Once you've submitted your podcast for distribution, it may take up to 24 hours for your podcast to be available on Spotify. After that, all episodes you publish through Anchor will automatically appear on Spotify in approximately 24 hours as well!
Once your podcast is on Spotify you can share it with an even wider audience: your Instagram followers! Share specific episodes once they are published to let everybody know that you've got a new episode, or just share your podcast so new followers can start from the beginning. By sharing your podcast or podcast episodes straight to your Instagram story, your friends and followers will be able to follow a link straight to your podcast page in Spotify, where they can "Follow" your podcast just like you would a music playlist. Using this share feature is a great way to get new listeners!
Share your podcast to your Instagram story
By sharing your podcast to your Instagram story, your friends and followers can "Follow" your show on Spotify straight from the app.
Share your podcast episodes
Or, tap into your latest episode to let your friends know there's a new episode out!
Once the episode is posted, anyone who sees your Instagram Story will be able to tap "Play on Spotify" to bring them directly to that episode within the Spotify app.
Spotify account ownership
You can claim ownership to your Spotify account by creating and accessing your Spotify for Podcaster account. Instructions for how to do so can be found here.
Troubleshooting Spotify Distribution
If you've started to receive approval links for your podcast, but you're still not on Spotify, it’s likely that your podcast looked like it contained music. If you can confirm you own the rights to all of the content in your podcast, please reach out to us directly so we can get your show on Spotify.