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 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.

Pinecast Start vs RSS.com Student & NGO

Pinecast offers the ability to host more podcasts. Pinecast allows for a custom website on this plan too. You can also hook up a custom domain to your website. However, RSS.com's plan is cheaper. RSS.com offers more storage at this tier.

Pinecast RSS.com
Price $10.00 per month $4.99 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage 48 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Pinecast Hi-Fi vs RSS.com All in One Podcasting

Pinecast offers the ability to host more podcasts. Pinecast allows for a custom website on this plan too. You can also hook up a custom domain to your website. However, RSS.com's plan is cheaper. RSS.com offers more storage at this tier.

Pinecast RSS.com
Price $25.00 per month $12.99 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
Storage 256 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Pinecast Crew vs RSS.com All in One Podcasting

Pinecast offers the ability to host more podcasts. Pinecast allows for a custom website on this plan too. You can also hook up a custom domain to your website. You can create a podcast network on Pinecast. However, RSS.com's plan is cheaper. RSS.com offers more storage at this tier.

Pinecast RSS.com
Price $35.00 per month $12.99 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited Unlimited
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 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.