Show notes can be added to your episodes via the description field in Omny, found on the Details page of any clip (episode).

All three of the major podcast apps broken down below (Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts) support:

  • Embedded links.

  • Automatically turns raw URLs into clickable links.

  • The description field of Omny Studio (when the Summary field is not populated, specifically for Apple Podcasts)

Outside of these shared points, there are differences between each of these apps.

Omny supports you adding these show notes with formatting options like bold and italic, bullet points or number points, line breaks and quotes, as above.

However, not all podcast apps support all formatting options. Please see a breakdown below of what formatting options each major podcast app supports.

Apple Podcasts

Apple Podcasts changed the way it displayed episode notes in iOS 14.6. Older versions may be behave differently than as described below.

Apple Podcasts iOS 14.6:

  • Displays itunes:summary (from Optional episode metadata > Summary) if it exists, rather than description. If you remove itunes:summary from your RSS, it displays the description (from Description field in Omny).

  • HTML support: Does not support bold/italic. Does support <ul> <li> bullet points, and <a href links (embedded links).

  • Automatically turns raw URLs into clickable links.

  • Does not supports non-HTML line breaks.

  • This app supports a limit 4,000 characters in the Description field.

Spotify (cross platform app)

  • Only displays the description (from Description field in Omny).

  • Does not support bold/italic.

  • Does not support bullet points.

  • Does support embed links.

  • Automatically turns raw URLs into clickable links.

  • Spotify does support non-HTML line breaks.

Google Podcasts (Android)

  • Only displays the description (from Description field in Omny).

  • Does support limited HTML in the <description> field.

  • Does support bold, italics, <a href (embed) links, and bullet points.

  • Automatically turns raw URLs into clickable links.

  • Does not support non-HTML line breaks.

  • This app supports a limit 5,000 characters in the Description field.

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