November 2018

Site Manager reporting and Holiday submission schedule.
We are investigating reports of steep consumption declines in Site Manager reporting. We've also released a Holiday submission schedule to help you plan your submissions accordingly. 

September 2018

Marketing and Authoring Best Practices.
Find out what it takes to grow your audience. Apple Podcasts Marketing Best Practices offers tips and tools used by big-name shows and indies alike. Help your podcast sound its best on HomePod and on Apple Podcasts with our new Podcasts Authoring Best Practices.  
Apple Podcasts app for watchOS 5 and WWDC Apple Podcasts session.
Coming this fall, listeners can stream any podcast using Siri and play their favorite podcasts on Apple Watch Series 3 using Apple Podcasts app. Watch the Apple Podcasts session from WWDC 2018 to learn more about updates to the Apple Podcasts app for iOS 12. 

July 2018

Access Podcast Analytics, Best practices, and Secure RSS feed.
Podcast Analytics is a data visualization tool that gives you insight into how users are listening to your shows and episodes on Apple Podcasts. Improve the discoverability and user experience of your shows in Apple Podcasts by implementing some best practices. Use a secure podcast feed with an SSL certificate to access Podcast Analytics and submit podcasts in Podcasts Connect. 

December 2017

Holiday submission timeline and updates to the Apple Podcasts Specification.
Podcasts submitted between December 20, 2017 and January 3, 2018 should anticipate additional review time. As a reminder, we've updated the Apple Podcasts specification to support new features in iOS 11.
Introducing Podcast Analytics Beta.
Podcast Analytics is a data visualization tool that gives you insight into how users are listening to your shows and episodes in Apple Podcasts.

August 2017

iTunes U Collections Migrating to Apple Podcasts
Starting in September, iTunes U collections will be automatically migrated to Apple Podcasts.
Updates to Apple Podcasts Specification.
We've updated the Apple Podcasts specification to support new features in iOS 11.

April 2017

iTunes Podcasts is now Apple Podcasts.
Find the new Apple Podcasts badges, marketing guidance, and how to update your RSS feed URL.
Scheduled maintenance on April 22, 2017.
Starting at 7:00 a.m., some services will be unavailable for up to eight hours.

November 2016

Holiday support schedule, App Store content disputes, and the iTunes Affiliate Program.
To prepare for the winter season, we're adjusting our deadlines for Podcast submissions. We've also added information about App Store content disputes and our Affiliate Program.

July 2016

Twitter best practices, HTTPS support, and server setup.
We've put together a few best practices for marketing your podcast on Twitter. Engage with your audience by including links and using mentions to create conversation.

February 2016

Improved email support for podcast providers, HTTPS support for episodes.
We've improved our email support for podcast providers to make for a better, helpful experience for partners. We've also added support for HTTPS for podcast episodes, artwork files, and XML.

January 2016

Podcasts app now available on Apple TV.
You can find the podcasts app available now on Apple TV. We recommend artwork of 3000 x 3000 JPG or PNG in the RGB colorspace for optimal viewing on Apple TV.