How to Listen to a Private Podcast

Private Podcasts on Castos allows you to listen to exclusive content from podcasts hosted on the Castos Podcast platform. If you received an invite via email you have the ability to add this exclusive show to the podcast app of your choice in a few quick steps.

Adding a Castos Private Podcast to Your Desktop Computer
Adding a Castos Private Podcast to Your Mobile Device

At this time Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean and iHeartRadio do not support private podcasts (also considered unique RSS URLs) so be sure to listen on one of the apps listed below. If there is an app not listed let our support team know and we will try to help you get your show added.


Adding a Castos Private Podcast to your Mobile Device

Here is a list of the most popular podcast apps that support password protected shows:

Apple Podcasts 

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from the email you received.
  2. In the Apple Podcast app, tap the “Library” button on the bottom row of icons.
  3. Click “Edit” on the top right, and select “Add a Show by URL…”.
  4. Paste the feed URL into the input field and tap “Subscribe”.

Pocket Casts 

  1. Paste the password-protected feed URL into the search field in the “Discover” tab and then hit search.
  2. Tap on the podcast that should appear in search results and then click “Subscribe”.

Overcast 

  1. Tap the “+” button in the top right to add a podcast.
  2. Select the “Add URL” in the top right, paste the feed URL and click done.

Castbox 

  1. Paste the feed URL into the search bar at the top of the “Discover” tab and then click search.
  2. Click “Subscribe” to add the podcast to the app.

Breaker 

  1. Tap the “Library” tab then select the “Subscriptions” tab. Tap the “+” in the upper right and select “Add from link”. Paste the feed URL and tap done!

Podcast Addict 

  1. Tap the “+” icon in the top right. Then it’ll take you to the “New Podcast” screen. Then there is a second “+” button you’ll need to hit before selecting “RSS feed”. Then paste in the feed URL and tap “Add.” to finish.
    On the main screen you click the + (top right) and it takes you to the “New Podcast” screen. Then there is a second + button that takes you to options including “RSS feed, …”. Click that, add the “RSS feed URL,” click “add,” and blastoff!

Downcast 

  1. Click “Add” on the bottom bar, then click “Add Podcast Manually”.
  2. In the “Feed” field paste the URL of the RSS feed from your email. 
  3. Click “Subscribe” in the top right.

Google Podcasts

  1. In your Subscriptions, click Add +
  2. Select Add by RSS feed and paste the URL included in your email.
  3. Click Subscribe 

Adding your Castos Private Podcast to your Desktop Computer

Apple Podcasts is the most common available app to listen to podcasts on your computer. Like your phone it comes preinstalled on your Mac but you will have to install it on your PC. Once you have the app, follow the steps below to add the URL.

Apple Podcasts on a Mac or PC

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from the email you received.
  2. In the Apple Podcast desktop app, go to the upper left File >  “Add a Show by URL…”.
  3. Paste the feed URL into the input field and tap “Subscribe”.

Grover on a PC

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