Five podcast services that you need to know about
This web browser–based or Android/iOS app records high quality streams locally at up to 4K and uploads recordings to the cloud. Separating each participant into their own tracks, it has a “magic editor” to save you time and even features voice–to–text transcription. There’s a free tier, but the standard pricing starts at $15 per month.
Email a link to your guests and they can join your Zencastr session in their web browser. There’s CD–quality audio recording with local copies for safety, 1080p video recording with up to four guests, VoIP chat, and Soundboard, which lets you insert intros, ads and other content. Automatic post–production can mix and export everything for you. There’s a free plan, but the pro plan is $20 per month.
Squadcast uses progressive uploading with auto–saving to the cloud, also recording files locally for safety. Your audio can be edited and processed and it integrates with other editing software. The $20 plan gets you audio–only recording with five hours per show, two team members and six other participants. The $40 plan expands this to video recording, 12 hours and up to 15 team members. Both plans include solid editing features.
Buzzsprout is all about hosting and tracking the performance of your podcasts. It can help you push your podcast to all the top directories like Apple, Spotify and more, as well as getting statistics about listeners and their locations. There’s a “magic mastering” tool for punching up your audio, dynamic content editing and transcription tools. The paid tiers start from $12 per month.
Podbean features an app for audio and video recording as well as tools for distributing your podcast. You also get a choice of monetization tools, including dynamic ad insertion technology that can help you to make money from your podcast. Detailed analytics are available too. The paid plan starts from $9 per month and offers a solid feature set.