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How to publish your podcast to Google Podcasts

Don't miss out on reaching millions of potential Android listeners by not submitting your show’s RSS feed to Google Podcasts. Once your podcast’s RSS feed has been submitted to Google Podcasts and approved, listeners can not only find you in the app, they can subscribe — and never miss an episode.

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What Is Google Podcasts?

The official app for Android devices, Google Podcasts is akin to Apple Podcasts, where users can discover free and trending podcasts, play the latest episodes from their favorite shows, explore recommendations, and manage their listening activity. The app also saves your spot in an episode if you need a break.

Why This Is so Important

In addition to making your show accessible to millions of Android users, submitting your show to Google Podcasts also provides other exposure opportunities across Google products, including:

  • Google Search on all desktop and mobile browsers with the option to play episodes directly in the browser
  • Google Search App for Android devices
  • Google Podcasts app for mobile devices
  • Google Home
  • Content Action for the Google Assistant
  • Android Auto in your car

Now, let's learn how to submit your show to Google Podcasts!

How to Submit Your Podcast to Google Podcasts

Here are four easy steps to submit your podcast in Google’s Podcast Manager:

  • Step 1: Find and copy your podcast’s RSS feed
  • Step 2: Go to Google’s Podcast Manager
  • Step 3: Add your show’s RSS feed
  • Step 4: Verify your feed. If your Google account and the email associated with your show match, you’ll instantly be verified. If not, Google will need to manually verify the email associated with your show.

Once you're verified, you'll want to check to see if your podcast has been included in Google's podcast index. This could take 24 hours or up to a couple of days.

How to Get Your Podcast on Google Home

Once your podcast is approved for Google Podcasts, it should automatically be added to Google Home and Google Assistant for voice search. However, there are some caveats.

For instance, you can't say "Hey Google, play number 241," or "Hey Google, play my Spotify podcast." For a more detailed explanation, you can check out what Google has to say on this.

Don't Stop There, You're on a Roll! 🎲

Now is the time to submit your show to other major podcast directories if you haven’t already. We’ve got you covered with easy, step-by-step guides to walk you through the entire process.

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Article written by Dylan Moore

Dylan, originaly from Turkey, discovered his passion for programming and podcasting online. Him and his team later founded PodApp, a user-friendly platform designed to make podcasting accessible to everyone. Read more