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Why do I need Transistor? Can't I just record my audio and upload it to Apple Podcasts?

You might think that Apple will host your podcast for you. But that's a common misconception!

Every podcast needs to purchase their own hosting for their MP3 files, to generate a valid RSS feed, and show notes.

iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Overcast are podcast players that also feature a podcast directory. But they're not hosting platforms. When you click "download" or "subscribe" in these apps, the request gets sent to whichever host your favorite podcast is using (like

You submit the RSS feed that Transistor generates (which points to MP3 files that Transistor hosts) to Apple Podcasts. They don't host anything. (Learn more)

To get hosting for your podcast, sign up for Transistor.

Global audio CDN
Unlimited storage and bandwidth
Customizable websites
In-depth analytics
Embeddable audio player
Support for multiple users
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Updated on: 12/07/2023

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