How To Submit Your Podcast to Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, & Everywhere Else

How To Submit Your Podcast to Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, & Everywhere Else

A list of every directory your podcast ought to be posted and what they have to offer you.

Now that you’ve started your podcast and you’re all set up with a podcast host, it’s time to get your podcast out into the world! But you may be wondering, how do you submit a podcast to Apple Podcasts? Or how do you get your podcast on Google Podcasts, or Spotify, or Radiopublic? And why there are so many places to put your show anyways?

Today, there are more places to listen to podcasts than we probably expected, and all of them are promising to be the best, biggest, most inclusive directory with the best features for listeners and podcasters alike that you could possibly find. And I’m not here to argue with any of them. I’m just here to let you know that they’re all out there and your podcast should be on as many of them as you can, especially since the process of adding your show is usually pretty painless.

Today, there are more places to listen to podcasts than we probably expected, and all of them are promising to be the best, biggest, most inclusive directory with the best features for listeners and podcasters alike that you could possibly find. And I’m not here to argue with any of them. I’m just here to let you know that they’re all out there and your podcast should be on as many of them as you can, especially since the process of adding your show is usually pretty painless.


⭐️ Podcast Submission Pro-Tips

How to get your podcast on app directories

1. Make sure you’re on Apple Podcasts above all else because so many directories pull feeds from them.

2. There is a difference between being present in a directory and having claimed your podcast. Claiming usually means that you’ll get reports on how many people are listening to or downloading your show, which is helpful info to have.

3. Get your show on as many of these as you can. Why? To meet your audience where they’re at, make sure your show is everywhere they are. Then, watch your download numbers grow.

Podchaser logo – How to get your podcast on Podchaser

4. The most important place to claim your podcast is without doubt is Podchaser! Podchaser offers lists, ratings and reviews, merch integration for podcasters, and profiles for users and creators. Our new feature, The Feed, brings all of this right to users in a real-time social timeline. Podchaser ratings & reviews and creator credits are also available on other apps including RadioPublic and Player FM. Podchaser is the most robust and social podcast database out there, so hop onboard!

Podchaser automatically pulls from publicly available RSS feeds, but you can speed up the process by adding it to Podchaser is quick and easy. Just scroll to the bottom of the home page and look for the “Add Podcast” button. And be sure to add credits for guests and hosts as you release new episodes so listeners and fellow creators can see who you’re working with!


📄 Podcast App Table of Contents

(In alphabetical order)

Click to learn how to submit your podcast

Acast
Amazon Echo
AnyPod
Apple Podcasts
Audioburst
BluBrry
Bullhorn
Castbox
Deezer
Google Home / Google Assistant
Google Play Music
Google Podcasts
Himalaya
iHeartRadio
Listen Notes
Overcast
RadioPublic
Pandora
Player FM
Plex
Pocket Casts
PodBean
Podchaser
PodKnife
Spotify
Stitcher
TuneIn


🎧 List of Podcast Apps & Directories and How To Submit Your Podcast

(In alphabetical order)


Acast logo – How to get your podcast on Acast

Acast

Acast is a podcast directory and hosting service, available on desktop, Android, iOS, and Windows Phones. They also connect advertisers target potential podcasts, so if you’re looking to find advertising for your show, Acast may be the right place to start.

How do you submit a podcast to Acast?

You can add your podcast by clicking the “Podcast” header on the homepage and then the yellow “Get Started” button under “Hosted Show”. Then just follow the steps to fill out the form.

🎧 Link to Add



Amazon Echo logo - How to submit a podcast to Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices are changing our relationship to audio entertainment. If you want your podcast to be forward thinking, be sure to get Alexa on your team.

How do you submit a podcast to Amazon Echo?

From Flash briefings to Alexa Skills, there’s a lot you can do with Echo. Be sure to follow the steps on the developer’s FAQ page to get started.

🎧 Link to Add



AnyPod logo - How to submit a podcast to AnyPod

AnyPod

AnyPod is an Alexa skill that allows you to quickly access your favorite podcasts. Just say, “Alexa, ask AnyPod to play [The Title of Your Favorite Program]” and Alexa will use AnyPod to find and play the show.

How do you submit a podcast to AnyPod?

Click the link below and then search for your podcast. Once you find it, click “Publish”. That will then take you to a screen where you can configure your “Launch Phrase,” which is the phrase the smart speaker needs to hear in order to play your podcast. Note, you’ll need to log in with your Amazon account in order to complete the submission.

🎧 Link to Add



Apple Podcasts logo - How to submit a podcast to Apple Podcasts

Apple Podcasts

If you’re only going to post your show one place, make sure that it’s Apple Podcasts. Apple recently gave Podcasts their own iOS app, showing their dedication the medium. Apple is putting their full weight behind Apple Podcasts and as a creator, you should too.

How do you submit a podcast to Apple Podcasts?

Before adding your show, be sure to read Apple’s requirements for submitting a podcast. Once you’re ready, go to iTunes Connect, sign in with you apple id (you may want to make one for your podcast), link to your RSS feed, and hit “verify.” After that, Apple will offer you a preview of the show and if you don’t see any issues you’ll submit it.

🎧 Link to Add



Audioburst logo – How to get your podcast on Audioburst

Audioburst

Audioburst uses AI to automatically create shareable clips from your show, called “bursts”. The same technology listens to shows and categorizes them, making your podcast more easily accessible and discoverable.

How do you submit a podcast to Audioburst?

It’s easy to add your podcast to Audioburst. Just make an account, click on the “Creators” tab and follow the steps.

🎧 Link to Add



BluBrry logo – How to get your podcast on BluBrry

BluBrry

BluBrry does a lot of stuff besides hating the letter “e,” including hosting podcasts, providing podcast statistics, and even managing your WordPress hosting. The host over 750,000 podcasts, including yours!

How do you submit a podcast to BluBrry?

First make an account and then follow the steps to add your show to their directory.

🎧 Link to Add



Bullhorn logo – How to get your podcast on Bullhorn

Bullhorn

With Bullhorn, the only thing you need to download is the app. After that, you can either stream each episode or you can call-in using your free talk-minutes to listen to your favorite podcasts without worrying about data costs.

How do you submit a podcast to Bullhorn?

It’s simple. First submit your RSS feed to the Bullhorn team for verification. Once they get back to you, they’ll help you set-up your account and submitting your podcast.

🎧 Link to Add



Castbox logo – How to get your podcast on Castbox

Castbox

Castbox aims to help discoverability through top AI and recommendation engines. Castbox pulls their directory directly from Apple Podcasts. So if you’ve already submitted to Apple Podcasts, and you’re short on time – you can skip this one. If you haven’t submitted to Apple Podcasts, Castbox offers analytics and social features so you can keep up to date with your audience.

How do you submit a podcast to Castbox?

Castbox has a step-by-step guide in their help center, with clear visuals to guide you through the submission process.

🎧 Link to Add



Deezer logo – How to get your podcast on Deezer

Deezer

Deezer is similar to Spotify. They are mostly focused on music, but have quickly adopted podcasts as well. You can search podcasts by name, or just browse the different categories.

How do you submit a podcast to Deezer?

To submit your podcast to Deezer, you must first have your feed hosted on an aggregator outside of Deezer. You can use many different products, but they recommend Audioboom. After that you must first register your interest, and accept our terms and conditions, using the submission form on their website.

🎧 Link to Add



Google Home logo – How to get your podcast on Google Home

Google Home / Google Assistant

Google Home is a smart speaker, similar to the Amazon Echo. Google Assistant is the software component, which works not only on Google Home, but also on dozens of other smart devices.

How do you submit a podcast to Google Home / Google Assistant?

This process is kind of complicated. Describing it could be a whole article within itself. In fact, it is! Click on the link to read Podnews’ tutorial of how to get your podcasts onto Google Home.

🎧 Link to Add



Google Play Music logo – How to get your podcast on Google Play Music

Google Play Music

Google’s music streaming app for iOS and Android, which like Deezer and Spotify, also moonlights in hosting podcasts.

How do you submit a podcast to Google Play Music?

Click on the orange “Publish” button, connect your Google account (or create one if you haven’t already). Then submit the link to your show’s RSS feed, verify ownership, and voila – you’re published!

🎧 Link to Add



Google Podcasts logo – How to get your podcast on Google Podcasts

Google Podcasts

If you’re interested in sharing your podcast throughout the Google ecosystem, (including Home and Assistant) this is the place to start. Google Podcasts comes standard on all Android phones now and sometimes shows up with playable widgets in Google Search.

How do you submit a podcast to Google Podcasts?

Because Google is Google, you’re probably already on Google Podcasts. So first, just use Google link generator to see if you’re there or not. If you aren’t things get a little complicated, but can be broken down into two simple steps. First, link to your RSS feed from your website. Then, link to your website from your RSS feed. To understand these two steps fully, click the link below to Podnews’ explainer article.

🎧 Link to Add



Himalaya logo – How to get your podcast on Himalaya

Himalaya

Himalaya is a website and app created to help podcast fans discover their next favorite show. Himalaya offers personalized recommendations, themed collections, curated playlists, and customizable playlists. There’s also an in-app tip jar, so your listeners can support you without any fuss.

How do you submit a podcast to Himalaya?

First, search for and claim your show on their website. Then you’ll fill out an application to submit your podcast to the Himalaya network.

🎧 Link to Add



iHeartRadio logo – How to get your podcast on iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio

Traditionally, iHeartRadio has been a free internet radio service, but in recent years they’ve helped spearhead the popularity of podcasting as well. They have a large searchable directory and categories to help listeners find your show.

How do you submit a podcast to iHeartRadio?

To submit your podcast, follow the link below and then fill out the form. They’ll ask you for your podcast’s RSS feed, publisher (if any), and for any other important notes to share about your program.

🎧 Link to Add



Listen Notes logo – How to get your podcast on Listen Notes

Listen Notes

Listen Notes is a podcast directory that lets you curate your podcasts and listen to them in your preferred player.

How do you submit a podcast to Listen Notes?

Listen Notes pulls from Apple Podcasts, but you can also submit a feed manually using the form at the the link below.

🎧 Link to Add



Overcast logo – How to get your podcast on Overcast

Overcast

An iOS podcast app that many podcast aficionados prefer over Apple Podcasts. The two main features that help it stand out are as follows: Smart Speed, which eliminates silences without any distortion by speeding through pauses in the conversation. The second is Voice Boost, which normalizes voice volume and make shows easier to listen to when in noisy situations (such as a car or airport).

How do you submit a podcast to Overcast?

There is no way to add your podcast directly to overcast. Simply follow our steps to add your podcast to Apple Podcasts, and your show will appear in the Overcast search within 1-2 days.

🎧 Link to Add



RadioPublic logo – How to get your podcast on RadioPublic

RadioPublic

RadioPublic is a podcasting app that heavily invests in its podcasters. They offer small customizable websites for your podcast called Podsites, guides for improving the content of your show, and listener supported revenue models. If you’re looking for a comprehensive platform to submit your podcast to, RadioPublic might be your end all be all. Podchaser ratings are now integrated into RadioPublic.

How do you submit a podcast to RadioPublic?

Click the link below, search for your podcast within their database, verify that the show is yours, sign their terms of service, and your done!

🎧 Link to Add



Podcasts on Pandora logo – How to get your podcast on Podcasts on Pandora

Pandora

Pandora is no longer just a customizable internet radio station. While music is still their focus, they’ve recently added podcasts to their directory as well.

How do you submit a podcast to Pandora?

Before you do anything else, you need to log in or sign up for a Pandora account. Then click the link below, enter your RSS feed, and answer a few questions on a survey to help their algorithm classify your show.

🎧 Link to Add



Player FM  logo – How to get your podcast on Player FM

Player FM

Player FM allows you to manage and play your podcasts on many different devices from one account. They also have a category system with over 500 niche topics. You can follow “Downton Abbey” and get fresh recommendations every day. Player FM also integrates ratings and creators credits from Podchaser.

How do you submit a podcast to Player FM?

Click on the link below and scroll down until you see the “Add a feed URL” button. From there, all you need to do is enter the link to your RSS feed or iTunes podcast page.

🎧 Link to Add



Plex logo – How to get your podcast on Plex

Plex

Plex is a comprehensive media app, bringing together Live TV, DVR, web shows, news, and of course podcasts. Plex is available on a surprising number of platforms including: Smart TVs, Desktop, phones, and even video game consoles.

How do you submit a podcast to Plex?

Currently there is no way to add your own podcast to Plex. They source their directory from employee additions and third party sources. If you want to learn more, click the link below.

🎧 Link to Add



Pocket Casts logo – How to get your podcast on Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts is a comprehensive podcast app with a ton of features for listeners. There’s a customizable “up next” queue, filters, Alexa connectivity, and lots more. Podcasters can also submit their shows to potentially be promoted on the front page of the app.

How do you submit a podcast to Pocket Casts?

Follow the link and enter your podcast feed URL. That’s it!

🎧 Link to Add



PodBean logo – How to get your podcast on PodBean

PodBean

PodBean stand out features are free hosting and The Podbean Podcast Advertising Marketplace, which helps connect podcasters and advertisers. They also offer analytics and customizable themes for your podcast’s website.

How do you submit a podcast to PodBean?

You’ll need to create an account, and then follow their steps from there.

🎧 Link to Add



Podchaser logo – How to get your podcast on Podchaser

Podchaser

The most important place to claim your podcast is without doubt! Podchaser offers lists, ratings and reviews, merch integration for podcasters, and profiles for users and creators. Our new feature, The Feed, brings all of this right to users in a real-time social timeline. Podchaser ratings & reviews and creator credits are also available on other apps including RadioPublic and Player FM. Podchaser is the most robust and social podcast database out there, so hop onboard!

How do you submit a podcast to Podchaser?

We automatically pull from publicly available RSS feeds, but you can speed up the process by adding it to Podchaser is quick and easy. Just scroll to the bottom of the home page and look for the “Add Podcast” button. And be sure to add credits for guests and hosts as you release new episodes so listeners and fellow creators can see who you’re working with!

🎧 Link to Add



PodKnife logo – How to get your podcast on PodKnife

PodKnife

Podknife is a podcast directory with a few different ways to search for shows. Like most other directories, you can browse by category and by publisher, but with Podknife you can also browse podcasts based on which city they were created from.

How do you submit a podcast to PodKnife?

Once you register an account, the process is pretty painless. Select the “Suggest a Podcast” link from the menu and select yours. After that you’ll be asked to fill out a form and they’ll take it from there.

🎧 Link to Add


Spotify logo – How to get your podcast on Spotify

Spotify

Spotify made a huge splash in podcasting with its major purchases of podcasting companies and is continuing to add to its directory all the time, earning its spot as the second largest podcast platform in the world.

How do you submit a podcast to Spotify?

You can add your podcast to Spotify by visiting the Spotify for Podcasts portal. There, you can register and add your podcast to their database. Note that your stats will not show up for your host. Spotify keeps all that data locked up on their end, so you’ll need to log into this portal in order to pull Spotify-specific listen stats.

🎧 Link to Add



Stitcher logo – How to get your podcast on Stitcher

Stitcher

Stitcher is a website and app that makes it easy to discover and listen to podcasts. They were one of the first podcast apps to reach mainstream popularity. They have been a long history of being natively integrated in phones and cars. Stitcher is owned by EW Scripps which also owns Midroll Media and Ear Wolf. So they’re a pretty big deal.

How do you submit a podcast to Stitcher?

You can get your podcast on Stitcher by visiting their Content Providers site. From there, you can submit your feed and choose categories.

🎧 Link to Add



TuneIn logo – How to get your podcast on TuneIn

TuneIn

With sports, music, and news to offer alongside podcasts, TuneIn is a good place to make sure you have your work posted.

How do you submit a podcast to TuneIn?

To add your podcast to TuneIn, fill out this form. It’s really that simple. You’ll get a follow up email letting you know that your show has been reviewed and added to the TuneIn library of podcasts.

🎧 Link to Add


👀 Keep an eye out for us

We will continue to update this list as new directories are added, old ones are swallowed up. Or processes become different. If any of your favorite places to find podcasts somehow got left off our list, let us know at the contact link below and we’ll make sure to get it on the list.