One of the most important elements of your podcast is the artwork. Artwork can help build an audience and illustrate the central idea behind the podcast. 

You include artwork within the RSS feed and can change it at any time by updating the image file URL specified within the <itunes:image> tag. Our system automatically detects and updates it on Apple Podcasts within 24 hours. 

Review our best practices for podcast artwork.

Troubleshooting artwork changes

If your podcast artwork doesn’t update, make sure the new image file:

  • Is listed within the <itunes:image> tag on your podcast RSS feed
  • Has a different filename than the previous one. Apple Podcasts might not update the image if it checks your feed and the new image URL is exactly the same as the current image URL.
  • Meets the artwork requirements:
    • Size: square; minimum 1400 x 1400 pixels and maximum 3000 x 3000 pixels (preferred)
    • Resolution: 72 dpi
    • File type: JPEG or PNG
    • Colorspace: RGB

You can also review the Last Refresh date and time in Podcasts Connect to confirm the last time our system updated your podcast. If it’s been more than 24 hours and you don’t see the changes, select Refresh Feed.

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