Test Your Podcast

We recommend testing your podcast before submitting it via Podcasts Connect to ensure that your feed meets our technical requirements. This also helps you review your show’s media and metadata to ensure it displays as intended on Apple Podcasts for both iOS and Mac. 

How to test your podcast RSS feed

Test your feed by doing one or both of the following:

On iOS:

  1. Open the Podcasts app.
  2. Tap Library.
  3. Tap Edit in the upper right corner, and then tap "Add a Show by URL..." 
  4. Enter your RSS feed URL.
  5. Tap Subscribe. 

On macOS: 

  1. Open the Podcasts app.
  2. Select File, then “Add a Show by URL...” 
  3. Enter your RSS feed URL.
  4. Select Subscribe.

These steps allow you to see how your show will be displayed on Apple Podcasts. Adding a show by URL doesn’t publish it for public consumption.

If you can successfully see your artwork, and download and stream the content, then your feed is working properly. You can now validate and submit your show for review. 

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