So my new website https://samtalks.technology has gone live. It is where I host my 80+ podcast interviews with tech entrepreneurs. However I still have to use a seperate video hosting company and podcast host for distribution. Both of these features should be added to SQS and turned into a new revenue stream. I know that it is possible today to host a video/audio file but the limit on both is only 160mb. Most of the audio files are 90 mins long and range between 250MB-350MB and the video files range between 750MB - 1GB.
1. Vimeo. - Video Podcast Hosting
Today I host my video podcast on Vimeo. I only do so because there is a 160mb limit on SQS. FEATURE REQUEST: Can SQS add a tiered hosting charge so I can upload GB's of content per week/month and pay for the extra data storage?
Today I pay Vimeo $67 per year so I can upload 5GB per week. Seems like a wasted revenue opportunity for SQS.
2. SimpleCast - Audio Hosting
I would love to use SQS to host my audio podcast. Sadly due to the 160mb limit I host/distribute my podcasts via SimpleCast who then disseminate them to the endpoints e.g Apple, Google and Spotify and 20 other podcast sites. I would much prefer to use the built in RSS feed in SQS to point to Apple, Spotify etc and then use the Built in SQS - RSS feed analytics to measure my traffic.
FEATURE REQUEST: Can SQS add a tiered hosting charge so I can upload GB's of content per week/month and pay for the extra data storage?
I would then not need to use any podcast host. Most podcast hosts only exist because sites like SQS do such as bad job of competing with them. WordPress do a good job and even had dedicated plugins - https://themeisle.com/blog/wordpress-podcast-plugins/
I am invested into SQS both my clients and myself don't want to switch to WP 5.0 just to podcast. Please SQS can you consider increasing the storage limit, it can't be that hard. I can then bin Vimeo and Simplecast. I can then use the built in RSS feed and RSS analytics and keep my blog. podcasts and newsletter plus shop all in one site.