FAQs Podcast apps and Distribution
How long does it take a podcast listening platform to accept a new RSS feed and publish a podcast?
Each platform is a little different. Some will accept an RSS feed and publish a podcast within a few days while others can take up to 2 weeks. Not all listening platforms will notify you when your podcast has been published. Your best bet is to periodically search for your podcast on each platform until it's been published.
Will I have to resubmit the RSS feed every time I publish a new episode?
Nope. A connection is created between the podcast listening platform and your podcast once the RSS feed has been accepted and your podcast has been published. After that, each platform will recognize new episodes are available in your podcast's RSS feed and add them to your podcast.
I submitted my podcast's RSS feed to Apple Podcasts but there's a problem. What should I do?
Review our Apple Podcasts Troubleshooting guide. The Apple Podcast Connect help center also includes detailed guides for each error message you might be seeing.
How long does it take a podcast listening platform to apply changes I've made or publish episodes I've added in Castos?
Although this process is automatic, it's not immediate. It can take up to 24 hours to see new episodes, cover art, etc. updated on each platform.
Do I need an Apple ID and Apple Podcast Connect account to publish my podcast on Apple Podcasts?
Yes. Before submitting your podcast's RSS feed you'll need to create a free Apple Podcast Connect account. Apple has put together this step-by-step guide if you have any questions.
Do I need to have a Google Podcast Manager account to publish my podcast on Google Podcasts?
Yes. The process for publishing your podcast on the Google Podcasts platform is a little different compared to other platforms. Before submitting your podcast's RSS feed, review Google Podcast Manager Getting Started Guide