Apple Podcasts is one of the biggest podcast directories available, and usually the go-to service for people new to podcasting who own an Apple branded device. We strongly recommend you submit your show to Apple Podcasts for the greatest exposure.
How to Submit:
Create an Apple ID (if you don't have one already): https://appleid.apple.com
Expanded details on how to do this are available in Apple's support document.
Sign in using your Apple ID via the Podcasts Connect portal: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com
Click the '+' button then 'New Show'
Choose 'Add existing show (RSS Feed)' the paste in your Podcast.co RSS feed. You can find this in the 'Share & Publish' tab of your Podcast.co account.
We advise to keep the other options on this pop up 'as-is'.
Click 'Add'. You will then see your podcast in 'Draft' state.
Add your contact information under 'Show Contact' (this will not be made public and is only for use by Apple Podcaster Support in the event of any issues).
Next set your availability and rights. It's important to make Apple aware if your show contains and has rights to use any third party content.
Once settings have been adjusted click 'Save' in the upper right.
The 'Show Information' page will load again. By this time your show should have finished processing and you'll see the details extracted from your feed.
On this page, set your 'Update Frequency'. This will be displayed in the Apple Podcasts app to inform users how often they should expect new episodes of your show.
Once you are happy with all the details you can click 'Submit For Review' in the upper right. This will send your show to Apple for processing which can take up to 72 hours.
You'll also see the public Apple Podcasts link appear on the page which you can add to your Podcast.co account in order to activate the option on your Pod.co page, players or subscribe button.
Once people start following your show on Apple Podcasts, you'll be able to access Analytics directly inside Apple Podcasts Connect. These relate to followers who enjoy your show in the Apple Podcasts App on macOS, iOS or iTunes on Windows.
Note: Due to significant changes to the Apple Podcasts submissions system, you may experience errors during the above process. We strongly advise you reach out to Apple Podcasts Support if you do so.
If you have any general questions about submitting to Apple Podcasts you can get in touch with us using the messenger bubble.