Podcasts are now available on Amazon music! If you’re wondering how to submit a podcast to Amazon Music and Audible, this tutorial will tell you everything you need to know about publishing your show on what will undoubtedly be one of the largest podcast directories. We’ll break everything down for Castos users and non-users.
Why should you submit a podcast to Amazon Music? Because it’s a huge opportunity!
Amazon Music is one of the largest on-demand streaming music services. It has 55 million customers and it’s constantly growing. Publishing your show on Amazon music makes it available on Alexa-enabled devices and on Audible, the world’s most popular audiobooks service.
As you can imagine, making your show available on Amazon opens you to a massive audience. It’s a key way to grow your show.
Currently Amazon Music is available in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan. They haven’t announced launch schedules for other locations yet, but knowing Amazon, it will soon be available all over the world.
Keep in mind that Amazon is not a podcast host, so you can’t store your show on their servers. They stream directly from your hosting provider. This means the analytics you receive from Amazon Music and Audible won’t have been segregated or filtered in any way.
How To Submit A Podcast To Amazon Music
In order to submit a podcast to Amazon Music, you’ll need a few pieces of information nearby. You probably know this information already, but if you don’t, find it in your podcast host settings.
- The title of your show (this should be easy!)
- Your show’s RSS feed URL.
- The email address used in the RSS feed.
- The name of your hosting provider.
This process works for any podcaster, no matter which podcast host you’re currently using. If you’re a Castos user, skip to the next section for a faster method.
Step 1: Visit the Amazon Music submission page
Submit your show on this page. We recommend reading the FAQs and the content license agreement. Then click Next.
Step 2: Select the number of shows for submission
In this next step, you simply need to select the number of shows you intend to upload. Most podcasts only have one show to upload, but you may have multiple shows. Amazon allows you to upload up to 20 shows. If you have more, email [email protected]. Click Next when you’re done.
Step 3: Enter show name(s) and URL(s)
On this page, you’ll need to enter the name and RSS feed URL for each show. Click Next when you’re done.
Step 4: Submit some additional details
On this final page, Amazon needs to know a little more about your show. Complete the form completely and accurately. None of the information should be hard to provide. You probably know it all off the top of your head.
- Your full name
- Email address that’s in your RSS feed
- Your podcast hosting provider
- The country your podcast is primarily for
- Whether you’re interested in joining the creator community
After the form, agree to the content license agreement. Click Next to complete your submission.
Step 5: Wait for acceptance or rejection
You will receive a notification from Amazon when your submission is accepted or rejected. This usually comes within 24 hours, but don’t panic if it takes a few days. Don’t submit a second time unless you haven’t received any word for three days.
You can also check to see if your show is live by searching for it on Amazon Music. Simply type your show’s name in the search box.
How To Submit A Podcast To Amazon Music With Castos
As a Castos user, it’s even easier to submit a podcast to Amazon music. We make everything simple with our user-friendly integration that’s available for all Castos users.
This video explains how to submit a podcast to Amazon. We’ll also walk you through each step.
Step 1: Open the integrations section
Log into Castos and view your dashboard. Click your name in the top left corner and select the Integrations menu item.
Step 2: Choose the Amazon Music integration
The integrations page offers a number of services to promote your show and create a better experience for your listeners. You can republish to YouTube, submit to Spotify, obtain written transcriptions, purchase editing services, or access our API.
To submit a podcast to Amazon Music, select the Amazon music integration.
Step 3: Select the correct show to submit
Since you can have multiple shows in your Castos account, your next step is to select the show you want to submit to Amazon Music. Click the Submit to Amazon button next to the show you want to submit.
If you have multiple shows, we recommend submitting them all. Return to this page once you complete the submission process for one show and repeat it for the others.
Step 4: Choose your country of origin
If you submit a podcast to Amazon Music manually, they make you complete a form with some important information. But if you submit your show through Castos, we take care of that for you. All you need to submit is your podcast’s country of origin. We take care of the rest.
Select your country from the list and click Submit. You should receive a success message.
Step 5: Wait for acceptance or rejection
Just like submitting your show manually through Amazon music, Amazon will notify you when your show is accepted or rejected. This usually comes within 24 hours.
How To Play Podcasts On Alexa, Amazon Music, and Audible
Now that you know how to submit a podcast to Amazon Music, you’re probably wondering how you can listen to your favorite shows on the platform as well. It would help to know how they work so you can help your listeners find your show.
How to play podcasts on Amazon Music
There are a few simple ways to play podcasts on Amazon Music.
- Visit the Amazon Music site in your browser and stream podcast episodes.
- Ask Alexa to play episodes on your Echo or Alexa-enabled device. Amazon Music comes enabled and set as your default podcast service.
- Download the Amazon Music app for iOS, Android, or PC.
How to play podcasts on Alexa
In order to play a podcast on an Alexa-enabled device, open the Alexa app on your phone or tablet. Tap the More icon in the bottom toolbar and go to Settings > Music & Podcasts > Link New Service.
Choose the service you want to add and then tap the Enable to Use button. You’ll be asked to sign into the service to link your account with Amazon. Then tap Done. Link as many other services to your Alexa device as you like.
Next you’ll want to designate a service as the default podcast provider so you don’t have to give the name of the service every time you order Alexa to play a podcast.
Go to Settings > Music & Podcasts > Default Services and then tap the Change link in the podcasts section. Choose your preferred default service from the list. Now when you say, “Alexa, play the latest episode by Hardcore History,” she’ll automatically use your default service.
How to listen to podcasts on Audible
Listening to podcasts on Audible is super simple. You just need the right listening app for your device. They have apps for smartphones, tablets, TVs, speakers, computers, Kindles, and Alex-enabled devices. Visit Audible’s how to listen page to find the right app for you.
Submit Your Show Everywhere
Submitting your show to every podcast directory and listening app is a critical way to build an audience and grow your show. Some people will only listen through their favorite platforms so you have to go to them wherever they are.
As you can see, it’s easy to submit a podcast to Amazon Music. After a few quick steps, your show will be available across Amazon’s entire ecosystem of content. Once they have your RSS feed URL, Amazon Music will update automatically whenever you publish a new episode.
Once you submit a podcast to Apple Music, submit to the other big podcast directories:
- How to Submit Your Podcast to Apple Podcasts
- How to Submit a Podcast to Spotify
- How to Submit a Podcast to Stitcher
Once you get through the major directories, submit to the rest! We recommend submitting your show to the top 30 podcast directories. There’s no downside! Check out our full guide: A Complete List Of Where To Publish Your Podcast (30 Podcast Directories).