YouTube is a great destination for video, but has increasingly become a popular place to tune into podcasts, too. Acast makes it easy to share your podcast episodes directly to your YouTube channel, helping to expand your audience.
Turning on your YouTube Integration
The Youtube integration is only available for podcasters on the Influencer or Ace plans, if you're on the Starter plan you can go to your profile to upgrade! For users on our paid plans here's how to turn the Youtube integration on:
First verify your YouTube account—this is essential.
Go to your show and click on the Distribution tab.
From here, click on Activate to enable the YouTube integration. This will open a modal containing YouTube's Terms and Conditions. Give it a read, and click OK to agree.
You will then be prompted to log into YouTube with your Google ID, connecting your Acast account to enable you to post videos to your YouTube channel.
Once all signed in, you'll be able to configure your standard YouTube settings, such as whether the video is public, private, or unlisted.
And voila! Any new episodes you publish moving forward will be automatically integrated with YouTube. Historical episodes published before you turned on the integration will need to be integrated manually.
Note: it can take a little while to generate the YouTube videos, occasionally as long as an hour. You will receive an email once your episode is fully uploaded onto YouTube.
How to publish older episodes to YouTube
If you just decided that you would like to publish your episodes on YouTube but already have live episodes you need to follow these steps to get the old episodes working with the YouTube integration:
Enable YouTube in your account (as above)
Choose the episode you want to share to YouTube
Above your episode details, you'll see a YouTube button. Click that to trigger the YouTube uploader.
Note to Acast+/Patreon enabled-podcasts owners: please mind that episodes restricted for access behind tiers will not appear in your public RSS feed but will be published automatically through the YouTube integration on your channel. If you don't wish this to happen the YouTube integration might not be for you.