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Anchor by Spotify

Anchor by Spotify


What is Anchor by Spotify?

Anchor, by Spotify, is a podcasting platform, enabling the user to create, distribute, and monetize a podcast. It is available via a free plan. It features built-in uploading, recording, and editing tools so the can easily create and publish episodes.

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What is Anchor by Spotify?

Anchor, by Spotify, is a podcasting platform, enabling the user to create, distribute, and monetize a podcast. It is available via a free plan. It features built-in uploading, recording, and editing tools so the can easily create and publish episodes.

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Anchor by Spotify Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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David Calvert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Anchor to produce a podcast that is in addition to the other sermon podcast hosted by our website provider. Anchor gave us options for publishing and content management that were way more robust and user-friendly than what our website does, pushing things to Apple Podcasts alone. Anchor made it easier to connect with multiple podcast outlets from one source.
  • Podcast hosting.
  • Podcast producing.
  • Episode management.
  • Content creation.
  • Ad support.
  • Ad integration.
  • Explanation of production tools.
  • Different terminology than other podcast production apps.
Anchor is a great podcast app for folks just starting out with podcasting or who want some of the technical things to be streamlined and simplified. With the built-in audience of Spotify subscribers, it's also easy to get started with a listening audience. There are easy ways to connect to other Podcast platforms and easy ways to integrate ads if that's something you want to do as a podcaster.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anchor has allowed us to get started in the podcasting space easily and quickly. They've enabled us to get set up without having to become experts in all the different facets of running a podcast, like recording and editing software, syndication, hosting, etc. It's really been a great way to get started quickly.
  • Syndication is very easy with Anchor.
  • Recording is simple and intuitive.
  • Editing is robust enough to get the job done without being overly complicated.
  • Documentation could be improved.
  • Better tutorials/onboarding.
  • Using Anchor to listen to podcasts is a bit cumbersome. The consumer side of the UX could be improved.
Anchor is great for getting started with podcasting. It makes getting started in the space really accessible to anyone with a smartphone. It seems to work great for individuals and small businesses. There are probably better options for more established brands out there, as Anchor does limit some of your options, but for those getting started or those that don't have needs beyond Anchor's limitations, I would highly recommend it over the competition.
Brandon Stuhr | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We primarily use Anchor by Spotify as the main distributor for our initial podcast series, "You Know The Drill". Using Anchor allows us to easily distribute to Spotify, Apple Podcasts, as well as other podcast platforms.
  • Ease of Distribution to other Platforms
  • Very User-Friendly interface
  • Easy implementation of basic ad strategy.
  • In app editing processes.
  • Season organization.
  • Analytics could be clearer.
If you are brand new to podcasting or want to actively use songs on Spotify in your episodes, Anchor makes the setup and continued development of your show incredibly easy. While organization for your show is essential and Anchor makes it easy, feel free to use other supplemental programs to better enhance your experience.
James Hicks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a podcast platform Anchor serves its purpose of aggregating content to various platforms. The functionality and UI are very simple (which is a PRO and CON), but overall Anchor allows content creators the ability to share their audio (and video) content to the most popular podcast platforms with ease.
  • Simplicity
  • Integration with primary networks
  • Flexibility (with mobile capabilities)
  • Features integrated in platform and app
  • Analytics
  • Advertising opportunities
Anchor is free - so that's always appealing. However, like with many things, "you get what you pay for" The basic functionality of being able to host, produce and distribute a podcast is there - so anyone looking to quickly and easily share their content can do that with Anchor. For those looking for more specific controls (such as rich analytics, stronger advertising options, customizable embed options, etc) - Anchor isn't there yet in my opinion.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a novice podcaster, I was looking for a podcast editing tool that allowed for a process to easily edit in a timely, cost efficient, and convenient manner. The business problem was to address a need for a small business and identify a tool that easily integrated with other operating platforms. The primary goal was to produce new podcast output material more frequently. This tool is a powerhouse for independent consultants searching for a reliant software.
  • Audio Editing function
  • Collaboration options
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Easy integration to other music content platforms
  • Tool to determine how to gain feedback from other platforms
  • Support tool for troubleshooting
The educational tutorials for podcasters are very beneficial for independent consultants. Anchor, by Spotify assisted the process of getting started as a novice user. The ease of use in a virtual environment is the primary attraction to the software. This allows use for a small business and is cost efficient for independent consultants.
Jyotsna Tripathi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Anchor, by Spotify, addresses the problem of hosting podcasts and distribution of podcasts to various platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, etc. Anchor, by Spotify, is a great one-stop solution for recording podcast episodes to editing them by adding sound effects and further publishing them as well as monetizing them. Anchor, by Spotify, also offers some exclusive features that can be useful for some businesses such as the Music+Talk features where you could use snippets of songs available on Spotify in your podcasts and talk about them.
  • Podcasting Hosting and Distribution Solution: Anchor offers a great solution for hosting and distributing podcasts to various platforms and provides you with the RSS Feed which you can add to supported platforms.
  • Recording Facility: Anchor has features to help you record podcast episodes without any special equipment or much technical knowledge. It even allows guests to record together remotely.
  • Editing: Anchor has a workflow available that allows arranging various parts and recordings of the podcast and allows adding elements like advertisements, music, sound effects, etc.
  • Monetization features are currently present in only a limited number of countries, I look forward to the various monetization features like pre-roll and mid-roll ads to be made available soon in my country India.
  • Add more platforms to its distribution services such as Amazon Music and similar ones so that we would not be required to submit the RSS Feed to platforms manually.
Anchor, by Spotify, is well suited and appropriate for the below-listed scenarios -
1. Businesses/Individuals looking for an easy-to-use platform for hosting and distributing their podcasts.
2. Businesses that do not require integrations with third-party analytics or similar tools in the RSS Feed because Anchor does not support the same.
3. Any one else looking for a simple yet effective free tool for podcast hosting and distribution.
Ahmad Anggi Hakim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
A super easy tool to record, edit and publish a podcast, used for my personal and work. It's a freemium tool with a very professional output.
  • Planning a podcast.
  • Recording and editing a podcast.
  • Publishing a podcast and monetizing it with ads.
  • Flexibility to publish in local podcast provider.
  • Curated and feedback content.
  • An academy to train new podcaster.
Whether for a personal or professional use, Anchor by Spotify really prove the greatness of Spotify, a complete tool for us to plan and execute podcast content. The great thing also is that they can sync with the ads and monetizing plan.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Since we started doing more web-based support in our company, instead of having clients just create support tickets if they needed help, we wanted a solution to host voice-based support files. One of our engineers had heard about Anchor and had dabbled, but once it became obvious that we might need something like it for our next phases I started looking into it to see if it would cover our very basic needs. We started uploading some files to it, easy enough and then sending those to our clients. Since there are no costs to host or distribute the files, we didn´t have to go to accounting to get funds for it. We are in the process of adding new audios every week and seeing if it makes sense for us to have them there. Since most of our support is based on how-to videos, we are under review to see if our clients get the same level of support from audio as from videos, and we are sending out queries to all clients to see what they thought about it. If we get enough good responses then we might start moving more and more of our support to audio files.
  • Easiest way to create podcasts, or in reality any audio files.
  • Have some level of reporting on how many people are accessing the files.
  • The Android app is excellent, feature rich and quick.
  • Different levels of compression to have smaller files.
  • Good audio level support.
  • More reporting options
  • The monetizing options are basic
  • It is based on, or at least subsidized by Spotify, so for a company that might not be a good option
It is excellent for audio files and has a listing of all your files available and labeled for anyone to use It has plenty of options for uploading audio files and managing them The mobile apps are excellent in both Android and iOS, with features that even paid options do not have It is not the best option for companies that have different levels of audio files, meaning one batch of files for marketing, another for sales, etc., since the options to separate by theme is limited, and it is quite difficult to search all over your audio files archive to find exactly what you're looking for It is also lacking in high-level support and help in using the system, but it makes sense since it is a free service and there are no hosting nor usage fees We also found one situation when a user wanted to listen to a file and it did not download it and started "skipping", but we were never able to reproduce the error and chalked it to network failure or something like that
Susan Hurrell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In my second career as a writer/novelist, I use WordPress as my CMS. Anchor makes it so easy to turn my blog posts into a podcast episode. It is easy to use, has an approachable, intuitive interface for those of us who are not audio engineers, allows for easy editing of the sound file, and has a wealth of stock sounds and music to make the final product sound polished and professional.
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Additional resources for polish and professionalism
  • Easy to edit sound files
  • As with many help systems, the search results can always be more precise to the query. Not a deal-breaker by any means.
  • More guided tutorials to help the new podcaster get going with a little less trial and error.
  • Live chat support would be awesome.
For the beginner to intermediate podcaster, this would be my go-to software and deployment recommendation. Those who require a higher level of audio-engineering sophistication may need to supplement with other resources.
Juan Ramon  胡安•雷蒙•扎尔 Zarco, Esq. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Converting written text into verbal with the least amount of effort. Anchor, by Spotify allows you to download your WordPress text and change it into a sound podcast through a dashboard. It also allows you to include sound/melody before and after the text. And if you have sponsors, it allows you add them as well.
  • text to voice conversion
  • choices for voices in the podcast
  • allows you to edit the beginning and end with melody or sounds
  • hope that it can allows to introduce more and more sounds to the conversion to podcast
  • Possibly add some metrics to measure the podcast success.
  • Increase monetary compensation through campaigns
Anchor, by Spotify allows a non-technical person to convert text into sound with its simple dashboard mechanism. It allows the link to WordPress where a recently authored blog can be converted to voice (male or female). It is a simple conversion process and moves fast. Once I publish a blog, I select Anchor and I go through the process to change the blog into a podcast. One doesn't have to be technically savvy to use the app.
Michael Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Anchor, by Spotify to host and publish our business podcast. We needed a solution that was easy to use and cost-effective and Anchor, by Spotify met that need. The direct integration with Spotify was a plus and unlocked a lot of features, such as polls & Q&As. Our podcast is still fairly small so Anchor, by Spotify was a perfect choice for us!
  • Easy Hosting
  • Good Spotify Integration
  • Fast Publishing
  • Custom Podcast Website
Best Suited: Anchor, by Spotify is best suited for smaller teams who are new to podcasting as it is super quick to get up and running. It can definitely be used by larger teams too.

Less Appropriate: If you need to host your podcast on your own website or want to create an integrated podcast site on your current website, there are more extensive solutions.
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