Podbean is an official Spotify partner. Read more about getting your podcast on Spotify via Podbean.

Spotify redistributes podcasts fully from their own hosts for their platform. This means that the Podbean stats system cannot track downloads or plays on Spotify. Spotify provides their own data, which can be viewed under "Spotify Trending" in your Podbean account. Spotify also has specific content requirements, as listed below:


Currently only ISO/IEC 11172-3 MPEG-1 Part 3 (MP3) enclosure files with

bitrates between 96 and 320 Kbps are supported with a maximum length of 200

MB (roughly 83 minutes @ 320 Kbps).


Images should be published in the high resolution available (1400x1400 to 2048x2048), in a fully squared (1:1) aspect ratio and preferably in a format using lossless encoding.

Spotify prefers RGB encoded images. Accepted formats in order of preference

are: PNG or JPEG.


The expected podcast metadata input is a case sensitive XML 1.0 formatted

text document encoded in UTF-8.  HTML ampersand characters shall not be escaped

but written in clear (e.g. always ‘News & Politics’, never ‘News & Politics’).

HTML tags embedded in elements will be removed.