Squadcast: Podcast Hosting Review

Squad cast is a remote recording platform that helps podcasters record quality audio, and video shows that their listeners appreciate.

Additionally, you don’t have to worry about audio uploading issues or losing recordings. It focuses merely on simplifying post-production and collaboration with cloud-based technology, enabling podcasters to host multiple shows.

Squadcast was launched in 2017. This podcast hosting company has customers in more than 120 countries. Some brands Squadcast works with are Microsoft, Spotify, ESPN, NPR, iHeartRadio, Kara Swisher, and Shopify. SquadCast is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Best for Independent or Professional Podcasters  

Independent

  • Record content remotely. Delivers a clean interface that is easy to navigate
  • Simple editing. Squadcast provides recorded audio for an audio podcast, separate audio tracks to embed in your favorite podcast directory or website. As a result, spend less time editing.
  • Great audio. Use audio tools for an enjoyable listening experience for your listeners to learn what sounds best with your own voice.

Professional podcaster

  • Create high-quality content. With a built-in software solution, it will make your podcast brand look and sound professional.
  • Time-saving, less effort. Audio files are always published faster as Squadcast gives you editing options in a podcast episode’s post-production tactics.
  • Collaborate easier. Guest podcasters can have an easier way to share their voice and messages with their listeners through a simplified process.

Integrated Plugin

There is no integrated plugin for websites. However, you can embed your podcast playlist into your website.

Storage and Time Limits

Each plan has a limit of audio or video recordings each month (or annual). The higher the plan is price-wise, the more recording upload you have. The lowest is 5 hours per month, and the highest is 25 hours per month of audio or video recording.

Includes unlimited bandwidth.

Is video supported too? Video is supported. Can record video podcasts with the audio and video plan. This is a plus for creative podcasters wanting an enhanced multimedia website. Equipped with high-quality video recording for the best results. Better yet, post it to your YouTube channel.

If you prefer audio, it is recommended to buy the audio plan itself.

Statistics

Squadcast doesn’t have analytics at this time. Since they are an audio and video-focused production company, podcast creator can easily share their work through social media or paste a player into their website.

Your website will show analytics on your dashboard with the number of viewers per blog post or page.

Listing/Integration into Podcast Directories

Grow your podcast audience in the following podcasting directories including:

  • Spotify
  • Microsoft
  • iHeartMEDIA
  • Stitcher and more

Advanced Features

High quality and video

  • Crystal clear audio: take advantage of squad casts clear audio designed with uncompressed audio.
  • Raw files are automatically uploaded. This will cover you In any mishaps regarding technical audio issues.
  • Removes audio drift. Due to separated audio files, it will eliminate any awkward drift noises that can sometimes happen in the editing stage.

Cloud backups

  • The recording button uses cloud backups. Take ease knowing all your audio and video files are saved in the cloud. Nothing is worse in the podcasting world than recording and losing all of your hard work.
  • Multiple backups. Record confidently through trusting the cloud has your back if one draft doesn’t get saved properly. Backup files are always there.
  • Subsequent backups. You don’t have to worry about losing connection during a backup as your work is captured in a screenshot of time.

Fast Production

  • Separately recorded tracks. Focus on recording one track at a time to enable superior listening through Squadcast’s natural, high-quality sound.
  • Post-production made simple. You can edit as much or as little as you desire. There are multiple editing options to combine with your favorite editing software.
  • An excellent listening experience. You can cut out or mute parts of the track that are unnecessary, like long introductions—edit volume levels during editing for the perfect amount of loudness for your listener.

User Impression/Reviews

A review stated Squadcast was super easy to integrate with their weekly podcast procedures, having it well operated from the day they signed up.

They don’t “dislike” anything. But, they would like to see enhancements (to do as in any product), but each feature was useful. The UI/UX for creating schedules for their squads could be bettered, though.

The absence of a method on its API for creating an incident makes the product less embeddable. 

Another review gave a list of the pros of Squadcast:

  •  It is super easy to setup.
  • Very intuitive
  • The modern interface integrates beautifully with tools like Google Chat, Slack, etc.
  • It has extensive documentation.
  • Amazing UI/UX

Lastly, a user said that Squadcast would change their interview game for them. Squadcast has higher quality video and will be an upgrade instead of other webcam programs of lesser quality.

Current Pricing

Start for free with a 7-day free trial. Pay monthly or annually at your choice. Cancel any time with no fees.

Audio Plans Monthly

  • Indie Audio is $20 per month with limited hours (5) of recording per month.
  • Pro Audio is $50 per month with limited hours (12) of recording per month.
  • Studio Audio is $150 per month with limited hours (25) of recording per month.

Audio Plans Annually

  • Indie Audio is on sale for $20 off (when billed annually) priced at $220 per year.
  • Pro Audio is on sale for $50 off, priced at $550 per year.
  • Studio Audio is on sale for $150 off, priced at $1650 per year.

Audio & Video Plans Monthly

  • Indie Audio & Video is $40 per month with limited hours (5) audio and video recording per month.
  • Pro Audio & Video is $100 per month with limited hours (12) of audio and video recording per month.
  • Studio & Video is $300 per month with limited hours (25) of audio and video recording per month.

Audio & Video Plans Annually

  • Indie Audio & Video is on sale for $40 off (when billed annually) priced at $440 per year.
  • Pro Audio & Video is on sale for $100 off, priced at $1100 per year.
  • Studio & Video is on sale for $300 off, priced at $3300 per year.

If you need more add ons, contact Squadcast for a quote on desired features not listed in the current plans.