How to Upload a Podcast to Spotify

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While it’s no secret that iTunes still reigns supreme in the world of podcasting, many other platforms are taking a firm hold on the market. One such platform is Spotify, and considering they now have more than “250 million listeners across more than 75 countries worldwide,” it’s certainly a good place to add your show. If you need to know how to upload a podcast to Spotify, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get started.

Get Your Podcast on Spotify

You’ll need to create an account with Spotify first. We highly recommend using the same email you use with your podcast host so that you can avoid any errors with uploading your show. From there, you can log in and add your RSS feed to their platform.
How to Upload Podcast To Spotify Account Sign Up

Here’s how to upload a podcast to Spotify:

    1. Click Get started.

2. Paste in the link to your podcast’s RSS feed.

How to Upload Podcast To Spotify RSS Feed

If you are using RSS.com as your podcast host, your show’s RSS feed can be found on your “My Podcast” page. Simply click the “RSS Feed” button and it will copy to your clipboard, and you can paste it into Spotify’s form.

How to Upload Podcast To Spotify Your RSS Feed Location
3. Add podcast info like the category, language, and country. 4. Review the details and submit.

Errors When Submitting Your Podcast to Spotify?

Sometime users will receive an error message in Spotify when trying to add their podcast’s RSS feed.

Below are two of the most common errors you might see:

- Your podcast needs a globally unique identifier (GUID). Learn more

This means that your podcast feed is empty. You need to have uploaded at least one episode to your podcast host. Until you do so, Spotify will not be able to find any episodes and will, therefore, reject your RSS feed.

After you load the first episode, you can then resubmit your podcast’s RSS feed here, and you should be good to go.

- Your podcast RSS feed is missing an email address/ your email needs to be verified

First, you do need an email address associated with your RSS feed. As Spotify says, “This email address is pulled from the RSS feed for your podcast. We rely on email verification to ensure you’re the owner of a podcast.” Therefore, if the email address to verify your podcast is wrong, you will need to update the email address with your podcast host.

How Long Until Your Show is Live on Spotify?

Now that you know how to upload a podcast to Spotify, and how to troubleshoot any errors you may get, you’re probably wondering how long it will be until your show is live. Many shows are live within just a few hours, but according to most users, it could take as long as five days to appear. 

Unfortunately, as of the time of this writing, it doesn’t appear that Spotify emails you to let you know that the podcast is live. So, you will have to keep an eye on when your show is live for yourself.

Ready to start a podcast of your own? Check out our monster guide on how to start a podcast. 

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