Generally, after distributing your podcast through Anchor, it should become available on all major podcast platforms within a couple business days. If you're not seeing your podcast on a specific platform (or any platforms outside of Anchor), here's what to do.
Make sure you have distributed your podcast through Anchor
Anchor website - Go to your settings here and click on 'Where your podcast can be heard'. You'll see information there to let you know the current status.
Anchor app - Go to your 'Profile' tab in the app and you will see a prompt letting you know if you haven't yet distributed your podcast externally.
Check to see if your podcast has been rejected
If your podcast gets rejected by external platforms, we'll send an email to the email address for your Anchor account letting you know. This help article will walk you through how to edit your general account settings.
Think this is all solved? Reach out to us via our contact form at the top of our help center.
Delays on specific platforms
Occasionally, external platforms can have technical issues or large backlogs that can cause delays. Currently, we know the following platforms are approving podcasts more slowly than usual.
Right now they are seeing some heavy delays with approvals due to an increased volume in submissions, and it can take at least a week for approval. We appreciate your patience!
With the launch of the new Google Podcasts app, we will automatically distribute your podcast there. It might take a little extra time since it's a brand new app but we will do this for you automatically. More information on Google Podcasts can be found here.
Note that if you're on an Android device, you should be able to find your podcast directly in Google search through the new Google Podcasts experience even if your Google Play Music link is delayed.
Spotify has begun accepting new podcast submissions again and we will distribute your podcast to Spotify automatically once you choose to distribute your podcast off of Anchor. This should take a few business days after you submit your podcast for distribution.
We will be ramping up distribution to Stitcher very soon! If you would like to submit your podcast to Stitcher directly in the meantime, that might speed up the process! You can find your RSS feed in your Advanced Anchor Settings; you can submit to them directly through this link.
Already approved on other platforms? Add those platform links to your account!
If you submitted your podcast manually or switched over to Anchor from another host, be sure to add your links to those platforms in your account so everyone can find your podcast, everywhere!
Did you submit your podcast yourself or move from another host, and get approved?
- Be sure to fill in the link in your Anchor settings via the Anchor app or website!
- Access your Anchor settings in the app or website and find where external links are listed
- Be sure to click or tap ‘Save’ to save the updated links!
How do I know if my podcast was approved on each platform?:
- Did your podcast get rejected? If so, you should get an email from Anchor letting you know and how you can fix your podcast to then resubmit it to us for approval
- Each time your podcast gets approved on a platform we will send you an email (the email address tied to your Anchor account)
- You can also always check your Anchor web profile for badges with external links