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How to share your podcast to iPhone AND Android with one link

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How to share your podcast to iPhone AND Android with one link

A universal link means everyone can find your show

Since you want your podcast to be available to everyone, no matter what device they listen on, you need to share your show using a universal link.

That means a link that works for everyone.

If you’ve been sharing your show using only your Apple Podcasts link that link won’t work for anyone using an Android phone.  And if you’re sharing your show using only your Spotify link that’s not great for people who don’t use Spotify.

So how do you make sure you’re promoting your podcast using a link that works for all your potential listeners?

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How to share your podcast to iPhone AND Android

Share a link to your website

I’ll caveat this by saying you should only share your podcast this way if it’s SUPER easy to listen to your show on your website.

Ideally, you want to remove as much friction as possible for potential listeners so they don’t get bored and move on.  And friction includes having to click a bunch of links to get to the right spot or scroll for miles to find out where to play your episode.

If you’re going to use pages/posts on your website you want to make sure there’s a play button right at the top as well as links to all the places people can follow or subscribe.

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Share your podcast host show page

Your podcast host (e.g. Whooshkaa, Omny, Libsyn) will generate a show page for your podcast and these often feature a player and links to your podcast in different apps.

These vary a lot between hosts so check out yours and decide whether the design is right for your show.

Omny.fm does this really well especially with episodes because there’s a big player at the top of the page so it’s really easy for people to listen (check out an example here).

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Use a podcast page generator

Like your podcast host page, these websites generate a show page with links to different apps and (ideally) a player where people can listen to your episode.

Here are a few examples…

Podnews subscribe page (See what the PodSchool page looks like here)

AvailableOn (See what the PodSchool page looks like here)

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Use a dynamic link generator

This is my top recommendation when it comes to sharing your show because it removes all the hard work for your audience.

Dynamic URL’s take someone directly to your show in their podcast app no matter what device they’re listening on.

So if someone clicks the link on an Android phone they’ll be taken directly to your show in Google Podcasts.  If they click on an iPhone they’ll be redirected to your show in Apple Podcasts.

This means they don’t have to click any additional links or go searching for anything.  They get taken straight to where you want them to go.

You can make a smart URL yourself using a website like Smart URL, which can give you a bit more flexibility over your link (if you want it).

Or you can use a service that generates one for you (much easier).

These services often allow you to personalise your URL (so it can feature your show name) if you set up an account or pay a small fee, it just depends on the site.

Here are a couple of options…

PodFollow (Check out the link to PodSchool here)

PlayPodca.st (Check out the link to PodSchool here)

Since some people still don’t know how to listen to a podcast a smart URL can remove 100% of the friction because they’re automatically taken to a place they can listen, follow or subscribe.

And no matter what link you’re using make sure you test it on all devices so you know people are ending up exactly where you want them to be!

You want the process to be as simple as possible for new listeners, so test it and if it’s a bit clunky, go with a different option.

Got a burning podcasting question you’d like answered? Send me an email.

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3 Comments
  1. Matt D says:

    Another service like playpodca.st is podfollow – and it’s free. Take a look at podfollow.com.

    1. rcorbett says:

      Awesome! Thanks for the tip, will check it out! Rach

  2. Dylan says:

    Thank you. Love your work Rachel!

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