How do I test my RSS feed?

First, make sure your RSS feed meets the Apple Podcasts feed, content and artwork requirements. Then, test your feed by doing one or more of the following:

  • Use a third-party feed validation service to diagnose any potential problems with your feed. For example, or
  • Open the Podcasts app, select Library. Tap Edit in the upper right corner, and then select "Add a Podcast by URL." Enter your RSS feed URL, then select Subscribe.
  • Open iTunes, choose File > Subscribe to Podcast. Enter your RSS feed URL, then select OK.
  • If you can successfully see your artwork and download and stream the content, then your feed is properly working. You can now submit it to Apple Podcasts for review.

Can I submit a test feed for review?

You should only submit your RSS feed after you successfully test it.

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