Automatic YouTube Distribution

Sounder makes it easier for you to distribute your content on YouTube.  Publishing to YouTube can help expand your podcast to new listeners that you won’t find on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or other listening apps.  

By uploading your User Content, you certify that the content complies with the YouTube Terms of Service.

When you publish new episodes, they’ll go straight to YouTube without any extra steps for you. 

Here’s how:

  • Before you start, you’ll need to:
    1. Create a Google Account,  if you don’t have one already.
    2. Verify your YouTube account before you start uploading episodes to YouTube. It's an easy process which you can read about here.
    3. Create a YouTube channel in your YouTube account 
    4. (Issues or questions about YouTube, please contact YouTube Support.)
  • Then, in Sounder, set up the connection to YouTube:
    • Select the Apps tab 
    • Select YouTube from the list of Sounder Apps
    • Click the “Connect to YouTube” button
    • Login in YouTube using your YouTube username and password
    • Select “Allow” when Sounder asks to have offline access. 
    • The option for  “YouTube is enabled for your podcast” is now turned on

  • Choose to Embed Transcripts by checking the box “Allow Sounder to automatically embed transcripts in all of your published YouTube videos”
    • When selected, the YouTube video will present the transcript in sync with the audio.
  • Select the YouTube Category that is most relevant to your podcast
  •  SAVE!  Don’t forget to save your settings.

Note:  These settings will update your preferences for all future videos uploaded to YouTube.  To adjust videos previously published on YouTube, you'll have to adjust them manually on the YouTube site. 

Important information about connecting to and distributing your episodes on YouTube:

  • You must create a channel in your YouTube account, or your episodes won’t upload to YouTube from Sounder.
  • You must verify your YouTube account.  If you haven’t verified the account, you can only upload videos up to 15 minutes long. 
  • The YouTube data API limits the episode title length to 100 characters. We’re working on a solution to allow your podcast audio title to be a different length than your YouTube video title, but for now, keep it to 100 characters.
  • The API also limits the Episode Description length to 5000 bytes, which is equivalent to approximately 5,000 characters in English, 2,500 in Spanish, and 1,250 in Chinese.
  • If your episode fails to publish to YouTube, please try these solutions and then use the “Upload your Video to Youtube” button on the Manage Episode page.  If you still need help, please email support@sounder.fm, and include your login email and the link to the episode with a problem.
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