How to upload a video episode on Anchor

Note: Video uploading is only available to certain creators. If you're interested in using the video podcasts feature, visit our Video Podcasts page here.

Uploading a video episode into Anchor is easy to do using a new feature in Anchor web. Follow the instructions below to get started in your video podcasting journey!

  1. To upload a video episode, you will need to click the "New Episode" button on Anchor to find a new option now there:
  2. Click "Quick upload", which will launch a file picker for you to select your preferred file.
    1. We accept .MOV or .MP3 video files.
    2. Note: you cannot upload video using the "Create an episode" option.
  3. Once a file is selected, you'll be taken to the "Episode options" screen.
  4. The file will need to go through uploading first, and then finish processing. This can take some time, depending on how long the video file is that you've chosen.

  5. In the meantime, you will need to add a title and description, and fill in any other metadata you may want!
  6. Once processing is complete, you can publish your new episode right away, save it as a draft, or schedule a publishing date in the future.
      1. Note: scheduling an episode will also start transcoding.
  7. Once you do publish, your episode will begin transcoding on Spotify (a term that just means your video is processing within Spotify).
  8. You will receive an email to the email address connected to your Anchor account to let you know the process has started, and then another email once your episode is fully transcoded.
  9. That's it! Once it's fully transcoded, you're live on Spotify!

Supported file types and limits

We are currently accepting .MOV and .MP4 files and recommend a 16x9 aspect ratio.

If you have any questions or need help getting your video uploaded, reach out to our support team.

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