How to upload a podcast to spotify (Step-By-Step)

Have you ever dreamed of sharing your cool ideas and conversations with the world through your very own podcast?

If so, getting your show on Spotify is an exciting first step towards making that dream happen.

Uploading to the mega-popular music and podcast app may seem tricky.

But Don’t Worryūü•į

With just a few simple steps, you’ll captivate listeners across the globe with your creative podcast.

How to upload a podcast to spotify on Android/iPhone

  • Open the Spotify app on your Android phone and tap on “Home” at the bottom.
  • Scroll down and select “Create podcast”. This option may also be under the “Your Library” or “Your Content” section.
  • Give your podcast a name, description, language, category, and cover art. Make it appealing to attract listeners.
  • Tap “Upload your podcast” and choose your podcast audio files from your phone storage. Select the episodes in order.
  • For each episode, fill in the episode name, description, publish date, and audio file.
  • When done, tap “Save” at the top right. Your podcast is now uploaded and ready to share!
  • Launch the Spotify app and tap the “Home” icon.
  • Scroll down and tap “Create podcast”. Look under “Your Library” if you can’t see it.
  • Give your podcast details like name, description, language, and cover art image. Make sure it looks hot!
  • Tap “Choose audio files” to pick your podcast episodes from your iPhone storage. Upload in order.
  • For each episode, enter details like title, description, publish date, and audio file.
  • When finished, tap “Save” at the top right corner. Your podcast will now be submitted to Spotify!

Sit back and watch your listenership numbers climb! And don’t forget to share your podcast link with friends.

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How to upload a podcast to spotify on a Desktop/Mac

  • Open Spotify on your computer and click on “Home” at the left sidebar menu.
  • Scroll down the page until you see the “Create Podcast” button – click this. If you can’t see it, look under “Your Library”.
  • Enter all the key details about your podcast – name, description, language, category, and cover art image. Make it sound awesome!
  • Click “Choose audio files” and select all the episode audio files for your podcast from your computer. Add them in order.
  • For each episode, fill in the episode title, description, publication date, and audio file.
  • If you have multiple hosts, add the host names in the details.
  • When done with all episodes, click “Save” at the top right of the page.
  • Congratulations! Your podcast is now submitted to Spotify and ready to build an audience.

Be sure to grab the Spotify link for your podcast and promote it across your social media to help listeners find your show.

How to upload your podcast to Spotify from Anchor

Step 1) Open the Anchor app or go to Anchor. fm and log into your account. Make sure you have already created your podcast and uploaded episodes in Anchor.

Step 2) Tap on your podcast cover art to open the podcast dashboard. Then tap the “Distribute to platforms” option.

Step 3) This will open a list of platforms. Find Spotify and make sure the toggle button next to it is enabled (blue). This means your podcast is set to distribute to Spotify automatically.

Step 4) Head to the Analytics section of your Anchor dashboard. You will see messages about your episodes going live on various platforms as distribution rolls out.

Step 5) Check Spotify after a couple of hours once distribution goes into effect. You should now see your podcast and episodes successfully uploaded to Spotify.

  • Anchor handles uploading your podcast feed to Spotify. New episodes are automatically sent too.
  • It can take up to 48 hours for your podcast to appear so be patient.
  • Make sure your podcast follows Spotify’s content guidelines to avoid issues.

Anchor makes podcast distribution effortless by automatically pushing your show out to major platforms like Spotify. Just focus on producing great episodes and let Anchor handle the rest.

How to upload your podcast to Spotify from Podbean

Step 1: Log into your Podbean account and click on “Distribute” located in the top right corner.

Step 2: You’ll see a list of podcatchers/platforms under “Choose Where to Distribute”. Scroll and click on the ‚ÄúDistribute to Spotify‚ÄĚ button.

Step 3: This will open the Spotify distribution page. Click on ‚ÄúAuthorize Spotify‚ÄĚ to link your Podbean account with Spotify. Log into your Spotify account if prompted to do so.

Step 4: Once authorized, click back to ‚ÄúDistribute to Spotify‚ÄĚ in Podbean. Then click ‚ÄúVerify & Submit‚ÄĚ where Podbean will verify your feed and submit it to Spotify.

Step 5: Your podcast feed and all episodes will now be submitted to Spotify for review. After approval, your podcast will go live on Spotify so your listeners can access it there.

Step 6: Always check back after distribution to ensure your podcast is successfully published on Spotify (can take up to 48 hours). Regularly post new episodes to Podbean – they’ll automatically get pushed to Spotify too.

  • Make sure your podcast cover art, title, and description entices listeners on Spotify!
  • Provide your podcast website link in Podbean settings for Spotify listing.

Podbean makes publishing to big platforms super simple.

How To Upload a Podcast To Spotify From Soundcloud

Step 1) Head to your SoundCloud account and make sure your podcast episodes are uploaded there as tracks. Customize their artwork, titles, descriptions etc.

Step 2) Click on your profile picture ‚Üí Settings ‚Üí Connections ‚Üí Dropbox or RSS Feed

Step 3) Select “RSS Feed” and copy your unique SoundCloud RSS feed URL.

Step 4) Go to Spotify for Podcasters and login or sign up for an account. Click to add a new podcast.

Step 5) Enter all required metadata – name, description, category etc and set explicit rating if needed.

Step 6) In the RSS Feed URL box, paste your SoundCloud RSS feed URL copied earlier.

Step 7) Click “Submit” for Spotify review. Once approved, episodes will sync from SoundCloud‚ÜíSpotify.

  • New episodes uploaded to SoundCloud will automatically be published to Spotify via the connected RSS feed.
  • Encourage listeners to follow your podcast on Spotify for new episode updates after a feed is connected.

FAQs

Yes, you can upload podcasts to Spotify for free through Anchor, Spotify for Podcasters or other podcast hosting platforms.

No, Spotify does not directly pay most podcasters. However, you can monetize episodes through ads via Anchor or other podcast monetization platforms.


When submitting your podcast‚Äôs RSS feed to Spotify, make sure to include the 1400×1400 cover art image in the feed details so it displays correctly.


Spotify is primarily for listening to and hosting podcasts. Use free software like Anchor or online recording tools to record episodes, then distribute to Spotify.


Publishing platforms like Anchor handle podcast feed generation and submissions to Spotify and other directories. Some audio editors also have publishing capabilities to submit your episodes.


Use free recording software like Anchor or descriptive online tools. Upload episodes to Anchor, then tap their distribution to Spotify and other platforms at no cost to get your podcast published.

Last Words

Now that you know how straightforward publishing a podcast can be, what are you waiting for? Start podcasting today and let your ideas shine on Spotify.

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