How to Listen to a Private Podcast on a Desktop or Mobile Device

Have you received an email invitation to subscribe to a Private Podcast? The URL included in the invitation is unique to you and shouldn’t be shared.

You can add the private podcast to any of the following podcast listening platforms:

  • Castos 
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Google Podcasts
  • Pocket Casts
  • Overcast
  • Castbox
  • Breaker
  • Podcast Addict
  • Downcast

Unfortunately, not all podcast listening platforms support private podcasts. Be sure to check back soon!  This list is updated as new platforms add the private podcast feature.

On a mobile device

Castos 

Exclusively for creators and subscribers of private podcasts on the Castos Podcast Hosting platform.

  1. Download the Castos mobile app from the Google Play Store or Apple App store
  2. Follow the steps outlined Add private podcast subscriptions to your Castos mobile app

Apple Podcasts

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from your email invitation 
  2. In the Apple Podcasts app, tap Library 
  3. Click Edit and select Add a Show by URL
  4. Paste the URL in the field and tap Subscribe

Pocket Casts 

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from your email invitation
  2. In the Discover tab, paste the URL into Search and then tap Search
  3. Select the podcast in search results and click Subscribe

Overcast 

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from your email invitation
  2. Tap the “+” icon to add a podcast
  3. Select Add URL
  4. Paste the URL and click Done 

Castbox 

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from your email invitation
  2. Select the Discover tab and paste the URL into the search bar
  3. Click Search
  4. Click Subscribe

Breaker 

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from your email invitation
  2. Select the Library  > Subscriptions 
  3. Tap  the “+” icon and select Add from link
  4. Paste the URL and tap Done

Podcast Addict 

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from your email invitation
  2. Tap the “+” icon  Then it’ll take you to the
  3. On the New Podcast screen, tap the “+” icon again
  4. Select RSS feed and paste the URL
  5. Tap Add

Downcast 

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from your email invitation
  2. Tap Add > Add Podcast Manually
  3. In the Feed field, paste the URL  
  4. Click Subscribe

Google Podcasts

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from your email invitation
  2. In your Subscriptions, click Add +
  3. Select Add by RSS feed and paste the URL
  4. Click Subscribe 

On a laptop or desktop computer

Apple Podcasts 

The Apple Podcasts app comes preinstalled on Mac devices but will need to be installed on a Windows PC. 

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from your email invitation
  2. In the Apple Podcast desktop app, click File > and select Add a Show by URL from the menu
  3. Paste the URL into the field and click Subscribe

Google Podcasts 

  1. Copy the RSS feed URL from your email invitation
  2. Sign in to Google Podcasts and open the Menu by clicking the 3-horizontal line icon
  3. Select Add by RSS feed from the menu
  4. Enter the feed URL
  5. Click Subscribe

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