How to Switch from Simplecast to Libsyn Podcast Hosting

Are you thinking of changing your podcast hosting? You’ve probably heard about the reliability and exclusive features of Libsyn…but is switching podcast platforms worth all the time and hassle? 

Good news! It’s easy to move to Libsy; easy as 1-2-3.

Step 1: Sign Up for a Libsyn Account

Go to the Libsyn signup page to create your account.

Next, pick a plan that suits the needs of your podcast.

Step 2: Import Your Show

Now that your account is ready, it’s time to bring the show files over to Libsyn. (Don’t worry…We do all the heavy lifting.)

Get started by going to the Settings section.

Click on Feed & Sync Import.

Once the window pops up, select One Time Import.

Type in your current Simplecast RSS feed URL.

Hit Submit.

Depending on how many files your podcast has and how large they are, this may take a bit. Go for a walk or start planning your next batch of podcast content. We will let you know when the import is complete. Need more details? Here’s a closer look at migrating a podcast from Simplecast to Libsyn.

Step 3: Redirect Your Podcast RSS Feed

People enjoy your podcast. They want to know when new episodes come out (and listen to your old ones). It’s time to make sure Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all your other digital distribution platforms can find your new podcast host.

Your podcast RSS feed connects your content to these services that alert your subscribers when new episodes come out. Redirecting the RSS feed makes your move to Libsyn seamless.

How to Redirect a Simplecast RSS Feed

Log into your Simplecast dashboard.

Click the drop down menu in the upper left and select Show Distribution.

Scroll to the very bottom and click on the arrow to expand Advanced Settings.

Find the RSS Feed Redirect field.

Type or paste your new Libsyn RSS feed URL into the box below RSS Feed Redirect.

Press Save in the upper right corner of your dashboard.

Your podcast RSS feed is now redirected.

Redirects stay in place permanently after closing a Simplecast account. Still have questions? Visit Simplecast’s knowledge base to learn more details. 

Welcome to Libsyn!

We are so happy to help you share your podcast with the world! The Libsyn team wants you to have the best podcast hosting experience. If you are having any problems migrating to Libsyn, contact our support staff at [email protected]. We are here to help during your transition and as your podcast grows.

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