If you’re subscribed to a creator who uses Acast, you can quickly access your private podcast feed and start listening. First you will need to have the podcast app installed that you’d like to use, then proceed to the next steps.
Connect to your private RSS feed
If you are a member of a Patreon creator's podcast, then you will be given access to a secure RSS feed, powered by Acast: this RSS feed is your key to accessing these private episodes.
On desktop and mobile web you can find your personal RSS feed link in the My memberships tab of your creator’s page and in the Overview section of the app, if your creator is offering it for your tier.
In the mobile app, head to Account, My memberships, click on the creator you’re looking for and go to Overview. Here you’ll find your unique RSS link.
Once you click the “Connect to RSS Feed” button, you will be prompted to sign in with your Patreon login details to confirm that you are a member. Then you'll be presented with a list of podcast apps to listen to the show.
If the app you click is installed on your device, it will automatically open and help you subscribe to the RSS feed. If you see an app you’d like to use that you don’t yet have it installed, please install that app first.
If you are unsure if the app you want to use is supports your RSS link, you can check that out here: Which podcast apps will my custom audio RSS link work with?
Listening on a desktop computer? If you are on a Windows desktop, you should start by installing iTunes. If you're on a Mac, Apple Podcasts and iTunes is preinstalled. Once installed, just as above, click the “Apple Podcasts” button and it will automatically launch Apple Podcasts or iTunes (if you’re using Windows).
Add a feed manually
You can also add the feed manually to your preferred podcast app.
To do this, copy the RSS feed URL and follow the steps in your preferred podcast app to add it. Refer to the help center of your chosen app for specific instructions.
Manually add a show to Apple Podcasts on a Desktop
- Click on File > Add a Show by URL
- Paste the feed, hit Subscribe
Manually add a show to Acast on iOS or Android
- Open the Acast app, and click the search bar
- Paste in the RSS feed, and hit Subscribe
Manually add a show on Apple Podcasts on iPhone
- Open the Podcasts app.
- Tap Library.
- Tap Edit in the upper right corner, and then tap "Add a Show by URL..."
- Enter your RSS feed URL.
- Tap Subscribe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can I find my unique RSS feed link?
A: You can find the link to your unique feed on your pledge confirmation page, in your confirmation email, in the Overview section of the creator’s page on the Patreon app, and in the My membership tab of the creator you’re pledging to.
Q: Why don’t I have access to my RSS feed?
A: You’ll want to ensure you’re in a tier and not making a custom pledge. As the feed is tier specific, you will need to join a tier that is the closest equivalent to your current pledge amount in order to receive the feed. This article will walk you through how to edit your membership and select a tier.
If you’re part of a tier and still don’t have access to your feed, we recommend getting in touch with the creator to request their Patreon Subscribe URL from Acast.
Q: Do I need to download a new app to listen to this content?
A: Nope! You can use whichever podcast app you’re using now, or you can choose from several great app options when you click the Patreon Subscribe URL from the creator you’re pledging to from your My membership tab.
Q: What happens to my feed if I cancel my membership?
A: If you’ve paid up front for your content, you’ll have access to new episodes through the duration of the month you’ve paid for, at which point you’ll lose access to the feed and any subsequent new episodes. Existing episodes will remain in your podcast app of choice.
If you don’t pay up front for your membership, you’ll immediately lose access to new episodes.
Q: I’m having difficulty accessing episodes in my feed, what can I do to troubleshoot this?
A: If you experience any issues accessing your RSS feed, please follow these steps:
- If you are currently subscribed to a Patreon RSS feed for your creator’s show, unsubscribe from that feed in your podcast app.
- Click the link to access your unique feed from your pledge confirmation page, in your confirmation email or in the My membership tab of the creator you’re pledging to.
- You may be prompted to sign in with your Patreon login and to authorize Acast.
- You'll then be presented with the option to select your preferred podcast player or to copy your private RSS feed.
For any other issues, contact us, check out the Acast Help Center, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org