What's New

The latest news about Apple Podcasts and podcast providers.

August 9, 2019

Review the category selections of your existing shows to help maximize your shows' potential on Apple Podcasts.

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June 4, 2019

Listeners will now be able to discover shows based on audio transcripts, topics, and people.

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June 4, 2019

The all-new Apple Podcasts for Mac will launch this fall.

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June 4, 2019

Enhanced categories such as Fiction, History, and True Crime—and dozens of new subcategories are coming later this summer.

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April 23, 2019

Separating episode numbers from the title makes it possible for Apple to easily index and order content.

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April 23, 2019

You can now resubmit rejected RSS feeds. 

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April 22, 2019

Learn about product packaging to optimize your show's metadata.

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February 26, 2019

Watch the new video tutorial on how to refresh your podcasts.

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January 31, 2019

Podcast Analytics now offers the option to download your show and episode data. Siri can help listeners find and subscribe to your show in Apple Podcasts, so spread the word on your website, in your newsletter, and wherever else you communicate with your audience

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December 19, 2018

More detailed reasons for show rejections are now included in My Podcasts. Podcasts submitted between December 21, 2018 and January 2, 2019 should anticipate additional review time.

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November 12, 2018

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. 

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September 26, 2018

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.  

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September 4, 2018

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. 

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July 18, 2018

Access Podcasts Analytics Beta to understand listener engagement, distribution, content performance, and more. Review our best practices to improve the discoverability of your shows. A secure podcast feed with an SSL certificate will be required in the future.

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December 20, 2017

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.

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December 20, 2017

Podcast Analytics is a data visualization tool that gives you insight into how users are listening to your shows and episodes in Apple Podcasts.

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August 28, 2017

Starting in September, iTunes U collections will be automatically migrated to Apple Podcasts.

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August 20, 2017

We've updated the Apple Podcasts specification to support new features in iOS 11.

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April 21, 2017

Find the new Apple Podcasts badges, marketing guidance, and how to update your RSS feed URL.

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April 6, 2017

Starting at 7:00 a.m., some services will be unavailable for up to eight hours.

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November 28, 2016

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.

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July 19, 2016

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.

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February 10, 2016

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.

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January 25, 2016

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.

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