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You can change:


1. The title of the widget.

2. the artist's name.

3. title of the track.

4. There is an option to upload a cover art or insert a URL.

5. You can download the audio from your library, PC, or paste the URL.

6. You can choose any description for the audio.

There are free audio players in the form of code, which should be inserted into your site. But not knowing the elements of coding, you can only do harm. It is better to use plugins that are created specifically for your website builder or CMS. 

A guide to choosing the best audio player for your site

In this article, we'll take an in-depth look at why you need an intuitive audio player and what to look for when searching. 


Built-in audio players

What is a built-in audio player?


An embedded audio player is a tool that allows anyone to listen, share, and subscribe to your site outside of basic listening apps (such as Spotify or Apple). For example, when you watch a video on YouTube anywhere but youtube.com, you watch it through the built-in video player. So, if you're listening to any podcast outside of the popular listener platforms, you're interacting with the built-in audio player.


What does the built-in audio player do?


They give you the ability to showcase your podcast on a website or social media instead of hyperlinking and redirecting listeners to the main listener platform where they can get distracted.

For listeners, built-in players make it easy to listen without logging into Spotify or Apple. It also allows listeners to quickly subscribe, share episodes on social media and search for new episodes in the author's library.


Native built-in players


Native built-in players are provided by your host and are almost always free. This means they cover the full range of style and innovation. When you search, you'll notice that some older podcast hosting companies haven't yet updated their players to provide the functionality you need to grow.


Colin Gray of The Podcast Host says of the release of the built-in player, "A lot of people choose their hosting primarily based on the player. It's definitely a factor you should choose. The player is probably the most visible and often the most obvious unique aspect of any hosting platform." So if you're looking for a hosting platform, keep an eye out for those that keep up with their embedded players.


Native embedded players are also good because, unlike plugins, you can add them to any website, not just WordPress. So, if you host a website on Squarespace, Wix or Weebly, you can embed your podcast. The word "code" scares a lot of non-technical people, but the process is as simple as copy and paste. 



Plugins or standalone audio players are not associated with a podcast hosting company. They are usually only compatible with Wordpress and often cost money. BUT they usually have more features than most native players.


How to choose the best audio player for your site

It should work for both the listener and the creator


Advanced audio players built into your host or additional plugins should be designed with both the creator and the listener in mind. The more intuitive the player, the better the user experience. The better the user experience, the better chance they have of becoming a fan.


Must look good.


Most audio players look like a simple panel floating around somewhere on a website, but that won't attract leads. You also need the player to function well on both mobile devices and desktops, since we've seen a surge in the popularity of desktops since the pandemic began.


It should have more than basic features


Of course, you need a built-in player that covers the basics, such as play, pause, skip, speed up and slow down. Other common features include download buttons, streaming, and subscriptions.


But it's wise to choose a player with advanced features. Advanced audio players can offer things like hidden subtitles, a back catalog of episodes, detailed episode information, an audio search function, and more. You want it to be simple so the listener can navigate, and smart so you can promote and showcase your hard work.


WordPress audio players.


Not all WordPress audio players are the same. Some are designed for bands that share their music collections, while others are primarily for podcasters (recommended reading: how to start a podcast using WordPress).


However, there are some features to look out for no matter what you're using the audio player for:


  • A quick download tool to publish your audio clips in seconds.

  • A playlist to organize your audio clips into a list and potentially break them up into episodes.

  • Support for an unlimited number of playlists and tracks.

  • Mobile-friendly design to allow users to listen to audio on phones and tablets.

  • Automatic playback feature when users visit your site.

  • Customization tools to change player color and adjust size.

  • Many options for placing the audio player on your website, including shortcodes and widgets.

  • Build in support from other media sources such as YouTube.

  • Integration with Google and Apple audio services. For example, it would be great to have subscription buttons for your podcast in the Apple Store.

  • Statistics for viewing information based only on your audio, as opposed to viewing everything in conjunction with your entire site.

  • Options for pulling audio streams from other sources. For example, you can retrieve a podcast directly from the Apple Store.


Before we dive into the top players, it's important to know that WordPress already has a default solution for uploading and publishing audio. It's nothing fancy, but it may well be all you need on your site.