Regardless of how you distribute your podcast on listening platforms, there is always a waiting period between your podcast’s submission to the RSS feed and your show’s distribution on listening platforms.
These delays are related to the technical inner workings of each platform. Therefore, it’s good to know the average distribution delays because neither you nor your team on the ground at Ausha can do anything to accelerate the process.
That being said, we know just how long the wait feels when we only want one thing: to launch our show and spread its first episodes across the web. 🚀 That's why, for the first-time ever (or almost😅), we'll reveal the average delays (that we've observed) before your podcast's first distribution on each platform:
Apple Podcasts (manual validation): 2-7 days after submitting the RSS feed on your Apple Podcasts account.
Spotify (directly from Ausha): from a few minutes to a few hours.
Deezer (directly from Ausha): from a few minutes to about a day.
Podcast Addict (directly from Ausha): from a few minutes to about a day.
Google Podcasts (automatically or manually via Google Manager): from 2-3 weeks with automatic indexing or 1-7 days with manual indexing via Google Manager.
TuneIn (manual validation): from 1-3 days after submitting your RSS feed on TuneIn.
Stitcher (manual validation): from 1-3 days after submitting your RSS feed on Stitcher.
PocketCast / OverCast / Castbox / Castro (automatic): 2-3 days after the show distributes on Apple Podcasts.
Once your show’s distribution has been validated on your preferred listening platforms, each new episode will be automatically published. There won’t be any waiting periods like you experienced with your first episode’s (public) distribution.
The distribution delays on the following episodes are much shorter.
Generally, the delay varies from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the listening platform. Sometimes (notably if you haven't published an episode in longer than usual), the delay may reach up to 24 hours, depending on the platform.
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