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

One important note is that currently the only way to include links so they are displayed in all podcast apps as clickable links is to write the full URL, or use a link-shortening service like bit.ly.

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 14.5.

Apple Podcasts iOS 14.5:

  • 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).

  • Limited support for HTML: Does not support bold/italic. Does not support any <ul> <li> bullet points, nor any <a href links (embedded links).

  • Supports non-HTML line breaks.

Apple Podcasts iOS 12.5

  • When subscribed, displays content:encoded (from Description field in Omny) if present.

  • When subscribed, the description tag supports bullet points and embed links.

  • Does not support non-HTML line breaks.

Spotify (app)

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

  • Does not support bold/italic.

  • Does not support bullet points.

  • Does support embed 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.

  • Does not support non-HTML line breaks.

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