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 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.

CoHost Professional vs Podcast.co Starter

CoHost offers the ability to host more podcasts. CoHost is also more generous in its bandwidth. However, Podcast.co's plan is cheaper.

CoHost Podcast.co
Price $59.95 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

CoHost Professional vs Podcast.co Pro

Podcast.co's plan is cheaper. You can't hook up a custom domain to your website as you can with CoHost. However, CoHost offers the ability to host more podcasts. CoHost is also more generous in its bandwidth.

CoHost Podcast.co
Price $59.95 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

CoHost Professional vs Podcast.co Business

CoHost has the best price for this plan. CoHost is also more generous in its bandwidth. However, you can't hook up a custom domain to your website as you can with CoHost.

CoHost Podcast.co
Price $59.95 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

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