What's included in the Starter plan?
Our Starter plan costs a flat $10/mo (or $110/year).
First and foremost, paid customers are not subjected to the free demo plan. Your entire feed—not just the most recent ten episodes—is shown to all listeners.
All paid Pinecast plans include:
No service fees on the Tip Jar
Podcast website with site builder & custom domain support
Shareable podcast short link
With the Free plan, episodes are capped at 48MB. With the Starter plan, episodes are capped at 80MB. You also get a monthly 80MB "surge" pool: if episodes exceed the 80MB limit, they'll draw from the pool. The surge pool resets after thirty days.
With all of the Pinecast paid plans, you have access to our import tool. The import tool will automatically copy all of your podcast assets (audio, artwork) from your previous host and upload it to Pinecast servers.
You get better tools for understanding your podcast's analytics:
Breakdowns of listens by episode, which help you understand trends in listenership.
Breakdowns of listens by app and operating system, which help you to understand how exactly your listeners are consuming your podcast.
Analytics data is back-filled from any time you spent on our Free plan, so you'll always have a full analytics history.
All paid plans have the option to embed episodes as a HTML player. You can find the player HTML code on the Player tab of your episode dashboard.
With the Starter plan, you get a simple, clean podcast website that automatically updates with each episode. You can even use your existing domain name.
Private (Paid) Episodes
With the Starter plan, you can mark your episodes as "private". A private episode is only available to listeners that have a recurring tip set up with your podcast's tip jar. If they cancel their subscription, we'll automatically revoke their access to your private content.
Shareable short links
We provide you with a social media-friendly short link for your podcast and each of your episodes. Short links make it easy to promote your content without needing to set up a website. They're optimized for new listeners to tune in, directing them to subscribe on podcast apps relevant to their device and operating system.
Short links come with analytics built-in, making it effortless to track the success of your social media efforts.