Anchor - Make your own podcast

70.2K reviews
Content rating
Parental guidance
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About this app

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. You can also easily collect monthly donations from your fans right from your Anchor profile.

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.
Updated on
Dec 2, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

70.2K reviews
Rachel Rouquet
May 21, 2020
OK - this did seem like the perfect solution. And while the idea is superb on so many levels, where Anchor surprisingly fails me is the Record With Friends function. Two things are problematic: 1) Calls must be initiated from a cell phone, not a computer 2) The person initiating the call with their phone CANNOT use an EXTERNAL MIC. What the heck, Anchor????? Why does everyone else get to use a high quality mic, but not the person initiating the call? They MUST use their PHONE MIC. This makes no sense. The drastic difference in sound quality between all the other guests using their computers with mics, and then the host using their stupid phone is just no good at all. PLEASE FIX THIS. Especially in a time where we must all be REMOTE right now, please make it possible to: 1) INITIATE RECORDINGS FROM A COMPUTER!!!!!!! 2) EXTERNAL MIC FUNCTIOINALITY FROM PHONE INITIATED CALL But most importantly, initiating calls from a computer would already go a long way to solve the problem of being slated with a phone mic for podcasting with friends. What's going on here? Why isn't this something you can do? I love who you are and what your app does. Such a great solution. Except now, I can't even use your app because I refuse to record my podcast with my phone's mic.
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A Google user
January 7, 2019
Only 1 star to have you attention, for two issues: 1- When I press record, do the record, and press stop, for me the audio is saved, like for a video app, but since I didn't see the button "save", I lost my recording...Maybe you should add a step you ensure that the user really wants to discard the record. 2- After finishing the recording, if you have an internet connection issue, and you press "save", your recording is...lost forever. What a waste of time.
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Rated Awesome3113
October 1, 2022
I like this apps concept. Record a podcast and it does the work for you. The execution, is abysmal. Confusing to navigate ( I have a friend on here and can't find him to add even though I specifically search his name.), clunky, and flat out broken. The record with friends option doesn't work. And it is NOT our internet connection. The link sent doesn't send the other person into the recording. I guess I'll have to find another way to upload.
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