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About LibSyn

LibSyn is almost literally the first name in podcast hosting. They provide a rock-solid infrastructure and every possible feature you would expect from a mature platform. They have a huge user-base and run regular community events, many of whom are experienced podcasters who rely on LibSyn to run reliably.

LibSyn differs from most hosts in that it provides different RSS feeds for different apps and directories (as it calls them “destinations”) which is perhaps unnecessarily confusing, however when new directories and markets are opened up, LibSyn is almost always first in-line to adopt them.

The company is conservative in its development, often taking multiple years to roll out interface updates. This has meant they’ve fallen behind modern hosts whose designers and developers value user experience, however they offer support via email and they’ve been around for so long and have so many customers, that answers to most questions can probably be found in Facebook groups and Reddit threads.

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.

LibSyn Classic 250 vs Podcast.co Starter

LibSyn has the best price for this plan. LibSyn is also more generous in its bandwidth. LibSyn will also autopost your episodes to YouTube. However, Podcast.co offers more storage at this tier. LibSyn doesn't allow custom websites on this plan.

LibSyn Podcast.co
Price $15.00 per month $29.00 per month
Number of podcasts 1 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 10,000 per month
Storage 250 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

LibSyn Advanced 400 vs Podcast.co Pro

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

LibSyn Podcast.co
Price $20.00 per month $49.00 per month
Number of podcasts 1 20
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 50,000 per month
Storage 400 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

LibSyn Advanced 800 vs Podcast.co Business

Podcast.co offers the ability to host more podcasts. Podcast.co offers more storage at this tier. LibSyn doesn't allow custom websites on this plan. You can't hook up a custom domain to your website as you can with LibSyn. However, LibSyn has the best price for this plan. LibSyn is also more generous in its bandwidth. They also offer IAB-certified stats, whereas Podcast.co doesn't. LibSyn will also autopost your episodes to YouTube.

LibSyn Podcast.co
Price $40.00 per month $99.00 per month
Number of podcasts 1 Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 100,000 per month
Storage 800 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Other considerations

You might find Podcast.co easier to use.