Podcasting 2.0

Podcasting 2.0

Making podcasting better for audiences, podcasters, and developers

For audiences

Enjoy richer listening and viewing experiences! Podcasting 2.0 lets you follow, engage with, support, and share podcasts more easily.

For podcasters

Podcasting 2.0 offers the new Podcast Namespace to improve your podcast, grow your audience, and even monetize your show!

For developers

Integrate an open, inclusive, always-free podcast catalog API and add Podcasting 2.0 features to your app. Make finding, following, and funding podcasts easier for your users!

What does Podcasting 2.0 offer?

Podcasting 2.0 is a set of new features and standards that make podcasting better for everyone.

Podcasting 2.0 extends the RSS standard - the core technology that makes podcasting possible - to add new features. None of these features break any existing podcast feeds or podcast players, but, where supported, they enable podcasters to do more things, and enhance the experience for the audience.

Some of these new features, like recommendations for other podcasts your audience might like, can be added to podcast feeds simply by adding the appropriate RSS tags. Many publishing tools and hosting providers make this as simple as filling in additional field.

Other features, like accepting messages and payments from your audience as they listen, require additional tools and a few more initial steps.

Where does Podcasting 2.0 work?

Podcasting 2.0 already has various levels of support from independent modern podcast apps to Apple Podcasts!

To take advantage of Podcasting 2.0 today, check which features your hosting provider or publishing tool supports, or consider switching to one of these providers or tools.

How to upgrade to Podcasting 2.0

Getting the most from Podcasting 2.0 can be summed up with these two steps:

  1. Start implementing the Podcasting 2.0 features in your own podcast. Visit our guides for help.
  2. Encourage your audience to try a better podcast app from Podcasting2.org/apps.