How To Publish Your Show On Apple, Spotify, Google, And More

How To Publish Your Show On The Podcast Listening Apps

First things first, you will need the following assets:

  1. CoHost account
  2. Google email address specific to the show you’re launching
  3. Apple ID, Spotify account, and Amazon account linked to the Google email address mentioned above
  4. Compelling show description (not more than 5 sentences)
  5. Show title
  6. Show cover art (3000 x 3000 px)
  7. Show trailer or first episode
  8. Trailer or first episode title and description

Step One: Set up distribution networks

  1. Create a new Google email specific to the podcast. For the phone number, choose yourself or someone who works on the podcast as it will be much easier to access the two-factor authentication later on.
  2. Create an Apple ID with your new email address. Choose the same phone number that you linked to the Google account so it’s easy to remember.
  3. Create a Spotify account with your new email address.
  4. Create a new Amazon account with your new email address.

Step Two: Publish your trailer or first episode

Once you've set up your CoHost account, publish your trailer or first episode!

Our team suggests publishing a trailer as they are a great testing ground for publication and can be considered a soft launch. On average, it takes 48-72 hours for a new show to be approved by the listening apps and go live.

Step Three: Submit Your Show

Major Platforms

Google Podcasts
  • Make sure you are logged into your Google account and go to Google Podcast Manager
  • Click “Start Now"
  • Walk through the steps prompted
Apple Podcasts
  • Make sure you have your show’s Apple ID handy.
  • Go to Podcasts Connect
  • Enter your Apple ID and Password
  • Click the "+" button at the top left
  • Choose "Add a show with an RSS feed"
  • Go to "Distribution" in CoHost and copy your RSS feed
  • Paste your CoHost RSS feed into Apple
  • Wait a few minutes for Apple to load your show, then click "Submit" in the top right corner
  • You will receive a confirmation email from Apple that your podcast has been submitted
Spotify
  • Make sure you have your Spotify login handy.
  • Go to Spotify For Podcasters and click “Get Started”
  • Enter your account username and password
  • In the left side bar click "Add or claim podcast"
  • Walk through the steps provided
Amazon
  • Head over to Amazon Podcasters
  • Go to “Add or Claim Your Podcast”
  • Sign in to your Amazon account
  • Walk through the steps prompted

Additional Platforms

Stitcher
  • Head over to Stitcher For Podcasters
  • Click “Join Us Today”
  • Walkthrough the steps prompted
  • Stitcher will send you a confirmation email
iHeartRadio
Audacy (Previously Radio.com)
  • Head over to Audacy
  • Fill out the form provided
Deezer
  • Head over to Deezer Podcasters
  • Click “Publish My Podcast”
  • Walk through the prompts provided
Overcast
  • If you submit your show on Apple, once approved, it will show up on Overcast automatically
Pocket Casts
  • Head over to this link
  • Copy and paste your CoHost RSS feed
  • Click “Public”
  • Press “Submit”
TuneIn
Gaana
JioSaavn
  • Head over to JioSaavn
  • Click “Get Started”
  • Follow the instructions provided
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