What is the current status of the feature?
Podcast Subscriptions is currently available to all creators and their listeners in 34 markets:
North America: USA, Canada
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Asia Pacific: Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore
When will you add more markets?
We expect to add more markets to the list of supported countries in 2022. Please sign up for emails from Anchor to receive the latest news.
Where can I find the subscription link to share with my listeners?
You can find your subscription link, along with your private RSS feed, within your ‘Money’ page under the ‘Subscriptions’ section. There, you can also edit your message to potential subscribers, which appears when they click on your subscription link.
Can I change the price of my subscription offering after I set it?
As price changes need to be handled with care to not upset your fanbase, this functionality will not be possible during the initial period of this feature. We’ve added more pricing tier options to create more flexibility for creators. We anticipate this functionality being available in the future.
Do my listeners need to be on Spotify to subscribe to my content?
While Spotify provides the most seamless subscription and listening experience, listeners have the option of adding a private RSS feed to their listening app of choice once they’ve subscribed to your show.
Can I also have Listener Support enabled?
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to enable Listener Support while offering subscriber-only episodes.
Can I make Music + Talk episodes subscriber-only?
We are currently not supporting subscriptions for episodes with Spotify music.
Do my subscriber-only episodes need to be exclusive to Spotify?
No, your subscriber-only episodes do not need to be exclusive to Spotify.
How can my listener add the private RSS feed to other listening apps?
In Apple Podcasts, listeners can select ‘Library’ > ‘Edit’ > ‘Add a Show by URL’ and paste the URL. You can also find instructions for Google Podcasts and Overcast.
What are the types of subscriber-only benefits I can offer?
While it’s up to you depending on your goals and time investment, examples range from access to bonus content, early access to content, access to exclusive interviews, or an ad-free version of your content.
Does Podcast Subscriptions work with Video Podcasts?
Yes, Podcast Subscriptions work with Video Podcasts.
Can I set up and manage Podcast Subscriptions using the Anchor mobile app?
Currently, this feature is only available on Anchor’s web tool. We will communicate with users via email if/when the functionality is available on mobile.
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2. Among those currently not paying for shows