If you want your podcast to feature on Apple Podcasts, if you want to make it available on Google Podcasts or any other platform, you must create your RSS feed once you have chosen your host. Good news: Podcastics can take care of this for you… and for free!
As far as podcast hosting is concerned, there are two main solutions: either you do it yourself or you use a specialised host. If you go for the latter option, the platform you will use (either Podcastics or one of its rivals) will create your RSS feed. On the other hand, if you want to do it yourself, you must make your RSS feed through a text editor. It is quite hard, to be honest; if you don’t know what an RSS feed looks like, there you go:
What is the use of the RSS feed?
Podcasts do not appear out of the blue on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podcast Addicts and Google Podcasts, you know. All these platforms rely on an RSS feed, which is like the lifeline of your podcast. This feed contains the main details of your show, i.e. its URL, its description, its cover, etc. Therefore, any time a new episode is published, it appears automatically on the listening software to which the RSS feed was sent.
The purpose of this article is to share a good deal with you, as Podcastics can create your RSS feed simply and for free. How, you ask? Well, just pick our Free pack. Among the four Podcastics subscriptions, it is the only one that does not feature podcast hosting… but also the only one that is free of charge. If you want to manage the hosting of your podcast by yourself, the Free pack gives you an RSS feed (and a turnkey website) and takes a thorn out of your side.
Once your RSS feed is created, Podcastics gives you an RSS address that you will only have to send to the platforms on which you want to broadcast your show. Once the feed is approved by such platforms (Apple Podcasts for instance), the episodes of your podcast will automatically be added to your account and will then appear in the apps used by thousands of potential listeners… and all that for free! Thank you, Podcastics!