Top 17 Podcasting Platforms and Software (2023)

17 most popular free and paid podcast hosting software and platforms that bloggers use for podcasting. Some of the features to consider when looking for the best podcasting software include monetization options, social sharing, hosting fees, podcast distribution, SEO, multi-device, embedding ability, listener stats, integrations, download options, recording options, live streaming, etc. We have ranked podcasting software according to performance and popularity.

1. SoundCloud

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Soundcloud is the largest free music and audio platform. It can be used to upload upto 3 hours of audio. You can upload unlimited time audio and monetize your podcasts with SoundCloud pro plan.


2. Anchor

Anchor logo is a free podcast hosting and distribution platform that is owned by Spotify.


3. Streamyard

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StreamYard is a powerful software that is used for creating live streams. You can use StreamYard for streaming directly to YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.


4. Podbean

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PodBean is a powerful podcast hosting platform that can be used to create, promote and monetize podcasts.


5. Libsyn

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Libsyn is a premium podcast hosting and distribution software that is used by some of the most popular companies and brands.


6. Buzzsprout

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Buzzsprout is an easy-to-use podcast hosting and distribution platform. Buzzsprout is used and recommended by some of the most popular bloggers because of its beautiful player.


7. Spreaker

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Spreaker is a podcast hosting platform that is used for hosting, creation, distribution, and monetization of podcasts.


8. Simplecast

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Simplecast is a platform that is used for podcast hosting and analytics. With a one click, you can publish your podcasts to apple podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.


9. Zencastr

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Zencastr a software that is used to record podcasts on the browser (Chrome, Brave, and Edge). It also offers audio/video mixing and live editing soundboard.


10. Audioboom

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Audioboom is a podcast hosting platform that can be used for host, distribute and monetize audio. It is ideal for a radio station broadcaster or publisher.


11. Captivate FM

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Captivate is a platform that is used for unlimited podcast hosting by creatives. It comes with an in-built podcast marketing suite.


12. Blubrry

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Blubrry is a podcast hosting company that is ideal for podcasters using WordPress CMS. It comes with PowerPress, a powerful WordPress podcasting plugin.


13. Transistor FM

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Transistor fm is a platform where you can upload your recorded audio and they will be distributed to Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc.


14. Castos

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Castos is a simple podcast hosting and analytics platform. It can be used for public and private podcast hosting.


15. Fireside

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Fireside is a podcast hosting company. It comes with a powerful dashboard that you can use to manage guests, sponsors, and collaborators.


16. Squadcast

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Squadcast is a podcast recording software. It can be used for recording audio and video on the web browser.


17. Podcastics

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Podcastics is a podcast hosting platform. You can use it to upload podcasts and distribute them to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, etc.


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