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Getting Your Podcast on Apple Podcasts
Getting Your Podcast on Apple Podcasts

How to distribute/publish a new podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Updated over a week ago

Use this guide to submit your new podcast to Apple Podcasts.

Before You Start - Preparing

To submit to Apple you will need to have:

  • Created a show and published at least one episode to your podcast

  • Access to your Zencastr account

1. Create/Log Into Apple ID

Creating an Apple ID, a free account that is associated with an email, is the first step to get your show listed.

2. Submit RSS Feed to Apple Podcasts

Next, submit your RSS Feed to Apple Podcasts via your Zencastr account.

In Zencastr:

  1. On your Dashboard, click Shows.

  2. Click the show’s image.

  3. Click Reach.

  4. Next to Apple Podcasts click +Connect.

  5. Click Submit Your Podcast to Apple Podcasts.

Result: The Apple Podcasts Connect site will open. If it is your first time using it, you may need to complete some additional fields to create your account.

In Apple Podcasts Connect:

  1. Your Zencastr RSS Feed is populated in the “Add An RSS Feed’ dialog.

  2. Click Add.

Result: Your show name will be added to Apple Podcasts Connect and a message of “We’re still processing your show’s details Check back later and then click Publish.” will appear.

3. Wait For Show Details To Populate

At this point, Apple Podcasts reads your RSS Feed. It usually takes 5-10 minutes for your feed to be processed and your show details to populate in Apple Podcasts Connect.

4. Complete Show Information

After your show details populate, complete the required information to publish your podcast.

On the show information page:

  • Under Show Details, select your podcast’s Update Frequency.

  • Under Content Rights select which content rights statement applies to your podcast.

  • Under Show Contact, add your name, a phone number, and email address.

On the availability page:

  • Under Countries or Regions, leave the default of making it available everywhere or select specific countries and regions.

  • Under Show Release, leave the default of making your podcast available asap or chose a date and time to make your podcast available.

5. Review and Publish

Review all the information and click Publish.

What happens next: Apple manually reviews each podcast submission. It can take up to 5 days for them to review and approve your podcast. Once approved, your podcast will automatically be listed on their apps.

Add Your Apple Podcasts Show Link to Zencastr

Add your Apple Podcasts show link in Zencastr to keep track of where your show is distributed and to add a link to your show’s Apple Podcasts listing on your Zencastr show page.

In an Apple Podcast app:

  1. On your show page, click the 3-dot icon.

  2. Click Copy Link.

In Zencastr:

  1. Click Shows on the Content page.

  2. Click the show’s image.

  3. Click Reach.

  4. Next to Apple Podcasts click +Connect.

  5. Paste the Apple Podcasts show link in the field at the bottom.

  6. Click the Link button.

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