Who uses Buzzsprout for their hosting platform and how do you like it?

If not, who do you use and why did you choose that one? (I currently use Libsyn but I'm starting a 2nd podcast and may explore another platform.)

Coleen K posted to Podcast Hosting on

  • GP

    about 5 months ago

    I used Buzzsprout for about 6 months (35 episodes / 16K downloads) and they were good. However, I ran into some issues with the audio being mono 96k only no matter what you upload it's re-encoded into this format unless you spend more money and buy "magic mastering". This resulted in a pretty expensive monthly fee all said and done. I recently moved over to Transistor FM and I'm loving it so far. It's super inexpensive (around $15/month for 20K downloads) and you can host as many podcasts as you want without spending more money on the same account. They also don't mess with your audio quality or file format. Buzzsprout certainly makes things easy and has a reputation but there are other hosts out there. Also... be aware that you're asking this question in a "Buzzsprout Sponsored" facebook group which will likely bias the feedback you get here.

    • CL

      about 5 months ago

      I like Buzzsprout a lot but I can tell you from experience that having podcasts on different hosts gets draining after a while.

  • PN profile image

    about 5 months ago

    If you’re starting a second podcast, look into Captivate. They allow you to host multiple podcasts without paying for a second hosting package.

  • JJ

    about 5 months ago

    I switched to Buzzsprout from another host because of dynamic ads and customer service (happy I did). Every host has different benefits just depends on what you’re looking for. Any issue or features you need?

  • TC

    about 5 months ago

    Im starying to use acast. But used anchor, buzzsprout and libsyn. In order Buzzsprout Libsyn Anchor Acast as of now is good. We shall see.