Top 10 Places to Submit Your New Podcast

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

Congratulations! You've chosen a *media host and set up an account.

Maybe you've uploaded a trailer recording or your first episode.

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

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

This list was last updated December 2021


*You don't upload your mp3s directly to iTunes or Spotify. For that you need a media host. I recommend Libsyn (use promo code FinCon for first month free) or Captivate (click here to use my affiliate link, which will give me a small commission).

Now, on to:

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

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

4. Amazon Music and Audible

You can submit to both places at one time.

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Tip: Libsyn customers can submit to Amazon Music / Audible directly from inside their accounts (under Destinations)

  1. Go to https://stevestewart.me/submittoamazon
  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

5. 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


6. 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 “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 enter your social media accounts


7. 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


8. 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”

9. iHeart Radio

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

10. Pocket Casts

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


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 assistance launching your podcast, or just help submitting to the Top 10 Podcast Directories, work with me for 1 hour ($99).

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