If you're new to Podcasting - welcome! Here are the basics: A podcast is essentially an RSS feed. This RSS feed is what you give to listening platforms (iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Tunein etc.) and it tells these platforms the details of your Podcast (title, description, artwork, categories etc.) and where the episodes can be downloaded (and their episode titles, descriptions, artwork etc.)

In Omny Studio, you get the RSS feed you need from our "Playlists" tab, on the left hand side. Playlists are a collection of clips (which can be the episodes of your podcast) and each playlist in Omny Studio generates its own RSS feed.

In Omny Studio playlists are very versatile - you can create a playlist of all your clips as a podcast, or group clips by topic or theme. You can create as many playlists as you like and even embed them on your website.

If you already have a podcast and are moving to us from a different hosting provider, you can import your podcast by following the instructions here

Creating a Playlist

Your Omny Studio account comes with a default playlist, called the name of your program and the word Podcast. For example, if your program was called "Omny Studio" your default playlist is called "Omny Studio Podcast". If you want to edit the details of an existing playlist, click on the playlist and select the Details tab.
 
You can also, create a new Playlist by clicking on Playlists (Podcasts) on the left-hand-side of your organisation and clicking New Playlist

Note, you don't need to create a new playlist for every episode of a Podcast, you just add the new episodes to your existing playlists.

Playlist details

Title

A short concise name for the playlist. This will also be used as the podcast title in the iTunes Store. Check out our article on getting to the top of the iTunes Store for some tips on a great title. 

Description

A more detailed overview of the playlist. This will appear as the podcast description in the iTunes Store and other directories.

Category

Choose one or more categories that describe the topics of the playlist. This will appears as the podcast category in the iTunes Store (the first category will be the main category).

Subtitle

Displayed as the podcast short description in the iTunes Store.

Author

Displayed as the podcast author in the iTunes Store.

Website URL

Displayed as the podcast web link in the iTunes Store.

Content rating

Displayed as the podcast content rating in the iTunes Store.

Override podcast RSS feed episode per page

By default, only 100 clips are displayed in each page of the podcast RSS feed. Podcast apps and services supporting Atom pagination can access all the clips in the playlist.

Unfortunately many popular podcast apps including the Apple Podcast app and iTunes does not support pagination, so only the 100 clips on the first page are displayed.

You can override this number of clips are shown on each page of the podcast RSS feed. Changing the value to 0 will show all clips without pagination, but this may dramatically increase the size of the RSS feed for large playlists.

Adding your first episode to your Podcast

Now your Podcast is created, you're ready to add your first episode!

Launching Your Podcast

Once you've published your first episode and added it to your Playlist, you're ready to launch! You can grab your RSS feed from here and submit it to iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Tunein or any other service you like!

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