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Explore a detailed comparison of Anchor and Buzzsprout 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:
Buzzsprout is a podcast hosting software that provides podcasters with tools to create, publish and distribute podcast episodes on various platforms. Users can track and gain insight into episode downloads, listener location and other metrics via actionable analytics.
Buzzsprout is best for:
Anchor vs Buzzsprout features
Both Anchor and Buzzsprout can be used to host and distribute a podcast easily. However, Buzzsprout imposes a 250GB/month bandwidth limit.
Regarding distribution, Anchor offers only 7 podcast directories to be listed to.
In terms of promotion tools, Buzzsprout provides a wider range of tools to better promote a podcast, but there is no Social Media management or newsletter tool to save time in your marketing strategy.
Lastly, while Anchor platform offers basic analytics, Buzzsprout stands out with advanced analytics. Unfortunately, there is no Heatmap to analyze your listening peaks or Apple Podcasts integration to track your success on Apple Podcasts.
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