Top 10 Places to Submit Your New Podcast

how to submit my podcast to apple, spotify, google, amazon

Congratulations! You've decided to launch a podcast!

Maybe you've recorded a trailer or your very first episode.

Now you're asking, “How do I get my podcast into Apple and Spotify?”

You don't upload your mp3s directly to iTunes or Spotify. For that you need a media host. I recommend Captivate (click here to use my affiliate link) or Libsyn (use Promo Code Stewart for your first full month free).

Once the first audio file is uploaded & released into your media host, then the next step is to submit the show to various directories.

Below is my list of the most popular places you should be included to help your podcast gain maximum exposure.

How to submit your podcast to the Top 10 Podcast Directories

This list was last updated October 2022

1. Apple Podcasts (aka: iTunes on Windows computers)

  1. Log into your Apple account via
  2. Enter your RSS feed
  3. Click “Validate”
  4. Click “Submit”

BONUS! The following directories pull from Apple’s API – which means they will add your show automatically once it is in Apple Podcasts: BeyondPod, Downcast, iCatcher, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Podcast Republic, and Podcruncher

2. Spotify

how to submit podcast to Spotify

Tip: Many podcast media hosts now allow you to submit to Spotify directly from inside their accounts

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Get Started”
  3. Log into the account you want associated with your podcast
  4. Add your podcast (or if prompted, enter your RSS feed)
  5. Follow the rest of the prompts

3. Google Podcasts


Note: Google Podcasts has permanently replaced the Google Play Music listing for podcasts as of August 2020

  1. Go to
  2. Log into your Google account
  3. Enter your podcast RSS feed
  4. Verify Ownership

4. Amazon Music & Audible

You can submit to both places at one time.

amazon music and audible logos

Tip: Many podcast media hosts now allow you to submit to Amazon Music/Audible directly from inside their accounts

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down to the text “Have a podcast? Submit it to Amazon Music here” and click “here”
  3. Complete the information, such as show title, RSS feed, email, etc

One submissions will get you into both of these directories.

5. Stitcher & Pandora

Both directories are now part of Simplecast
  1. Go to
  2. Create a Simplecast account for free
  3. Paste your RSS feed into the box
  4. Verify ownership through the email they send you
  5. Agree to the terms of service

One submissions will get you into both of these directories.

6. Castbox

how to submit a podcast to castbox
  1. Go to
  2. Go to Creator Studio
  3. Under the “Channels” tab, click the “New Channel” tab
  4. In the pop-up window, paste your RSS feed in the upper text field
  5. Click Submit, then wait for an email
  6. Verify your ownership from the email

Tip: Once verified, you can add your social media accounts (optional)

7. TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio is often used with the Amazon Echo.

  1. Go to
  2. Click the “Submit Your Podcast” hyperlink in the paragraph
  3. Be prepared with your RSS feed, logo, a banner image (1024×300 pixels), and categories.

Tip: To update your TuneIn listing, go to–H1ax0B7_f

8. iHeart Radio

submit podcast to iheart radio
  1. Go to
  2. Enter your email, Podcast name, RSS feed URL, and any other information
  3. Click “Submit”

9. Pocket Casts

pocket casts logo
  1. Go to
  2. Paste your RSS feed into the box
  3. Check either the Public or Private button (most are Public)
  4. Press Submit

10. Samsung Podcasts

  1. Go to
  2. Create a free Samsung account
  3. Verify the account with the PIN you receive via email
  4. If asked to create an Organization, do your best (I couldn't even guess why this is needed)
  5. Click “ADD PODCAST”
  6. Enter your RSS feed


  • It may take a couple days to a few weeks for some directories to accept your submission.
  • Some directories notify you by email. Others don't notify you at all.
  • If you want to get my assistance or simply get your questions answered, work with me for 1 hour ($99).

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