Podcasting How To

How to Submit a Podcast to Google Play

Podcasts are now available (released in the U.S. and Canada currently) on Google Play Music. You can submit your Podbean-hosted audio podcasts so you can be found there! Go to Google Play to submit your RSS feed. You will need to 1. Add your RSS feed, 2. Confirm ownership, and 3. Publish.


You need to have at least 1 episode published and have the appropriate tags set up in Podbean:, or , and or (Podbean supports the iTunes tags, which work for both iTunes and Google Play). Login to google and “add a podcast”. If you don’t know your RSS, simply go to Settings→Feed/iTunes in your Podbean dashboard. At the top you will see “Your RSS feed” (http://yourname.podbean.com/feed/).

After submitting your RSS feed, you will need to “confirm email” (via the email in the RSS feed). Check for the email from Google and click on the “verify ownership” button (or use the code provided if the direct link doesn’t work). You will then be brought to a page to review the information pulled from your RSS feed. Check your artwork, title, description, and episodes there to confirm and click “publish podcast”.

Your show is now submitted and will be reviewed. You will receive an approval or rejection notice to the associated email address. If you have any problems, contact Podbean support for additional help.

13 comments on “How to Submit a Podcast to Google Play

  1. Good call-out, but now I have a problem actually getting on Google Play with my podcast: E-mail and author name is not in my iTunes feed because WordPress.COM seems not allow entry of those categories. I use WordPress.COMs feed to get my podcast to iTunes. I use Podbean to host the episodes (recently switched to you guys). What can I do to get on Google Play? – What happens if I use Podbean’s iTunes feed burner (that allows to add those categories) IN ADDITION to the one I already submitted through WordPress.com a long time ago? Will it create issues on iTunes? Will it replace the WordPress.COM feed and create issues with linking back to by podcasts notes, there? How else get around the e-mail address/author submit issue? Thx

  2. I submitted the RSS feed to google play but it give me this error: Podcast RSS feed must include a podcast title, an author and an email. Please update your RSS feed to continue.

    • rdalrymple19

      Same problem. Go to podbean, then settings, then feed itunes. Take the link that itunes emails you (once you have been approved through itunes) and then copy and paste the url they give you into the itunes feed box.

      • rdalrymple19,
        I’ve tried to do this, but it doesn’t seem like I can get approved through itunes without first having a valid RSS feed. Any ideas? Thanks.

  3. Nevermind I found it.

    • Having the same problem. Where did you find how to do it? Is there a certain format I have to type it in?

    • Doin' The Work

      How did you find it? I copied the RSS from my Podbean page, but got the same errors about title, etc. Thank you in advance.

      • you need to go into settings.. then feed/itunes and then in input the email & author name there.
        then go back to GPM and retry the URL. should work.

  4. Is there a timeline for google play for our podcast in Australia?????

  5. This needs to be updated. Not helpful.

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  7. No frigging way to make it work. Spent a half hour in maze trying to get Apple ID–am not an Apple user. Need to activate connection some way but cannot find that way.

    So, cannot submit RSS Feed to Apple. Tried doing something with Google but it says it needs an email in the RSS feed. Not finding a way to do that.

    So looks like podbean.com a bit of a bust as far as advertising the podcast.

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