So you’re switching to Acast. Smart choice! But how do you do it?
1. Import your RSS feed on Acast
If you haven’t already done it, create an account with Acast and log in. Then choose New show > I want to import my existing show and enter your existing podcast RSS feed. This will be a web URL, something like http://username.hipcast.com/rss/podcast.xml
Once you’ve hit the import button, your new Acast RSS feed URL will appear. It will be something like https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/mypodcast
This is your Acast feed URL. Copy it to your clipboard.
2. Redirect your feed in Hipcast
Log in to your Hipcast account.
Click Podcasts on the left sidebar and select the show that you wish to edit.
Select Edit Podcast and scroll down to Podcast Redirection.
Enter or paste your Acast RSS Feed URL in the box. Hit Save.
Important Note: Even after you redirect your feed, we recommend that you keep your original service for 2-3 weeks longer just to be sure that all of your followers have migrated over.
3. How do I check the redirect is successful?
Open your web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and enter the address of your old RSS feed URL, and hit enter. If the redirect is working, you will be taken automatically to your new feed URL at feed.acast.com.
If you are not taken to this new Acast feed URL, then wait ten minutes, clear your browser cache (or open in incognito/private mode) and try again.