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.

About Pinecast

Pinecast began life in 2015, and its original code was made available to read and fork on Github. It was created by Matt Basta, a software engineer who would go on to work at Stripe Connect, which gave Pinecast an advantage in making it easy for podcasters to collect donations from listeners.

The service offers a flexible and highly-customisable podcast website, options to solicit feedback from listeners, exportable metrics including Spotify data, and easy submission to popular directories.

CoHost Professional vs Pinecast Start

Pinecast's plan is cheaper. You can't hook up a custom domain to your website as you can with CoHost. However, CoHost offers more storage at this tier.

CoHost Pinecast
Price $59.95 per month $10.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage Unlimited 48 mb
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

CoHost Professional vs Pinecast Hi-Fi

Pinecast's plan is cheaper. You can't hook up a custom domain to your website as you can with CoHost. However, CoHost offers more storage at this tier.

CoHost Pinecast
Price $59.95 per month $25.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage Unlimited 256 mb
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

CoHost Professional vs Pinecast Crew

Pinecast's plan is cheaper. You can't hook up a custom domain to your website as you can with CoHost. You can create a podcast network on Pinecast. However, CoHost offers more storage at this tier.

CoHost Pinecast
Price $59.95 per month $35.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage Unlimited 256 mb
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Other considerations

CoHost's user interface is a bit nicer than Pinecast. CoHost allows for Podcasting 2.0 transcripts.