Podcast company Acast today announced it is launching Acast Open — bringing the world’s most sophisticated podcast hosting engine to every podcaster, big and small.
For the first time, any podcast of any size will be able to access the tools needed in the industry.
Acast Open is a new product for anyone looking to create their own podcast for the first time, or who want to take the next step in their podcasting journey. They can choose from Acast Open’s three service tiers, one of which — ‘Starter’ — is free.
Podcasters will get access to market-leading metrics and the smoothest hosting experience, while exclusive functionality such as automated episode transcription and the Snipper audiogram tool.
The news follows Acast’s acquisition of technology company Pippa earlier this year, which has now been integrated into the Acast platform. The Pippa brand will no longer exist.
All Acast Open subscribers — including former Pippa users who have been automatically migrated to the platform — will receive access to Acast’s world-class tech stack, which now includes the slick product suite built by Pippa.
Acast co-founder Johan Billgren said: “Acast is the only truly global, end-to-end podcast platform that can take creators from bedroom heroes to worldwide success stories. Now we’re putting the same tools we’ve built for the world’s biggest and best podcasts and publishers into the hands of every podcaster on the planet.”
“With Acast Open we’re combining the simplest, smartest way to host and share your show with the might of the world’s biggest podcast company.”
Open is available in English and French at launch, with more languages to follow.