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Acast - FAQs

Acast FAQ and some useful tips.

Updated over a week ago

What's Acast?

Acast is a comprehensive podcast platform focused on hosting, distribution, and monetization. Acast equips podcasters with the tools they need to host their content, share it across multiple listening platforms, and analyze listener data. Furthermore, Acast's ad marketplace offers targeted advertising solutions, creating monetization opportunities for podcasters

I already have a podcast. Can I move it to Acast?

If you already have a podcast with another host, you can easily migrate and import your show to Acast with just a few clicks.

If I switch platform, will my current analytics follow through as well?

Analytics will not carry over when changing hosts, simply because we can't guarantee the purity of the data. Acast is IAB certified, so carrying over analytics from a different platform would impact the integrity of the data. Don't worry, we take analytics seriously and our Insights dashboard is intuitive and highly detailed.

If I switch my podcast to Acast, will I keep my subscribers?

Yes, you will keep all your subscribers when switching to Acast, our import tool transfers all your episodes, show details, and subscribers. Switching to Acast is totally seamless and your listeners are always connected to your feed.

Do listeners need to download a special app?

No, your listeners won't require a specific app to tune into your podcast. Acast operates wherever RSS feeds are accessed. Podcasts hosted on Acast are compatible with all major podcast platforms, such as Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and Pocketcasts. Your audience can listen without making any changes.

What's an RSS feed?

An RSS feed is a file that holds details about a podcast, its episodes, and where its audio files reside. Owners can update these feeds to reflect changes, such as a new episode or updated show imagery. Podcast platforms, such as Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and Pocketcasts, interpret these RSS feeds to stream the audio episodes to listeners.

Can I schedule episodes to publish later?

Yes, during the episode creation process, you have the option to schedule episodes for future publication. Learn more here.

How can I put my podcast on my blog or website?

Acast has a simple and elegant audio player which can be embedded on any site. Here's an explanation of how to embed a player on your WordPress site.

Can I monetize my show with advertising if I am on the Starter plan?

Yes, users on all plans are now able to monetize. Learn more about the Acast plans and reach out to support team in the Intercom chat if you have any questions. 

What if I want to leave Acast?

We'll be sad to see you go! But in the event that you wish to cancel your subscription to Acast—for any reason—You are of course free to do so. You will find how to issue a redirect and cancel your subscription via these instructions.

Yes, we provide links to the MP3 files directly from the shows RSS feed, as well an embeddable player for your blog or website. To find your shows MP3 files:

  1. Paste your shows RSS feed into a browser that can read RSS feeds, example Google Chrome.

  2. There you will find all your episodes in order and just hit download to start downloading that episodes Mp3 file.

What about the quality and bitrate of the audio files?

  • While you should record audio at the best quality you can manage, when it comes to sharing your podcast we recommend uploading 128 kbps MP3 files. These typically have the right balance of good audio quality and small size, which your listeners will appreciate. 

  • We support MP3 and M4A files in mono and stereo. 

  • We do not change the quality of the files you upload.

It says the maximum file size is 150MB. Why?

Most people use the Apple Podcasts app to listen to podcasts. Apple has set the file limit to 150MB for all files downloaded over a cellular connection. When your listeners try to play the episode, they are greeted with a pretty unhelpful message "episode unavailable"—which is a frustrating experience. To help our podcasters avoid this issue, we set the internal limit to 150MB also.

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