How to Submit Your Podcast to Apple and Other Platforms
The planning and recording are done, your podcast episode is now complete and you are ready to share it with the world. You are now in the distribution step of the process. Auxbus will host your episodes for you, all you need to do is decide what platforms you want them to be distributed to and follow the steps outlined below.
You will only have to do this ONCE!
Where will people look for your podcast? There are a lot of listening platforms for podcast users. The main ones to get started with are:
Google Play and Google Podcasts
How to set up your feed to these platforms: Setting up your podcast on these platforms is actually quite simple.
Once you have finished recording an episode using Auxbus, you will prepare your episode for publishing. On the launch step of the Episode Studio you can review an assembled preview of your episode and decide when or if you want to publish it. You have a few options for Publishing: you can publish as soon as possible (within 24 hours), select your date and time if it is more than 24 hours into the future, or choose not to distribute it at all. Once you have hit “publish” you will be asked to accept the agreement that you are not using any copyrighted material. You must also acknowledge if your show contains any explicit material. Apple will reject podcasts that include copyrighted material or that aren’t labelled as explicit, but include adult language or content.
Once your episode is published, you will receive an email with a link to your RSS Feed and a shareable link to the episode. You must complete the following steps to have your show distributed to the platforms listed above. The link to your RSS Feed can also be found on your “show” page within your Auxbus account.
Distribute on Apple Podcasts:
First you need to make sure you have an Apple ID set up, once you have that you can start your podcast account here. Log in with your Apple ID and tell Apple you are wanting to use this service for podcasting.
Copy your RSS Feed into the URL box
Hit “verify.” As long as your link is valid, you will see your show details
“Submit” and then you are done.
You will then receive an email confirmation from Apple with your Apple URL.
Distribute to Google Play:
Create a Google Play account here
Click “Add a Podcast”
Review and accept the terms of service
Enter your RSS feed.
Check your email to verify your ownership of this podcast feed
Click “Publish Podcast”
Wait for approval
Note: If your podcast appears in Google search results, then it will appear on Google Podcasts
Distribute to Spotify:
Create an Spotify podcast account here and agree to their terms and conditions
Copy your RSS Feed in the box
Add your show information and review
Submit your episode to Spotify and wait for the confirmation
Distribute to Tunein:
Submit your information, your show details and RSS Feed here.
After Tunein has reviewed your episode, you will get a confirmation email
Distribute to Stitcher:
Create a Content Provider account here.
Once your account is created and approved, click the “Add Show” button
Add your RSS feed, show details and submit
Wait for approval