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Creating an audio episode

If you host your podcast with Spotify, you can publish your episodes in Spotify for Podcasters.

You can also check out how to upload video episodes if you have or want to create a video podcast.

Note: It's against our Terms of Service to upload audio that belongs to someone else.

Uploading your episode

  • On web, click New Episode then Select file to upload your episode audio file.
  • On the mobile app, go to Podcast in the bottom of the screen and tap the + icon.

Note: You can’t record and edit your podcast with Spotify for Podcasters. If you need to record or edit your episode, you can use our Riverside integration via Spotify for Podcasters web. Learn more

Publishing your episode

You need to verify your account before you can publish your first episode. You should've received a verification email when you created your account. Check this article for tips

Once you’ve selected your episode file, on the Details page, give it a title and description. You can also add season and episode numbers, as well as episode artwork under Additional details.

To publish your episode to listeners right away, select Now under Publish date.

To publish your episode at a future date:

  • On web, find Publish date and choose Schedule then select the date and time.
  • On the mobile app, tap Schedule and select the date and time.

Publish times are shown in your local time.

To cancel or edit a scheduled publish date:

  • On web, click into the episode and hit the 3 dots, then Revert to draft.
  • On the mobile app, tap the episode. Hit the pencil icon then Edit schedule.

Supported file types

We support MP3, M4A, and WAV file types.

We also support video files. Learn more about uploading video episodes

We don't have a file size limit, but larger files will take time to process and can have a higher chance of failing if your internet connection is interrupted.

If you’re uploading MP3 files, we recommend keeping embedded artwork, ID3v2 tags, and other metadata as small as possible.

Issues during upload

If you're getting an error during the upload process, try these troubleshooting steps:

  • Make sure that the file type you’re using is supported under Supported file types.
  • Double-check that the audio file plays properly on your device.

Your browser may not support the file type you’re using. Check that it does support your file type.

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