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What are the Top 8 Directories to Submit a Podcast?

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After weeks or even months of preparation, you officially have accomplished your vision of becoming a host/hostess on a podcast. Your initial batch of edited and recorded episodes are all ready to go. Without further ado let’s dive into the top 10 directories to submit a podcast:

Apple Podcasts 

This platform will be where most of your listeners will stem from and with accessibility to more than 300M devices, your podcast can’t afford not to be on Apple Podcasts. Apple’s approval process may take up to 5 days and you’ll require the following before starting:

 • Apple ID: If you do not have an Apple ID, get one here.

 • Artwork: PNG or JPG format that is at least 1400 x 1400 – 3000 x 3000.

 • RSS Feed: A podcast-hosted RSS feed.

 When you’ve configured your podcast and published your initial batch of episodes, you’ll have to access Apple’s Podcast Connect system in order to submit your podcast. 

Spotify

Users on Libsyn may submit their shows to Spotify from inside of the dashboard onLibsyn using this guide. The process of submission takes 2 minutes, and your show will appear within a few hours. 

Castbox

When your podcast gets approved in Apple Podcasts, this platform automatically will pick your show up. However, if you want to claim ownership of your show on Castbox, just follow this easy guide.

Google Podcasts

This platform is fairly new yet provides the bonus of allowing your shows to be playable in Google’s search results. All that’s needed to do is go to Google’s Play Podcast Portal, push the button “Add A Podcast,” type in your Podcast’s RSS Feed URL then conform your account once prompted. 

Podcast Addict

This platform is Android’s number one app with more than 500,000 reviews, 10 million downloads, and a rating of 4.7 out of 5. There are more than 1.5 million podcasts and 35million episodes on their app. To add your podcast, just enter here and add your podcast’s RSS Feed to add your episodes to their app.

Stitcher

This platform is integrated into more than 50 vehicle models from Ford, GM, MINI, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mazda, Volvo, Subaru, and many more. Also, Stitchersupports any car that has Google’s Android Auto or Apple’s CarPlay.  

To add your show to Stitcher, click here then sign up as a content provider. Once your Stitcher is approved, click here to add the podcast feed.

iHeartRadio

Users on Libsyn may add this platform to their destinations inside the dashboard flimsy. However, it’s also possible to fill this form out to add your podcast’s feed to iHeartRadio.

Overcast

This platform is an iOS application by Marco Arment that downloads then plays podcasts. There isn’t any separate process of submission to be included on Overcast. Just submit your show to Apple Podcasts, and it typically will show up in their search within one to two days.

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