Holiday submission timeline and updates to the Apple Podcasts Specification

December 20, 2017

Holiday Submissions Timeline

Providers submitting shows to Podcasts Connect between December 20, 2017 and January 3, 2018 should anticipate additional time for the submission review process.

As a reminder, we've updated the Apple Podcasts specification to support new features in iOS 11:

  • Enabling providers to deliver clear, concise titles
  • Improving how episodes are ordered and recommended within a season
  • Adding the ability for new subscribers to receive the full current season in their Library
  • Adding quick play to allow users to pick up listening where they left off

For more information on using the new tags supported in iOS 11, see our updated Podcasts Connect Help for RSS tags for Podcasts Connect.

Easier Podcast Submission for Hosting Partners

Submitting a show to Podcasts Connect has never been easier. Use the submitfeed parameter in your links to Podcasts Connect to allow for passthrough of your show feed URL. For example, will pre-populate the feed URL for The Very Hungry Tourists in Podcast Connect, ready for validation.

Apple Podcasts Badges

Use the Listen on Apple Podcasts badge or the Apple Podcasts icon wherever you promote your show or episodes. The badge should link to your applicable content on Apple Podcasts.

Apple Podcasts Badge.

For more information on using official Apple assets and marketing best practices, see the Apple Podcasts Identity Guidelines.

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