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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.

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.

Pinecast Start vs Podcast.co Starter

Pinecast has the best price for this plan. They also offer the ability to host more podcasts. Pinecast is also more generous in its bandwidth. You can also hook up a custom domain to your website. However, Podcast.co offers more storage at this tier.

Pinecast Podcast.co
Price $10.00 per month $29.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 10,000 per month
Storage 48 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Pinecast Hi-Fi vs Podcast.co Pro

Pinecast has the best price for this plan. They also offer the ability to host more podcasts. Pinecast is also more generous in its bandwidth. However, Podcast.co offers more storage at this tier.

Pinecast Podcast.co
Price $25.00 per month $49.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 20
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 50,000 per month
Storage 256 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Pinecast Crew vs Podcast.co Business

Pinecast has the best price for this plan. Pinecast is also more generous in its bandwidth. You can create a podcast network on Pinecast. However, Podcast.co offers more storage at this tier.

Pinecast Podcast.co
Price $35.00 per month $99.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 100,000 per month
Storage 256 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.