Millions of Android listeners are out on the internet – don’t ignore them! Submit your RSS feed to Google Podcasts.
After your RSS feed for podcast has been approved by Google Podcasts, listeners will be able to find you in the app and subscribe.
What is Google Podcasts?
The official Android app Google Podcasts can be used to discover and listen to podcasts. It is similar in many ways to Apple Podcasts. Users can also explore recommendations and manage their listening activity. If you need to stop listening, the app can save your place in an episode.
Why this is so important
Your show will be available to millions of Android users. Submitting your show to Google Podcasts can also open up other avenues for exposure, such as:
- Google Search is available on desktop and mobile browsers. You can also play episodes in your browser.
- Google Search App for Android Devices
- Google Podcasts app available for mobile devices
- Google Home
- Google Assistant Content Action
- Android Auto for your car
Screenshot of Google Search Podcast Carousel
We now know why it is so important to submit your show on Google Podcasts. Let’s look at how to do that!
How to submit your podcast to Google Podcasts
These are the steps you need to follow in order to submit your podcast through Google’s Podcast Manager.
- Step 1. Copy the RSS feed of your podcast.
- Step 2. Go to Google’s Podcast Manager
- Step 3. Add your show’s RSS Feed
- Step 4. Verify your feed. Verify your feed if your Google account matches the email associated to your show. Google will manually verify your email address if it is not compatible.
These images will help you to understand each step.
Step 1. Copy the RSS feed of your show.
Step 2. Go to Google’s Podcast Manager.
Step 3. Add your podcast’s RSS feed.
Step 4. Verify your feed, then click “Submit”.
Congrats, you’re done!
After you have been verified, you can check to see if the podcast has been added to Google’s podcast index. This can take up to 24 hours, or even a few days.
How to get your podcast on Google Home
Is your podcast automatically added to Google Home or Google Assistant for voice searches once it is approved for Google Podcasts? Our research shows that yes, with some caveats.
Here’s what Google has to say about the matter:
Google Nest and Google Home speakers, and displays allow you to listen to your favorite podcasts from any place in your home using your voice. This feature is only available in English.
But here’s the catch. The catch? You will need to ask Google Home (aka Google Assistant), to play the podcast name and not an episode number.
You can say, “Hey Google! Play podcast!” Also, Google Home devices allow you to say phrases such as “Next episode,” or “Previous.”
You can’t use phrases like “Hey Google play number 241” or “Hey Google play my Spotify podcast.”
According Google, there are two reasons for this. The first is that podcasts currently not listed in the Google Home app are not technically available. We’re hopeful that this will change, so we’ll keep you posted.
Second, podcasts from partner podcasts, such as Spotify, TuneIn and Google Podcasts, are not currently supported. You can ask Google Home/Assistant to play a particular podcast.