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 RSS.com

RSS.com bills itself as an easy way to upload and manage podcasts. The service offers one-click submission to several podcast directories, and partners with Podcorn to provide customers with access to sponsorship opportunities.

Chief among the benefits for new podcasters with only one show is there is essentially one price to pay, forever. Their “all-in-one” plan offers unlimited downloads, but customers pay per podcast, and there isn’t a way to manage multiple podcasts under the same account.

LibSyn Classic 250 vs RSS.com Student & NGO

RSS.com's plan is cheaper. RSS.com offers more storage at this tier. However, LibSyn will autopost your episodes to YouTube.

LibSyn RSS.com
Price $15.00 per month $4.99 per month
Number of podcasts 1 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage 250 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

LibSyn Advanced 400 vs RSS.com All in One Podcasting

RSS.com's plan is cheaper. RSS.com offers more storage at this tier. However, LibSyn will autopost your episodes to YouTube.

LibSyn RSS.com
Price $20.00 per month $12.99 per month
Number of podcasts 1 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage 400 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

LibSyn Advanced 800 vs RSS.com All in One Podcasting

RSS.com's plan is cheaper. RSS.com offers more storage at this tier. However, LibSyn offers IAB-certified stats, whereas RSS.com doesn't. LibSyn will also autopost your episodes to YouTube.

LibSyn RSS.com
Price $40.00 per month $12.99 per month
Number of podcasts 1 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
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 RSS.com easier to use. RSS.com allows for Podcasting 2.0 transcripts. RSS.com attempt to protect against feeds being imported into other providers without your consent. RSS.com allows you to designate portions of your episodes that can used to create audiograms in apps like Headliner.

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