So you’re switching to Acast. Smart choice! But how do you do it?
1. Import your RSS feed to Acast
If you haven’t already done it, create an account with Acast and log in. Then click "I want to import my existing show" and search for your show as illustrated below:
Once you’ve hit the import button, your new Acast RSS feed URL will appear, which you can customize. It will be something like https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/mypodcast
This is your Acast feed URL. Copy it to your clipboard.
Thinking something went wrong? Check here how to confirm that your import didn't complete.
2. Redirect your feed
Set your web server to return an HTTP 301 redirect to your new Acast Feed URL.
Acast will insert the
<itunes:new-feed-url> tag in your feed directly.
To ensure that the redirect is active, open your web browser and enter the address of your old feed URL, and hit enter. You should be taken automatically to your new feed URL at feeds.acast.com.
You can read Apple's guidelines directly here: https://help.apple.com/itc/podcasts_connect/#/itca489031e0
3. Update your podcast feed in Apple Podcasts Connect
Log in into Apple Podcasts Connect and update your podcast with the new Acast feed URL as illustrated below:
Upon saving, Apple Podcasts Connect will update your RSS feed URL and display your podcast in the dashboard along with the Scheduled for Update status.
Allow up to 24 hours for the change to appear on the iTunes Store.
Remember: it’s important that you keep your redirect in place for about 2 weeks after switching to ensure that the redirect is successful and permanent.