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.

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.

RSS.com Student & NGO vs Transistor Starter

RSS.com has the best price for this plan. RSS.com is also more generous in its bandwidth. However, Transistor offers the ability to host more podcasts.

RSS.com Transistor
Price $4.99 per month $19.00 per month
Number of podcasts 1 Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 10,000 per month
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

RSS.com All in One Podcasting vs Transistor Professional

Transistor offers the ability to host more podcasts. They will also autopost your episodes to YouTube. However, RSS.com has the best price for this plan. RSS.com is also more generous in its bandwidth.

RSS.com Transistor
Price $12.99 per month $49.00 per month
Number of podcasts 1 Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 75,000 per month
Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

RSS.com All in One Podcasting vs Transistor Business

Transistor offers the ability to host more podcasts. They will also autopost your episodes to YouTube. However, RSS.com has the best price for this plan. RSS.com is also more generous in its bandwidth.

RSS.com Transistor
Price $12.99 per month $99.00 per month
Number of podcasts 1 Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 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

RSS.com does not offer private feeds. However, RSS.com allows you to designate portions of your episodes that can used to create audiograms in apps like Headliner.