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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 Transistor

Founded in 2018, Transistor is a relative newcomer to the hosting space, and has since leant its services to some big names including VH-1, Basecamp, and Kickstarter.

Although not as full-featured as others, lacking an adequate podcast website or IAB-compliant metrics, for professionals looking for affordable hosting for a podcast whose website is handled elsewhere – or where the podcast forms part of a larger offering – Transistor is easy-to-use and lightning-fast to launch with.

The service was born out of one of the founders’ work projects, so it carries the DNA of a service meant for companies that are using a podcast as part of a wider media strategy. In that respect, it’s not a good fit for hobbyists and beginners, but its no-nonsense interface makes it a good pick for busy show runners.

The Podcode podcast, the audio version of the Podcode.tv channel, is hosted with Transistor.

Podcast.co Starter vs Transistor Starter

Transistor's plan is cheaper. Transistor offers the ability to host more podcasts. However, Podcast.co allows for a custom website on this plan.

Podcast.co Transistor
Price $29.00 per month $19.00 per month
Number of podcasts 1 Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads 10,000 per month 10,000 per month
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Podcast.co Pro vs Transistor Professional

Transistor offers the ability to host more podcasts. They're also more generous with bandwidth. They will also autopost your episodes to YouTube. However, Podcast.co allows for a custom website on this plan. You can also hook up a custom domain to your website.

Podcast.co Transistor
Price $49.00 per month $49.00 per month
Number of podcasts 20 Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads 50,000 per month 75,000 per month
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Podcast.co Business vs Transistor Business

Transistor are more generous with bandwidth. They will also autopost your episodes to YouTube. However, Podcast.co allows for a custom website on this plan. You can also hook up a custom domain to your website.

Podcast.co Transistor
Price $99.00 per month $99.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads 100,000 per month 200,000 per month
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Other considerations

You might find Transistor easier to use. Transistor attempt to protect against feeds being imported into other providers without your consent.