How to upload Video Podcasts to Spotify

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Video Podcasts are now available to all creators in U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the U.K. on Spotify.

We’ve recently seen video podcasts explode in popularity on YouTube. Fans love to watch their favourite creators, get to know their hosts better and form deeper connections. Last fall, we saw Spotify start to test Video Podcasts with a small number of creators. Now, Spotify are expanding Video Podcasts to all creators in U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the U.K., with plans to expand further later this year.

Spotify Video Podcasts shown on a mobile interface
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Video Podcasts are available across devices, including the mobile app, web player, smart speakers, and most smart TVs and video-game consoles. When creators decide to include videos with their podcasts, listeners can choose whether to watch the video, or dismiss/minimize Spotify to continue with an audio-only experience. Creators also gain access to exclusive monetization offerings, such as granting videos to paid podcast subscribers only.

  • Access for everyone: Starting now, creators in these five markets can find Video Podcast uploading capabilities on Anchor’s web platform. We plan to roll this out to additional markets in the future. 
  • Podcast Subscriptions: Spotify Podcast Subscriptions will be available for video podcasts, empowering creators to own their monetization models by creating exclusive content, gating video, and more. Stay tuned—we’re working on more monetization features to come soon.
  • Integration with Riverside: Today we’re also kicking off a partnership with Riverside, the go-to platform for remote recording. The integration enables creators to record and publish video content for free with Riverside with a quick distribution path to Spotify via Anchor.
  • Embeddable video: Now, when you embed a Video Podcast episode from Spotify, the video will play directly in the embed player wherever you placed it. It’s a great tool—whether you’re excited to share great content with friends or grow your audience.
  • Video Bulk-Replace: Bulk-replace allows Anchor creators to easily replace their existing audio episodes with video versions from an easy-to-use interface. Get ready for more time creating content and less time editing it.
  • Video Analytics: Video-specific analytics will give creators deep insights into their videos’ performance on Spotify, enabling them to better understand their audiences and publish content suited to them.
  • Interactive capabilities: Our interactive podcast features, like Polls and Q&A, will be available for Video Podcasts so creators can connect with and get feedback directly from their listeners.

How to upload Video Podcasts to Spotify

How it works - Spotify Video Podcasts
Image Credit: Anchor

Videos can be easily uploaded through Spotify’s free podcasting platform, Anchor.

  • Go to Anchor.fm
  • Create an account or sign in.
  • Click New Episode > Quick upload in the top right corner.
  • Upload your video file, preview the audio, add a title/description/polls/Q&A, then click Next.
  • Fill out the podcast details and click Continue.
  • Upload the cover art or let Anchor choose one, then finally select Publish.

If you need to replace existing audio episodes with video, you can use Anchor’s bulk-replace migration tool. For help recording and editing your videos in “studio-quality”, with up to seven guests, check out Riverside, which is now integrated into Anchor.


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