Top 10 Directories to Submit Your Podcast

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One of the final steps in launching a podcast is getting listed in the major podcast apps and directories.

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

*This list was last updated in May 2020


How to submit your podcast to the Top 10 Podcast Directories

1. Apple Podcasts

  1. Log into your Apple account via https://podcastsconnect.apple.com
  2. Enter your RSS feed. Example: A libsyn user would submit http://yourshowslug.libsyn.com/rss (replacing the text “yourshowslug” with your libsyn show slug)
  3. Click “Validate”
  4. Click “Submit”

BONUS! The following directories pull from Apple Podcasts’ API – so you don't need to submit to them: Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Podcast Republic, iCatcher


2. Spotify

how to submit podcast to Spotify

Tip: libsyn customers can submit to Spotify directly from accounts (under Destinations)

  1. If not a libsyn customer, go to http://SteveStewart.me/submittospotify
  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

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  1. Go to https://SteveStewart.me/submittogoogle
  2. Log into your Google account
  3. Enter your podcast RSS feed
  4. Verify Ownership

Tip: Google Podcasts Manager also gives you access to listener analytics


4. Stitcher

how to submit podcast to stitcher
  1. Go to http://SteveStewart.me/submittostitcher
  2. Paste your RSS feed into the box
  3. Verify ownership through the email they send you
  4. Agree to the terms of service

Note: Stitcher has some unique stats, so you might want to visit their Partners Portal every so often.
Any follow-up issues go to content@stitcher.com


5. Castbox

how to submit a podcast to castbox
  1. Go to http://SteveStewart.me/submittocastbox
  2. Go to Creator Studio
  3. Under the “Channels” tab, click the “Claim Ownership” button
  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 enter your social media accounts


6. TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio is often used with the Amazon Echo.

  1. Go to http://SteveStewart.me/submittotunein
  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 https://help.tunein.com/how-do-i-update-my-podcast-or-program–H1ax0B7_f


7. Pandora (USA)

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  1. Go to https://stevestewart.me/submittopandora
  2. Log into your Pandora account, or register for a free one
  3. Paste your RSS feed URL in the box
  4. Click “Next”


8. iHeart Radio

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Tip: libsyn users can submit directly from the publishing platform, but have to wait 2 months after launch.

  1. Go to http://SteveStewart.me/submittoiheart
  2. Enter your email, Podcast name, RSS feed URL, and any other information
  3. Click “Submit”

9. Podbean

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  1. Go to https://stevestewart.me/submittopodbean
  2. Log in or create a new Podbean account
  3. Enter your RSS feed

10. BeyondPod

how to submit podcast to beyondpod

Note: Your podcast must be listed in Apple Podcasts first

  1. Go to BeyondPod’s forums at http://SteveStewart.me/submittobeyondpod
  2. Post your iTunes URL **in the Forum

**It's a weird way to submit a podcast, but the only one I know.


IMPORTANT NOTES

It may take a couple days to a few months for some directories to accept your submission.

Some directories notify you by email. Others don't notify you at all.

If you want help getting your podcast submitted to the Top 10 Podcast Directories, hire me to help you launch your podcast.

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