Moving and importing podcasts to Springcast

Moving and importing podcasts to Springcast

Want to move your podcast to Springcast? Welcome and thank you for choosing Springcast as your host! Moving to our platform is easy, regardless of who your podcast hosting provider is right now. At Springcast, we use the same tool Spotify, Apple, Google, Stitcher, etc. use to import your podcast content.

The import tool will bring the following data from your current podcast hosting provider:
  1. Audio files
  2. Podcast artwork (image)
  3. Show description
  4. Episode titles
  5. Episode descriptions
  6. Season / episode numbers

Import your existing podcast

  1. Visit your current podcast hosting provider
  2. Copy the podcast RSS feed (which you also submitted in Spotify, Apple, etc.)
  3. Go to https://app.springcast.fm/ and login
  4. Select 'Add podcast
  5. Choose 'Import podcast'.

Some podcast hosts require additional steps.

👉 Moving from SoundCloud? Read this article.
👉 Moving from Anchor? Read this article.
👉 Moving from Buzzsprout? Read this article.
👉 Moving from Podbean? Read this article.
👉 Moving from Transistor? Read this article.
👉 Moving from Megaphone? Read this article.
👉 Moving from Acast? Read this article.
👉 Moving from Art19? Read this article.
👉 Moving from Libsyn? Read this article.



Notify your current host of your move

After importing your podcast, Springcast provides a unique podcast RSS feed. You'll need this RSS feed for your current host to redirect your podcast. With this redirect the host knows that you have moved and listeners and subscribers will automatically be directed to the new feed. 

A number of hosts allow you to do this yourself: Anchor, Buzzsprout, SoundCloud, Podbean, Simplecast, Transistor, Blubrry and Libsyn.

Are you hosting with Acast or ART19? Just send them an e-mail and ask them to redirect your podcast for you. 

Important: podcast statistics are not transferred to Springcast.Want to save them anyway? Make sure that you have exported and saved the statistics of your podcast before you redirect.

If you place a redirect, apps like Spotify, Apple and Google may automatically pick up your new RSS-feed. We often see that this does not happen, so that is why you still adjust the RSS-feed manually, but it can be done automatically. Good to know: after placing the redirect and/or adjusting your RSS-feed, the statistics in Spotify for Podcasters at episode level will be set to 0. If you want to keep these statistics, make sure you make an export before you place the redirect/RSS-feed. Your general show-level data, such as streams, listeners and followers, will be preserved and continue after you place the redirect/adjust RSS-feed. In Apple and Google, your statistics simply continue to count.

Tip 1: things may change in your subscription with your current host after the redirect has been set up. After the redirect, it's possible you only have limited access to your account. Please check with your current host. 

Tip 2: Wait before cancelling your subscription with your current host. You have to notify apps such as Spotify and Apple that you've moved. Cancel your subscription only after you've checked to see if everything is working properly. 

Notify Spotify, Apple, etc. of your move.

The only thing left to do is to report the move to Spotify, Apple and e.g. Stitcher. We've made a list of apps where you might need to change your link below:

  1. Spotify (read: adjust RSS feed Spotify)
  2. Apple podcasts (read: adjust RSS feed Apple)
  3. Google podcasts (read: adjust RSS feed Google)
  4. Stitcher
  5. Overcast
  6. Castbox
  7. YouTube
  8. On your website
  9. On your LinkedIn profile

You can simply update your RSS link by copying the Springcast RSS link. This way, all of your existing episodes will remain visible to your followers. Just make sure you don't create a new podcast show. Read Adjust RSS feed Spotify if you want to know more about this.

Happy Podcasting!
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