Spotify and other podcast-listening platforms need RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed to make your podcasts available to your listeners. If you submit the RSS feed to these platforms, you will not have to manually add updated content to each platform.
Do you want to publish your podcasts on Spotify but not know how to add a Spotify RSS feed? Here is the step-by-step guide to adding a Spotify RSS feed successfully.
How Do I Create an RSS Feed?
There are two methods of creating an RSS feed. The first method is to create an RSS feed on your own using your coding skills. And the second method is to create an RSS feed using a tool or simply with your podcast hosting provider.
There are a variety of tools and podcast hosting providers. But the process of creating an RSS feed is almost the same no matter which hosting provider you currently have.
Here are a few options you can use to create a Spotify RSS feed.
PowerPress is a WordPress plugin created by podcasters. Download this plugin to your WordPress account. It will generate an RSS feed for every podcast you publish on your WordPress site.
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It is another WordPress plugin you can install on your WordPress account. It will automatically produce an RSS feed for every podcast. It will also update your RSS feed in your media host.
RSS is a podcast hosting service provider. You can create your RSS account and start publishing your podcasts right away. When you publish a podcast after adding its description and other required information, the hosting provider will automatically give you access to the published podcast’s RSS feed.
RSS Builder is a free program you can use to create an RSS feed from scratch. You can use it to upload your podcasts and create their RSS feeds independently.
Download the program to your computer and start creating a new RSS feed. Give the new feed a title and add your website’s URL. Now, add your feed’s description and finally request RSS feed generation.
Every time you upload a new podcast, you will have to add its URL to the RSS feed to make sure it gets access to the new podcast.
How to Add a Spotify RSS Feed
Now that you have learned how to create an RSS feed, you will have to add your RSS feed URL to Google Play, Apple Podcast, Spotify, and other distributors.
Follow these steps to submit your RSS feed URL to Spotify.
Step 1: Go to Spotify for Podcasters and log in to your Spotify account.
Step 2: Make sure you already have one or more podcasts live on your podcast website. If you have podcasts, log in to the podcast submission page.
Step 3: Add your RSS feed URL. If you are using the PowerPlus plugin, you can find the URL by accessing the plugin. If you are using RSS.com, go to the ‘My Podcast’ page and then locate the URL. Copy the URL and paste it to the link space provided by Spotify.
Step 4: Add the mentioned details of your podcast. It may include location, language, and podcast category.
Step 5: Review the added information to ensure it is correct. Press the ‘Submit’ button.
Errors that Spotify May Show you When Adding RSS Feed
The podcast RSS feed is missing an email address
This error appears when either your email address is incorrect or you have not verified the email address. Spotify requires email verification to ensure you are the owner of the show/podcast. It also needs an email address that is associated with your RSS feed.
Your podcast needs a globally unique identifier
This error occurs when your Spotify podcast feed does not have any show/episode. You must have an episode to your Spotify account if you want to submit an RSS feed. Therefore, first, upload the episode and then re-enter the RSS feed URL.
Now that you have sorted out the error and successfully submitted your RSS feed URL, your show or episode will be available to your listeners within a few hours. Sometimes an episode may take up to 5 days to go live.