In order to connect your Acast+ account to your Apple Podcast account, you will need to copy, paste, and upload pieces of information from Apple to Acast, and then set up your benefits.
1. Get Apple Show ID
The Apple Show ID lets us connect your Acast+ show with your Apple account. You can find the ID that we need on the Show Page in Podcasts Connect, under the Apple Podcasts Show ID field.
2. Get API Key
The API Key lets us link your Acast+ and Apple accounts. You can find and download the necessary file on the Keys page of Apple Podcasts Connect: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com/account/keys
If you have questions about finding your Show ID or your API key, please contact Apple Podcasts at Apple’s Support request form, Podcasts Connect.
3. Add Show ID and API Key to Acast
Great! If you’ve completed the above steps, you have the information to share to Acast to connect your Acast+ account to your Apple Podcasts Subscription.
4. Connect your tier
Awesome! If you’ve completed the above steps, you’ve connected your Acast+ account to Apple.
What’s next is to let Acast know which episodes should automatically be delivered to Apple. We do this through your Acast+ tiers.
In order to have bonus episodes from Acast+ go automatically to Apple, you will need to:
Go to the specific tier
Make sure the benefit under bonus episodes is turned “on” for Apple Podcasts Subscriptions
When you publish bonus episodes to this tier you have checked on, the bonus episodes will also automatically publish to your Apple Podcasts subscription. If you have multiple tiers for bonus episodes, make sure all are checked on.
Please note, it can take 15-30 minutes for your episode to appear to your Apple Podcasts audience. Episodes will appear in draft until they have completed processing with Apple. Any content should be available to your Acast+ audience within 5-10 minutes.