For Simplecast websites. Once your podcast has been accepted and is listed in the Apple Podcast/iTunes Directory, it's recommended to have your Simplecast Audio Players and Simplecast Site show an Apple Podcasts badge and link your new listing.

We will display the 'Listen on Apple Podcasts' badge on your audio player, show page and episode pages after your show has been submitted and approved in Apple Podcasts and you have pasted your iTunes URL in 'Distribution Settings.' See below for the step-by-step guide: 

The Steps:

  1. Submit your Show To Apple Podcasts Connect
  2. Copy your Apple iTunes URL to your clipboard (3 methods explained)
  3. Paste Apple iTunes URL in Distribution Settings
  4. Verify the Green Status Light is On

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Step 1: Submit your Show To Apple Podcasts Connect

Click here for instructions.

Step 2: Copy your Apple iTunes URL to your clipboard. 

Note: Below are 3 different ways to locate your Apple iTunes Store URL and copy to your clipboard (Steps 2.0 – 2.2)

Step 2.0: Copy your iTunes Store URL in Apple iTunes Application on Desktop or Laptop

  1. Open Apple iTunes on a laptop or desktop
  2. Navigate to your podcast's profile page using Search
  3.  Click on the arrow next to the Subscribe button
  4. Click Copy Link  

Step 2.1: Copy your iTunes Store URL in Apple Podcasts App on iOS Mobile Devices

  1. Open Apple Podcasts app on your iOS Device
  2. Search for your podcast and click thumbnail artwork
  3.  Click the 3 dots next to the 'Subscribe' button
  4. Click Share
  5. Click Copy Link and send to yourself in email or Message

Step 2.2: Copy your iTunes Store URL from Apple Podcasts Approval Email

  1. When your show is accepted in Apple Podcasts Connect, you will receive an approval email notifying you that your show has been accepted. Search for the email and open.
  2. The link in this email is your Apple iTunes Store URL and you can copy to your clipboard (cmd/ctrl + c)

Step 3: Paste Apple iTunes URL in Distribution Settings 

  1. Log-in to your Simplecast Dashboard
  2. In the upper-left near your show cover art, click the drop-down menu and select 'Distribution Settings,' which will be highlighted in the sidebar (see screenshots below)
  3. Scroll to 'Main Distribution Channels'
  4. Click Twirl-Down Arrow in the far right of the Apple Podcasts box.
  5. Paste (cmd/ctrl + v) Apple Podcasts URL in 'Step 2: Enter URL' field.
  6. Click Save

Step 4: Verify the Green Status Light is On

  1. Go to 'Distribution Settings'
  2. Scroll to 'Main Distribution Channels'
  3. Twirl down arrow next to 'Apple Podcasts'
  4. Green Status Indicator On?
  5. Green Listed Button next to Apple Podcasts?
  6. The 'Listen on Apple Podcasts' badge will now be displayed on your audio player, show page and episode pages

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