How to perform an RSS feed health check 🎥
While Castos makes every effort to ensure your podcast’s RSS feed is valid and acceptable to Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other podcast listening platforms, there’s always the chance something will prevent things from working as expected.
If you receive an error from Apple Podcasts saying they’re unable to accept your podcast’s RSS feed or they’re not able to read it, the first step is to run your feed through a validator to check that it is formatted correctly.
Apple Podcasts provides a validation service in Apple Podcast Connect, the Apple Podcast manager. Google Podcasts also offers a similar validation tool.
The RSS feed validation tools we use at Castos are: