How to Subscribe to a Podcast

Are you new to the world of podcasting? If so, welcome! You’ve got countless hours of entertainment and education right at your fingertips—and, best of all, it won’t cost you a dime.

If you’re looking to grow your business and would like to get the most out of your time commuting, working out, or just doing tasks around your home, podcasts are an amazing resource.

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To learn how to subscribe to a podcast, watch the video below (or, if you can’t do that right now, read the transcription that follows).

(P.S. If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to ReminderMedia’s weekly sales and marketing podcast, Stay Paid.)

 

Video Transcription

 

Podcast platforms: iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Google Play, and Spotify

There are three major platforms where you can listen to podcasts:

  • iTunes
  • Google Play
  • Spotify

Let’s start with iTunes.

iTunes (now Apple Podcasts)

How to open the Apple Podcasts app (formerly iTunes) on your iPhone or Apple device

If you have an Apple phone or computer, you’ll want to use this. First, open up iTunes. If you’re on a phone or tablet, look for the Podcasts app. From here, you can either browse through categories or search for a specific podcast. Let’s search for Stay Paid.

How to search for a podcast on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes)

And there it is! Let’s click on it. From here, you can see all the episodes of Stay Paid. You’re able to download and listen to individual episodes by tapping on the right, or subscribe so that you can get the latest episodes automatically downloaded to your computer or mobile device.

How to browse a podcast's episodes on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) How to subscribe to a podcast on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes)

And that’s it. Once an episode is published, you’ll be able to listen right away.


Google Play

Let’s do the same thing for Google Play. If you have an Android phone or tablet—like a Samsung or HTC—you’ll want to use this.

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Podcast platforms: iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Google Play, and Spotify

First, open the Google Play music app. Just like with iTunes, you’re able to browse through categories of podcasts or search for something specific. Let’s search for Stay Paid. Scroll down to the Podcast tab and select Stay Paid.

How to search for a podcast on Google Play How to find the podcasts section on Google Play

Tap on subscribe, and choose if you’d like the latest three episodes to be automatically downloaded—and if you’d like to be notified when an episode is live.

How to subscribe to a podcast on Google Play

Spotify

Lastly, there’s Spotify. If you want to listen on your computer, you’ll want to use this. You can also use Spotify on both Apple and Android devices.

How to search for a podcast on Spotify

Search for Stay Paid. You can scroll down to play individual episodes, or add Stay Paid to your library so you can keep up to date with the latest episodes.

How to subscribe to a podcast on Spotify

And that’s how you subscribe to a podcast!

Looking to start your very own podcast? There’s a whole episode of Stay Paid that will teach you how to do exactly that. Click the video below to watch as ReminderMedia video producer Mark Randall offers step-by-step instructions for creating a successful podcast that will help you grow your business.

Written by Kevin McElvaney

Zealous wordie and reluctant writer of short bios. I'm dedicated to creating useful and educational content.