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.

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.

Podcast.co Starter vs RSS.com Student & NGO

RSS.com's plan is cheaper. They're also more generous with bandwidth. However, Podcast.co allows for a custom website on this plan.

Podcast.co RSS.com
Price $29.00 per month $4.99 per month
Number of podcasts 1 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads 10,000 per month Unlimited
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Podcast.co Pro vs RSS.com All in One Podcasting

Podcast.co offers the ability to host more podcasts. Podcast.co 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. They're also more generous with bandwidth.

Podcast.co RSS.com
Price $49.00 per month $12.99 per month
Number of podcasts 20 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads 50,000 per month Unlimited
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Podcast.co Business vs RSS.com All in One Podcasting

Podcast.co offers the ability to host more podcasts. Podcast.co 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. They're also more generous with bandwidth.

Podcast.co RSS.com
Price $99.00 per month $12.99 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited 1
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads 100,000 per month Unlimited
Storage Unlimited 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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