Podcast transcript
Updated over a week ago

Would you like to make your podcast accessible with transcripts? Have a look at this step-by-step guide!

A transcript is a written version of an audio track and it can offer you many benefits, as it can help you to index your episode and make it quickly found online.

To add a transcript for your episode on Spreaker, select your podcast from the CMS and click on the episode title.

At the bottom of your episode page you will find the Transcript Type and Transcript URL boxes.

Transcript Type refers to the file format of your transcript. There are 4 different formats you can use:

  • The HTML transcript format. It provides a solution when a transcript is available but no or limited timecode data is available.

  • The JSON format. It accommodates various degrees of fidelity in a concise way.

  • The SRT format. It contains medium-fidelity timestamps and is a popular export option from transcription services.

  • The WebVTT format. It is an alternative to SRT primarily designed for use in HTML on the web.

In the transcript URL box, you will want to insert the URL where your transcript can be found. The Transcript Type should match your Transcript URL.

If you don't have a transcript yet, you can get one by following these steps:

  • on the CMS click on the three dots on the right of the episode title to Download your episode.

  • once you downloaded your episode, use an external service to get your podcast transcript.

Transcription services we recommend


First, you can use the amazing tool created by our team that you can find here https://freepodcasttranscription.com/

This will allow you to upload your episode, a transcript is then created and you would be able to edit the transcript if any discrepancies are found. Next, you would be able to publish your transcript by either copying the URL or downloading it in .srt format.

Please note that when using this service, the file is not saved on any servers, only through your device.

More info here in this article.


The second service we recommend is Musixmatch. Musixmatch allows you to connect to their platform and once you verify your podcast, you would be able to edit your episodes to create your podcast. Once this is finished and you edit any changes that need to be made, you would publish the podcast, and copy a URL to use or download your transcript in other formats.

More info here in this article.

You can check which applications are supporting these tags here on PodcastIndex.

More ways to use your transcripts

Did you know that our embedded player widget allows for the use of transcripts to be displayed directly from your own website? When using FreePodcastTranscription or Musixmatch and having your transcription in the SRT format, your transcription will be readily available for listeners wherever your player is displayed. This allows for more accessibility for your podcast and helps many listeners to join in on the conversation.

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