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Can I edit my RSS feed metadata?

All users, including those with a Free Speech plan, can copy and paste the RSS feed link we provide directly into an iTunes page or feed burner, and the information provided on the show's Spreaker page will automatically be extracted and used.

However, users with every PRO plan, from On-Air Talent to Station, can manually customize their RSS feed.

In your show's edit page, select RSS Feed Customization on the menu at the right. Switch the toggle to MANUAL. You can edit the title, subtitle, summary, image, and much more.

For example, you'll be able to customize the following fields:

Can I disable my RSS feed?

Yes, you have the ability to disable both your user RSS feed, as well as the feed of any one of your shows.

To disable your user RSS feed, go into your profile's Settings page and choose RSS Feed Customization from the menu on the right. From the drop-down menu at the top select Disable, and then Save.

To disable a specific show's RSS feed, first go to the show's page and click on the Edit button at the top. Then choose RSS Feed Customization from the menu on the right. From the drop-down menu at the top select Disable, and then Save.

How to submit your program to the Apple iTunes store and become an iTunes podcast

First, get your RSS feed URL:

  1. Go to your show's page.
  2. Find the orange RSS feed icon at the top of your episode list (to the right of the EMBED button).
  3. Click on the RSS feed icon, which will take you to an RSS feed subscription page
  4. Copy the URL of the RSS feed subscription page. Note: Alternately, you may be able to right-click on the RSS feed icon and select Copy Link Address from the pop-up context list.

Then, submit that RSS feed URL to the iTunes store via iTunes Connect:

  1. Log in to https://podcastsconnect.apple.com using your iTunes Store account credentials (it's the same account you log in to when downloading new apps from the App Store)
  2. Once you're logged in, you'll be taken to the podcast submit page https://podcastsconnect.apple.com/#/new-feed/
  3. From there, paste the RSS feed link you had copied from Spreaker and then click Validate. If validation fails, go back to your Spreaker show page and edit any of the failed fields (for example, you can go to your show's page and click on Edit to change the image, description, title, etc.) and then try validating it again. More info on that can be found here.
  4. Once validation goes through, click the Submit button.

If you still have questions on iTunes' process, you can read their Help page on the Apple website: Podcasts Connect Help.

An error appears when I try to load my show's RSS feed to iTunes, saying there's a problem with my cover art. How do I fix this?

The cover art iTunes is referring to is actually your show square default image (not your banner or profile picture).

Make sure that this picture is at least 1400x1400 and smaller than 3000x3000.

What happens to my episode in iTunes if I mark it as "explicit"?

Episodes set as "explicit" on Spreaker will get the "explicit" label on iTunes as well, and a small "E" will appear alongside its title.

You can mark modify setting anytime time by editing the episode"s information and ticking the "explicit content" box.

Please note that a show containing at least one "explicit" episode gets the "Parental Advisory" label as well, even if the majority of the episodes are left "clean".

What happens to my show in iTunes if I mark it as "explicit" when customizing its RSS feed?

If you mark a show as "explicit" on Spreaker when customizing its RSS feed, it will get a "Parental Advisory" label on iTunes.

Here's how you can set a show as "explicit" in its RSS feed:

  1. First, enable RSS feed customization by upgrading to any Pro plan.
  2. From your profile, select the "Shows" tab.
  3. Click on the show's Edit button.
  4. Select "RSS Feed Customization" from the menu.
  5. Toggle the RSS Feed setting to Manual.
  6. Scroll down the page and tick the "explicit" box.

Please note that a show containing at least one "explicit" episode gets the "Parental Advisory" label as well, even if the majority of the episodes are left "clean".

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