About Buzzsprout

Up until a couple of years ago, Buzzsprout was something of an also-ran, but has seen major growth since 2018 and is now arguably the world’s biggest podcast host.

They share a lot of user-interface DNA with Libsyn, Podbean and similar companies that arose in the early 2000s, but since 2020 have been leading the charge in adoption of standards like the Podcast Index’s podcast namespace.

The company’s vast educational resources, predictable pricing (including a free tier) and their somewhat silly name position Buzzsprout as a solid service for the hobbyist looking to flex their muscles. Podcasters looking to host their own website will likely want something more flexible than the out-of-the-box solution, but for all their positioning as a casual service for beginners, it has features and support for those ready to take their podcast more seriously, including IAB-certified analytics, dynamic content insertion, transcription, and an attractive embeddable player.

About RSS.com

RSS.com bills itself as an easy way to upload and manage podcasts. The service offers one-click submission to several podcast directories, and partners with Podcorn to provide customers with access to sponsorship opportunities.

Chief among the benefits for new podcasters with only one show is there is essentially one price to pay, forever. Their “all-in-one” plan offers unlimited downloads, but customers pay per podcast, and there isn’t a way to manage multiple podcasts under the same account.

Buzzsprout 3hrs vs RSS.com Student & NGO

RSS.com's plan is cheaper. You can upload more episodes with RSS.com. However, Buzzsprout offers the ability to host more podcasts. They also offer IAB-certified stats, whereas RSS.com doesn't.

Buzzsprout RSS.com
Price $12.00 per month $4.99 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 1
Episodes 4 per month Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Buzzsprout 6hrs vs RSS.com All in One Podcasting

RSS.com's plan is cheaper. You can upload more episodes with RSS.com. However, Buzzsprout offers the ability to host more podcasts. They also offer IAB-certified stats, whereas RSS.com doesn't.

Buzzsprout RSS.com
Price $18.00 per month $12.99 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 1
Episodes 8 per month Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Buzzsprout 12hrs vs RSS.com All in One Podcasting

RSS.com's plan is cheaper. You can upload more episodes with RSS.com. However, Buzzsprout offers the ability to host more podcasts. They also offer IAB-certified stats, whereas RSS.com doesn't.

Buzzsprout RSS.com
Price $24.00 per month $12.99 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 1
Episodes 16 per month Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Other considerations

You might find RSS.com easier to use. However, Buzzsprout works with apps that support Bitcoin donations.

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