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How we count plays, starts, and streams

For podcasts hosted with Spotify

Go to the Analytics tab to see all your plays. Go to Episode Rankings and select an episode to see that episode’s plays.

Note: You can only see data for your top 10 episodes on the mobile app.

We count a play every time a listener on any platform streams your podcast for 60 seconds or more, or downloads it.

Some listeners automatically download new episodes, so a download doesn’t necessarily translate to a stream.

Video plays contribute to your play count.

Plays per episode is an average across your recent episodes, so this number may temporarily decrease when you publish a new episode.

For podcasts hosted somewhere else

Go to Audience to see all your starts and streams, or Episodes to see each episode’s stats.

We count a start every time a listener streams your podcast for 0 seconds or more on Spotify.

We count a stream every time a listener streams your podcast for 60 seconds or more on Spotify.

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