About Castos

Castos was formed in 2017 around the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin, a popular way of self-hosting podcasts. Castos added analytics, hosting, and an embeddable media player, and now provides automated transcription, a simple website, and allows content to be republished to YouTube.

On top of this, the company also provides podcast editing services.

About CoHost

Fatima Zaidi, founder and CEO of Quill, felt that podcast hosting was still an unsolved problem, so created CoHost to try and scratch an itch she feels podcasters are still having.

The service boasts automated transcripts, a customisable website, download and link tracking, and a highly customisable and attractive embeddable player.

Castos Starter vs CoHost Professional

Castos doesn't allow custom websites on this plan. However, Castos has the best price for this plan.

Castos CoHost
Price $15.83 per month $59.95 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Castos Growth vs CoHost Professional

Castos has the best price for this plan. Castos will also autopost your episodes to YouTube. However, Castos doesn't allow custom websites on this plan.

Castos CoHost
Price $40.83 per month $59.95 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Castos Pro vs CoHost Professional

CoHost's plan is cheaper. Castos doesn't allow custom websites on this plan. However, Castos will autopost your episodes to YouTube.

Castos CoHost
Price $82.50 per month $59.95 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited 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

Castos provides private feeds. Castos attempt to protect against feeds being imported into other providers without your consent. Castos allows you to designate portions of your episodes that can used to create audiograms in apps like Headliner. Castos works with apps that support Bitcoin donations.