Do you want to submit your podcast to Google Play Music? It’s easy, and we’ll show you how to do it.
To start, here are the basic steps you’ll need to follow:
- Visit the Google Play Podcast Portal (opens in new tab)
- Click the “Add A Podcast” Button
- Accept the Terms of Service
- Paste in your podcast’s RSS feed URL
- Click “Submit RSS Feed”
- Verify Email (uses email in RSS feed)
- Review your podcast info
- Click “Publish Podcast”
- Wait For Approval
Detailed Instructions With Images
Visit the Google Play Podcast Portal. You may need to sign in with a Google account.
Click the blue “Add A Podcast” button near the top right:
You’ll then need to enter your podcast-only RSS feed URL.
I use Buzzsprout and they make it really easy, just click the ‘Copy’ button in the Google Play section under Directories:
If you use a different podcast host the process is similar and I recommend copying your feed from there and pasting it in:
As you can see, you need to make sure you have at least one episode published, as well as these 3 tags:
The email tag is where Google will send a verification, so make sure you have access to it and that it is up to date.
In order to verify ownership of your podcast, you’ll need to check your email, copy the code sent to you, and paste it in.
Once verified, you’re ready to review and publish your podcast. If any required info is missing from your RSS feed, you’ll get an error with specific instructions on what to fix.
You may also get warnings and recommendations to improve your feed like this Low-resolution podcast image warning:
If everything looks good, it’s time to hit ‘Publish Podcast’:
You’ll need to wait for someone to manually review your podcast submission before it’s live. This usually takes a few days, but that can vary quite a bit.
Be sure to check out this list of podcast directories for other places to help you get your podcast found.