • On-air talent- $7/month (Everything that Free speech includes with customizable RSS feeds and programmatic monetization too.)
  • Broadcaster- $20/month (with everything that comes under free speech and on Airtel package including paid subscription and advanced statistics.)
  • Anchorman- $50/month ( everything that comes under broadcaster package with customizable player colors.)
  • Publisher- $120/month (with advertisement ads trafficking tools collaboration feature and priority support.)

4)Transistor.fm

Transistor results from the friendship of two podcasters, Jon & Justin, who launched this platform in August 2018. They provide podcast hosting and analytics for thousands of organizations, brands, and creatives around the world.

Features-

  • Enables you to upload your audio with RSS feeds.
  • Users can see their average downloads per episode, popular podcast apps, subscribers, & trends.
  • Enables you to distribute your podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!
  • Enables you to send private episodes to your team, members, advisors & subscribers.

Specialization-

  • Give you support with live chats & guides.
  • Users can try this platform as a 14-day trial.
  • Private podcasting to your team, advisors & subscribers.

Pricing-

  • Starter- $19/month or $190/year (with Unlimited podcasts, 2 logins, 15000 per month downloads)
  • Professional- $49/month or $490/year (with unlimited podcasts, 5 logins & 75000 per month downloads)
  • Business- $99/month or $990/year (with unlimited podcasts, 10 many logins, remove branding from player & 200,000 monthly downloads)

5)Podbean

Podbean started to provide hosting services in 2007 and currently serves around 1 billion podcast downloads per year. Podbean now provides enterprise-level services to corporations, organizations, radio stations, & many media brands.

Features-

  • It enables you to switch from another podcast hosting site to Podbean with their free importing tool.
  • Provides you advanced & basic stats that show how your podcast is performing.

Specialization-

  • It enables you to monetize your podcast by using Podbean’s built-in dynamic advertising system.
  • Podcasters can take listener calls and get real-time comments.
  • Podbean has its app audio recorder to record, edit and publish podcasts right from your phone.

Pricing-

  • $0/month- 5 hours total with 100GB/month
  • $14/month or $108/year- Unlimited hours & bandwidth with few monetization tools
  • $39/month or $348/year- Best for video podcast with unlimited hours, bandwidth, and complete monetization tools
  • $129/month or $1188/year- Best for business podcasts with unlimited hours, bandwidth, and many other features.

6)Castos

Castos made things easy for people by their hosting platform and Seriously simple podcasting WordPress plugin integration.

Features-

  • Enables you to host your podcast without limits.
  • Provides easy, Free migrations
  • Enables you to manage your podcast from WordPress
  • Make things easy for you by automated transcripts

Specialization-

  • Provides playlist player
  • Castos Mobile App for Private Podcasting
  • Streamline your Podcast Production with Alitu
  • Updated Private Subscribers Dashboard

Pricing-

  • Starter- $190/year with Unlimited Podcasts, up to 100 private subscribers & many more basic features
  • Growth- $490/year with unlimited podcasts, Up to 250 Private Subscribers, Video republishing to Youtube & Headliner Audiogram Integration
  • Pro- $990/year with everything that comes under the Growth package, including advanced analytics & Video file hosting.

Key Takeaway

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