While Apple has dominated the podcast industry for a long time, Spotify has stepped up and become one of the top competitors in this field.
Many people who are new to podcasts are going to Spotify first because of how easy it is to integrate with your music. If you don’t have your podcast on this site, then you’re missing out on a lot of potential listeners.
How to get your podcast on Spotify
Step 1: Log in
Log into your Spotify account on their podcasters page.
Step 2: “Add your Podcast”
You’ll be redirected to the “Add your Podcast” tab once you log in. On this tab, press the “Get Started” button.
Step 3: Terms and Conditions
Check the box saying you have read the terms and conditions and enter your legal name or company name. Then press “Continue.”
Step 4: Enter your information
Enter the RSS feed URL of your podcast into the box and press “Continue.” Your podcast’s information should appear after you put the RSS feed URL in the box. If it doesn’t, you may have a hosting problem that you’ll have to fix before you can continue.
Step 5: Answer Spotify’s questions
Spotify will then ask you to fill out your location, podcast category, and some other basic information about your podcast. Once you’re done filling this out, you can press “Next.” Then press “Submit,” and you’ll be finished.
You will likely hear back from Spotify within the next few days. It is possible for them to deny your request if your podcast episode files are too large. They can also reject you if you lack a description, image, or episodes in your RSS feed. If any of these happen, Spotify will let you know the reason for your denial, so that you can go fix it and resubmit your podcast.
Additionally, if you haven’t submitted your podcast to iTunes, then you may want to check out this guide to help you do that as well. Since iTunes is still the most popular site for podcasts, it’s well worth using.