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Explore a detailed comparison of Anchor and Acast to see which is the best podcast host. Compare platforms by features and price.
Anchor was founded in 2015 by Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman. The company initially launched as a social audio service geared towards short-form content. In February 2018, Anchor launched an updated version of the platform specifically for creating and publishing podcasts.
In February 2019, Anchor was acquired by Spotify and operates as a subdivision of the streaming company.
Anchor is best for:
Acast was founded in 2014 in Stockholm, by Karl Rosander, Måns Ulvestam, and Johan Billgren and later went public in 2021. It’s a podcast hosting platform, that’s known for its accessible monetization features and analytics tracking.
Acast is best for:
Anchor vs Acast features
Both Anchor and Acast can be used to host and distribute a podcast easily.
Regarding distribution, Anchor offers only 7 podcast directories to be listed on, while Acast offers 11, plus Youtube distribution.
Lastly, while the Anchor platform offers basic analytics, Acast stands out with more advanced analytics.
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