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 3.86.0

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
98.4K Ratings

98.4K Ratings

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.

Acercasebak ,

It would be perfect for me if it worked consistently

I have gone through the list of troubleshooting; updated browsers, tried multiple browsers, used the app on my phone and iPad, made sure that was updated, emptied the cache, uninstalled and reinstalled...and I still am having such a struggle to just get my first episode live. First problem I faced was when I recorded for the hour limit it failed to process. Ok, I’ll cut the audio in half and edit each half...minor annoyance. But then I spent 6 hours precisely splicing and trimming one half of the recording and when I went to review it before continuing, it was all chopped up and jumbled up. I assumed I someone hit something wrong so I did it again....I have attempted to edit parts of it even, and it still gets all jumbled and edits out pieces I didn’t splice and remove and even swapped parts of the audio that were in the same segment that couldn’t have gotten swapped. After 9 hours of working on this I finally decided it isn’t user error and it’s just a buggy system. I love everything about the app concept and I just hope they fix their editing software to make it truly user-friendly so I can finally start getting my content out there.

Pop Glop ,

I love BUT...

I love making my podcast in this app however, they need to enable more editing capabilities. For example more bumper and transition music- Ability to splice things in and out of the podcast. A sneeze button would be awesome. And when I want to do an interview with someone it’s practically impossible. Please please please anchor find a better way for me to interview someone who is not in the room with me through my desktop. It does not work. It works momentarily then cuts out. I’ve had to do interviews with my guests by simply having them call on the phone and I put it up to the microphone because of this. Also I need more insight on my listeners. Do they listen to the entire show? Once l hit 1000 listens I can no longer see a count by count total. All that is available is for example 1.2K or 1.3k I want to see the exact numbers. Example-2087, 2088, 2089 - show me the exact number. And lastly give us small timers more opportunities to have commercials. I have consistent listeners and my listenership is growing but I’m only allowed to do the anchor commercial. Other than that thank you so much for this app it’s been very helpful and I enjoy it!

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