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How to submit your podcast to Apple Podcasts

Important: Before submitting your show to podcast directories you'll need to follow this guide: How to show my email address in my RSS feed?

Unlike other platforms (like Spotify, and Google Podcasts) Apple still requires you to submit your podcast feed manually. This tutorial will show you how to avoid common mistakes, and walk you through the steps for adding your RSS feed to Podcasts Connect:

Here are the steps for submitting your podcast to Apple Podcasts:

1. Log in to Apple Podcast Connect

This is Apple's dashboard for podcasters; you'll submit your RSS feed here:

Log in to Apple Podcasts Connect

2. Click the + sign, and select "Add a new show"

Once logged in to Podcasts Connect, click the purple "+" icon, and then select "New show."

Add a new podcast in Apple Podcasts

3. Choose a Show Type: "a show with an RSS feed"

On the next screen in Podcast Connect, you'll choose "Add a show with an RSS feed."

Choose a podcast with an RSS feed on Apple Podcasts

4. Copy & paste your Transistor RSS feed URL

Next, you'll copy your Transistor RSS feed URL into Apple's Podcast Connect.

How to find your RSS feed in Transistor:

Go to the "Distribution" menu for your podcast
Click the copy button to copy the RSS feed URL into your clipboard

Now, go back to Apple's Podcast Connect, and paste in your Transistor feed URL:

Paste in your podcast's RSS feed

5. Wait for Apple to process your show details

At this point, Apple will need to process your RSS feed before you can actually submit it. This usually takes 5-10 minutes.

Wait for Apple to process your podcast feed

Refresh this page until it says that processing is complete.

6. Submit your podcast for review

Once your show's details appear, you'll also see a new button: click "Submit podcast for review."

Submit podcast for review

Apple manually reviews each podcast submission. After clicking "Submit podcast for review" it can take up to 8 days for them to review it before they'll include you in their directory.

Once you've been accepted by Apple, your episodes will automatically appear in their directory when you publish new episodes.

You'll also be able to share your Apple Podcasts URL with others, and have them subscribe in the Podcasts app.

Updated on: 02/01/2024

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