[All Platforms][Podcasts] Add Podcasts from RSS URL, for Patreon and other Private Private Streams

There have been a few similar posts, and the most recent one was ~5 votes from passing, so I'm going to try submitting this again.

 

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could add a podcast to your feed from an RSS URL? Did you sign up for a patreon and not know how to listen to your special new feed?

 

This request is to add the ability to add a podcast from an RSS feed. This opens a lot of doors, and theoretically isn't that difficult to implement.

Updated on 2021-08-26

Hey everyone,

 

Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange and for the support you've shown for this idea.

 

We've forwarded your feedback with the relevant team and upon reviewing our options, we don't have any immediate plans to implement this.

 

We do want to implement this in a bit of a different way though. A couple of weeks ago we've started offering our Open Access Feature, where the podcast creators themselves can opt-in to the program. That way, if you're currently getting private RSS links for one podcast provider rolled into Open Access, you can be sure that you'll be able to listen to them on Spotify, as long as they've opted in to the program. Currently, this is restricted to a few podcast partners, but we hope on expanding this soon. Read more about the current available partners and more about the initiative here.

 

In light of this, we're marking this case as closed for now. This isn't the end of the story though - we periodically revisit closed ideas to check on any developments, so we will get back to you if there're any updates. At present though, we want to make it clear that implementing this as described is not in our plans.

 

Take care!

Comments
osornios
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2019-12-05

Marked as new idea, which is a repost of this inactive idea.

Wlcons
Newbie

would very much like this for all my patreon exclusive content. bump 

FuriousStyles1
Music Fan

I might actually start using Spotify to listen to podcasts if this were possible.  Maybe not though because PocketCasts is just so much better imo.

moraf
Visitor

Yes, please! I have to use other podcasts apps only to listen to premium podcasts.

 

Spotify could really invest some more work into the podcast part: notifications, automatic download, ... 

benMTL
Casual Listener

Yeah this would make Spotify so much better. We're almost there to have it considered. Let's do this!

moraf
Visitor

Isn't 100 votes enough? Why hasn't Spotify commented?

 

It would be nice, as a Spotify Premium subscriber, to have a half-decent podcast functionality built in (notifications, auto download, delete after listening, custom url for premium podcasts), ...

Mellowmatt
Newbie

Adding my voice that this is a MUST feature for me to switch over to Spotify for podcasts. As of right now, I am having to switch between two apps so that I have my patreon content and my LPOTL content. And honestly; that is making me listen to way less content than I was before because I forget to check Spotify.

joel2762
Music Fan

Glad I'm not the only one looking for this feature. Was interested in switching from Apple podcasts but when I discovered there was no option for custom URL feeds in Spotify's app, I couldn't believe it and had to search, which is how I landed here on the forum to find Spotify's glaring ignorance to this feature for many years.

glaros
Newbie

I sincerely wish (no, I demand) that Spotify add this feature.  It can't be that hard, and it would add SO much value to the experience.  I like to sort my Sleep With Me podcast into different story lines using Spotify's awesome playlist feature.  I can't make permanent playlists in Apple Podcasts (at least I don't know how).  I can tell you right now, that if Spotify added the ability to listen to my Patreon subscription podcast feeds, it would become my EXCLUSIVE source of podcasts.

JasonWThompson
Newbie

I was astonished that I couldn't do this. This feels like a basic feature.