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 Transistor

Founded in 2018, Transistor is a relative newcomer to the hosting space, and has since leant its services to some big names including VH-1, Basecamp, and Kickstarter.

Although not as full-featured as others, lacking an adequate podcast website or IAB-compliant metrics, for professionals looking for affordable hosting for a podcast whose website is handled elsewhere – or where the podcast forms part of a larger offering – Transistor is easy-to-use and lightning-fast to launch with.

The service was born out of one of the founders’ work projects, so it carries the DNA of a service meant for companies that are using a podcast as part of a wider media strategy. In that respect, it’s not a good fit for hobbyists and beginners, but its no-nonsense interface makes it a good pick for busy show runners.

The Podcode podcast, the audio version of the Podcode.tv channel, is hosted with Transistor.

CoHost Professional vs Transistor Starter

CoHost is more generous in its bandwidth. CoHost allows for a custom website on this plan too. However, Transistor's plan is cheaper.

CoHost Transistor
Price $59.95 per month $19.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
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 Transistor Professional

Transistor's plan is cheaper. They will also autopost your episodes to YouTube. However, CoHost is more generous in its bandwidth. CoHost allows for a custom website on this plan too.

CoHost Transistor
Price $59.95 per month $49.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 75,000 per month
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

CoHost Professional vs Transistor Business

CoHost has the best price for this plan. CoHost is also more generous in its bandwidth. CoHost allows for a custom website on this plan too. However, Transistor will autopost to YouTube, unlike CoHost.

CoHost Transistor
Price $59.95 per month $99.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 200,000 per month
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Other considerations

CoHost does not offer private feeds. Transistor attempt to protect against feeds being imported into other providers without your consent.

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