Report Description

Forecast Period


Market Size (2022)

USD19.42 Billion

CAGR (2023-2028)


Fastest Growing Segment

News Genre

Largest Market

North America

The global podcasting market is witnessing high demand and is anticipated to grow significantly owing to the increasing number of smartphone users and rising internet penetration in different countries. Moreover, the increased demand for regional content and the rising popularity of podcasts through social media platforms will boost the global podcasting market.

A digital audio recording that can be downloaded or played online is referred to as a podcast. Podcasts have developed beyond being downloaded radio shows to become a prevalent form of audio entertainment. Each podcast is a series produced by a host and then made available online, episode by episode, for subscribers to download and listen to as they are released. Podcasts are an accessible approach for content producers to communicate with an audience, in contrast to more conventional content production techniques such as TV and radio programs. Moreover, podcasts still need to be regulated. Hence, podcasters can hold a broadcasting license to distribute their episodes. Anyone with a microphone, recording software, and a hosting platform subscription can start their podcast.

Furthermore, the increasing penetration of smartphones, laptops, and tablets in different countries drives the global podcasting market. According to the report “Computer and Internet use in the United States: 2018” by the United States Census Bureau, 84% of households had smartphones, compared to 78% that had a desktop or laptop.

The use of blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies has dramatically impacted market expansion. Additionally, the podcast industry is expected to expand due to integrating innovative technologies into modernized transcription technology and paid podcast events.