Switching an existing podcast from another hosting platform to Spreaker consists of two steps:
1 - Moving your old episodes to Spreaker by using the RSS importer. If episodes are already hosted on another podcasting platform, it is possible to move episodes via the RSS importing function. You simply need to copy and paste the RSS feed URL from your current hosting platform into the Spreaker RSS importer page.
2 - Forwarding your old RSS feed to the new Spreaker one. Once the importing is done, all of your episodes will be available to Spreaker’s community and can be distributed with the new Spreaker RSS feed. If your podcast is already available on platforms such as iTunes with your previous hosting and you don’t want to submit it again, it is possible to enable a redirection so you can keep your subscribers.
Please Note: Before moving all of your content be sure you have enough space in your Spreaker account. Spreaker comes with 5 hours of free storage and if you need more room for your episodes, please consider upgrading: see the Plans Page.
How to move your podcast from SoundCloud
1 - Log into your SoundCloud account, then go to your Settings page.
2 - Select the “Content” tab, and copy your RSS feed.
3 - Log into your Spreaker account or create a new one.
4 - Go to the Import Episodes section. Paste the RSS feed copied from SoundCloud into the corresponding box and choose - or create - the podcast where your episodes will be uploaded in step two.
Finally, you'll get in the RSS Importing customization page where you can uncheck the “Import new episodes automatically” box and save.
5 - You can use Spreaker as your primary hosting platform and still continue distributing your episodes to SoundCloud. You can activate SoundCloud distribution in your Connections settings.
6 - Now it is possible to forward the old RSS to the new one on Spreaker. You can find your new Spreaker RSS feed by accessing the RSS Settings tab of your podcast, on the Content Management System (CMS): www.spreaker.com/cms/shows
7 - Paste Spreaker’s new RSS feed in the “Subscriber Redirect” option on SoundCloud and save.
8 - Once set, click the link to your old SoundCloud feed. Do you get redirected to the new one on Spreaker? If so, you're done!
Now just wait for about two weeks: this way you can make sure all the podcatching platforms will update the RSS Feed. Then you can also delete your account and feed on SoundCloud.