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How to Get Your Podcast in Spotify (from Libsyn)

How to Get Your Podcast in Spotify

In this video, you’ll learn how to get your podcast added to Spotify from your Libsyn hosting account.

Why Get Your Podcast in Spotify?

Before I show you how to do that, I want to tell you why you should get your podcast in Spotify.

Spotify is a massive service with millions of listeners. The service has:

  • Over 60 million subscribers
  • 140 million active users
  • Available in 60 markets worldwide

So Spotify is a great opportunity to reach a new audiences and grow your podcast even faster.

What You’ll Need to Get Your Podcast in Spotify

There are a couple of things you’ll need:

  1. Podsafe Music: Firstly, you need to ensure that your podcast is using Podsafe music. In simple terms that means you have a license and/or permission for all music that you’re using in your podcast.
  2. Libsyn Account: Secondly, you need a Libsyn hosting account. In other words, your podcast should be hosted on Libsyn. If you’re NOT currently using Libsyn, then this tutorial isn’t for you.

But if you are using Libsyn, then let me show you how easy it is for you to add your podcast to Spotify.

Spotify Requirements

In addition to Podsafe music, there are a couple of additional Spotify requirements that you should be aware of:

  1. Summary: this should be a maximum of 385 characters.
  2. Title: this should be a maximum of 43 characters

How to Get Your Podcast in Spotify from Libsyn

Here’s a summary of the steps involved in getting your podcast in Spotify (from your Libsyn account):

  1. Log into your Libsyn account
  2. Under the “Destinations” menu select “Add New”
  3. Find Spotify in the list of destinations and click the “Add’ button
  4. Complete all fields in the form
  5. Under the “Advanced” section complete the “Show Title Override” field (43 characters max)
  6. Click the “Approve” checkbox to agree with Spotify’s terms of service
  7. Click the “Save” button

That’s it! Your podcast (once approved) should appear in Spotify in about 2 weeks or less.

Note: Spotify will NOT notify you when your podcast is live, you’ll need to keep checking yourself. And make sure to do this on the mobile Spotify client as the desktop app may just be showing your podcast information from iTunes which doesn’t necessarily mean that you podcast is in Spotify.

Manually Selecting Content in Libsyn for Spotify

Once you’ve setup the Spotify destination, Libsyn will automatically select your episodes and publish them to Spotify. In most cases, this will be the same as the episodes you see for your podcast in iTunes. 

But there may be cases where you don’t have to show one or more episodes in Spotify e.g. let’s say that you have an episode where you think it might not be Podsafe. In these cases, you can manually deselect that content from the Spotify feed.

Spotify Stats in Libsyn

Once your podcast is in Spotify, you’ll be able to go Stats > Spotify Stats to see download numbers.

The Spotify stats are NOT included in your main Libsyn download stats. So you’ll need to manually add the Spotify numbers to your Libsyn stats to get a more accurate number of your downloads for your podcast.

Note: The Spotify stats are only available to Libsyn customers with “Advanced” accounts i.e. you pay $20 per month (or more) for your Libsyn account. If you’re on the Basic plan, you should still be able to get your podcast into Spotify, but you won’t see any stats.

If you have any questions, please submit a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer your question.

Omer Khan

I'm the founder of Prestopod a software product that helps you plan, organize & publish your podcast. And I'm also the host of The SaaS Podcast


  1. Peter Polack on December 7, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Omer, just to clarify: will Libsyn submit previously published podcasts to Spotify? Or just new episodes going forward? Thanks

    • Omer Khan on December 7, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Peter – yes, previously published podcasts will be submitted to Spotify. So for example, if your podcast is setup to show the latest 100 episodes in iTunes, then you can expect to see the same 100 episodes in Spotify.

    • Danny on April 13, 2018 at 12:28 am

      You can actually control exactly which episodes get published to Spotify from Libsyn.

  2. Pedro on April 14, 2018 at 6:29 am

    hello! all available libsyn plans send the podcast for spotify? hugs from Brazil: D

    • Omer Khan on April 14, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      Yes, as I understand all Libsyn plans let you publish your podcast to Spotify. But if you want to see Spotify stats, then you will need to upgrade from the Basic plan.

  3. zure on October 1, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Hello, I can´t find the Spotify option under de “destination” tab. Maybe it isn´t available in spanish or my country (méxico)?

    • Omer Khan on October 1, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Hola Zure

      As I understand it’s available in 60+ countries so I’d be surprised if it wasn’t available in Mexico. There are two places to look under the destination tab:

      1) Edit or View Existing
      2) Add New

      Have you checked on both pages?


  4. Kay Bess on June 8, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you so much for this!

  5. Matthew Byers on February 24, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Is there a way to be able to control when the release of each podcast is? Based on the “2 weeks or less” comment, it doesn’t seem so. Our group would like them to be released every Thursday and preferably at the same time(6pm EST). Is this possible and if so, how is it achieved? Thank you in advance for any input.

    • Omer Khan on February 24, 2022 at 7:46 pm

      Hey Matthew — the “2 weeks or less” comment refers to a one-time connection to Spotify to get your *existing* live episodes published to Spotify.

      Once you’ve done this, you can schedule *new* episodes in Libysn to go out each week and they should show up in Spotify (+ Apple Podcasts etc.) that same day each week.

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