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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 Podcast.co

Podcast.co is a hosting service based in Manchester, UK. Founded in 2017, the company has grown to offer hosting, production, studio rental, advertising, education and more. It also runs the MatchMaker.fm service.

The service is aimed at “businesses and content creators” rather than hobbyists or dyed-in-the-wool podcasters, so it handles podcast distribution itself, abstracting the user from the RSS feed. However this doesn’t affect your ability to migrate away from the platform if you want to go elsewhere.

Although you don’t hear a lot from them in the usual podcasting circles, Podcast.co is spoken highly of and reviewed well amongst those who use it.

Castos Starter vs Podcast.co Starter

Castos has the best price for this plan. They also offer the ability to host more podcasts. Castos is also more generous in its bandwidth. However, Castos doesn't allow custom websites on this plan.

Castos Podcast.co
Price $15.83 per month $29.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 10,000 per month
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Castos Growth vs Podcast.co Pro

Castos has the best price for this plan. They also offer the ability to host more podcasts. Castos is also more generous in its bandwidth. Castos will also autopost your episodes to YouTube. However, Castos doesn't allow custom websites on this plan. You can't hook up a custom domain to your website as you can with Castos.

Castos Podcast.co
Price $40.83 per month $49.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 20
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 50,000 per month
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Castos Pro vs Podcast.co Business

Castos has the best price for this plan. Castos is also more generous in its bandwidth. Castos will also autopost your episodes to YouTube. However, Castos doesn't allow custom websites on this plan. You can't hook up a custom domain to your website as you can with Castos.

Castos Podcast.co
Price $82.50 per month $99.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 100,000 per month
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Other considerations

Castos's user interface is a bit nicer than Podcast.co.