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When will Apple approve my podcast?
When will Apple approve my podcast?

How long does Apple Podcasts take to approve shows?

Updated over a week ago

It can take 24 to 72 hours for Apple to process the submission, in our experience.

If a few days have passed and your podcast still is not active in Apple Podcasts Connect, then you should contact Apple.

Update: May 2018
We have observed significant delays in Apple's processing of podcasts—as long as 10 days. Shows are being processed, and some very quickly, but others are taking considerably longer than usual.

Update: November 2019
Due to a significant increase in podcasts that require approval during the holiday season, please expect an extended approval period for any shows submitted to Apple during the holiday months. 

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