Anchor 4+

The best way to make a podcast


    • Free



Anchor is the easiest way to make a podcast, brought to you by Spotify.

Now you can create your podcast, host it online, distribute it to your favorite listening platforms, grow your audience, and monetize your episodes—all from your phone or tablet, for free.

A RECORDING STUDIO IN YOUR POCKET: Record audio from anywhere, on any device. Visualize, edit, and arrange your audio segments using Anchor’s intuitive episode builder. Add background tracks, transitions, and sound effects from our built-in audio library. Record remotely with up to 4 guests or co-hosts, wherever they are in the world.

100% FREE HOSTING: Host an unlimited number of episodes - no monthly fees, no trial period, no catch

GET HEARD EVERYWHERE: Distribute your podcast to the most popular listening platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and more—all with a single tap.

CREATE WITHOUT CONSTRAINTS: Easily design cover art for your show with Anchor’s cover art creator. Gather voice messages from your listeners and easily add them into your episodes. Anchor is compatible with most external mics and devices, and you can import your own audio files to achieve your perfect sound.

GROW YOUR AUDIENCE: Track metrics from multiple platforms, including unique Spotify stats, using Anchor’s detailed analytics dashboard. Analyze episode performance and listener demographics to learn who your audience is and what keeps them engaged. Transform audio clips into animated videos that are ready for sharing to promote your show.

GET PAID TO PODCAST: Earn money every time people listen—no matter your audience size—with Ads by Anchor. Record custom ads in your own voice and choose when they occur in your episodes.

Download the free app to start your podcast with Anchor’s all-in-one platform. Already have a podcast? Make the switch today at or in the app.

What’s New

Version 3.141.1

What's new:
We've made some minor tweaks and improvements here and there, working hard in the background to make your Anchor experience better.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
106.4K Ratings

106.4K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Podcasts are bigger than ever. Thanks to Anchor, recording them is easier than ever. Use it to record your show, then sprinkle in sound effects, transitions, and background music. Want a cohost? Anchor lets you record an episode with up to seven other users over Wi-Fi or cellular. The podcasting world is big. Anchor makes it simple to add your voice.

Champ-oh ,

Great app

Update: I’ve now been using this app for over a year and I have some things to add. First, if you’re looking for a quality editing program, this isn’t the app for that. I use another app for editing and then export it back into Anchor, which works out wonderfully. This app is more to get you started, and it is especially good if you are new to podcasting. But I have one small thing that could be better. I love that you added a community feature to the app, so we can ask our listeners questions, but I have to tap on every. Single. Episode. To know which ones have Q&A responses! Yes, it also sends you an email, but it would be so much easier if there was a banner that popped up when you opened the app that told you which episodes have responses. Or at least, when you are scrolling through the episodes, have a little red dot or something next to the episodes that have feed back. Ok now on to my cringey review from over a year ago. *** This app rocks! I am a kid and I use out for my warrior cats podcast, The Moonpool. It has everything you need: background music, interludes, the option to record with friends, an easy-to-use setup, editing tools, monetization, and it’s free. It’s a huge plus that you don’t have to pay for it either. It doesn’t even have a premium version.

ZMPhysique ,

Great idea - Selfish execution

The fundamental of the app is such a phenomenal idea. One place to record your podcast that covers distribution. I’ll admit I’ve been on the edge of starting a podcast for some time now, and hearing Gary Vee talk about this app is what inspired the download and the start of my podcast.

However, and this is a massive however. I can not stand the fact that Anchor feels that they can just brand themselves all over my content. Anchor has no right to play their advertisements over my content on iTunes, or brand themselves on my Facebook posts. The content and education that I’ve spent my life building doesn’t belong to anchor, and if your creating an app as a solution for some gaps in the market space that’s fine, but don’t try to claim that your app the reason why people are able to have a podcast.

I’ve just uploaded my last episode through anchor and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone because of this branding issue.

Developer Response ,

Hi there and we're sorry to hear about your disappointment with any Anchor branding on your podcast. Keep in mind you can remove the post-roll via your Anchor settings now and we do plan on continuing to look into these options and allowing our users alter them as needed. More updates on the way in the future but we appreciate the feedback! We hope to see you continue to use Anchor as we continue to allow more customization and features.

App Privacy

The developer, Spotify, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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