What is RSS?
**What is RSS?**
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an information format used to aggregate and distribute content.
Every podcast comes with a unique RSS feed that houses all of your podcast's public data such as podcast name, type, and audio file address. In fact, podcast platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts use RSS to automatically update and display changes made from your hosting platform.
An RSS feed would look something like this:
If you have multiple podcasts under your account, each one will have its own unique RSS feed.
The RSS feed is a piece of public information that can be read by all streaming platforms. Likewise, we utilize the RSS feed to distribute your podcast across these platforms or directories.
They will then regularly scan the RSS feed for any updates. This also explains why each platform updates at different times and speeds.
You may encounter instances of finding your podcast on platforms you have not distributed to. This is because some platforms allow listeners to subscribe to podcasts via RSS feed, which is equivalent to podcast distribution.
This is a very normal occurrence; however, you may always write to them for removal, should you wish to remove your podcast from their platform.
**Where can I find my RSS feed?**
You can find your RSS feed on the Distribution page from Firstory Studio. You can click on the link 🔗 symbol on the far right side of the field to conveniently copy your RSS.
Distribute to all podcast platforms
Why does my podcast appear on platforms I have not applied for
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Updated on: 13/07/2022