February 7, 2020

Show availability and content updates

Apple routinely checks each podcast RSS feed to detect new episodes as well as metadata or artwork changes. Our system will display these changes on Apple Podcasts within 24 hours after detecting them. 

You don’t need to perform additional actions — simply confirm the new episode or content updates are successfully published on your hosting provider’s platform. 

After 24 hours, if your new episode or content updates don’t appear on Apple Podcasts, sign in to Apple Podcasts Connect and follow these steps: 

  1. Click My Podcasts.
  2. Check the Status section to confirm your show is Active. If your show is in a Failed Validation status, troubleshoot the issue and resubmit your feed.
  3. Check the time and date when your show was last refreshed.

For artwork changes, make sure the new image file: 

If you’ve confirmed the above items, and it’s been more than 24 hours since your podcast was last refreshed, contact us. Apple Podcasts Connect will schedule an update. Allow up to 24 hours for this process to complete. 

Note: Don’t refresh your show with every new episode or RSS feed edit.