What's the Difference Between Automatic and Guided Distribution?

Modified on Tue, 06 Feb 2024 at 02:57 PM

In the podcast market, there are lots of directories where you can publish your show. We make it easy to submit your show by providing Automatic and Guided distribution options for the biggest directories!

Before you can submit your podcast to any directories, you will need to set up your podcast and upload an episode. We allow you to set up your podcast and upload your first episode for free! Uploading additional episodes requires a subscription. Follow these walkthroughs to get started:

How to create an RSS.com account

How do I set up my first podcast?

How do I upload my first episode?

Automatic distribution

Automatic distribution is the simplest one and consists in publishing your show within the show directory without having to take any additional steps. With the automatic distribution, you can send your podcast to all directories enabled with this feature in order to send it automatically with a simple click. To see how to automatically submit your show click here.

Podcast directories enabled for this feature are:

  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • Samsung podcast
  • Podcast Index
  • Listen Notes

In addition, your show will also be automatically published in the RSS.com community. 

Guided distribution

Some directories do not allow automatic publication of your show via the RSS.com control panel and you must manually access the directory by creating an account and publishing your show by adding your Podcast Feed RSS.

In the "Guided distribution" section we explain step by step how to publish your podcast in the following directories:

How do I submit my RSS feed to Apple Podcasts?

How do I submit my podcast to Google Podcasts?

How do I submit my podcast to Pandora?

How do I submit my podcast to Tune In?

How do I submit my podcast to iHeartRadio?

How do I submit my podcast to Deezer?

Important: Some directories require an email address to be included in your RSS feed URL to be accepted. For security purposes, RSS.com normally does not include your email address in your feed. We do have a tool to temporarily include your email address when submitting to directories. Follow the instructions in How to enable the email address in the RSS feed to enable your email address.

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