When you upload an MP3 with chapters to Transistor, you can insert those chapters as timestamps in your podcast's show notes. It's like having your show notes populate automatically!
You can now add a transcript to an episode via our API. Previously transcripts needed to be added directly in the application interface. Transcripts can now be added via the API at both the episode creation stage and also when an episode is being updated too.
Do you regularly have to export analytics and statistics for colleagues and clients? Now you can give them direct access to the Transistor Analytics page, so they can independently check on podcast performance whenever they need to.
Transistor allows you to create people profiles for anybody involved in the creation of your podcast. And now we've made it even easier to add new people to your show using someone's Twitter username.
Now in Transistor, you can set up a profile for every person who works on your podcast. These profiles show up on your podcast website, sharing pages, and in your RSS feed.
"The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) is a free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy."
Now you can filter and sort your podcast episode analytics better than ever before.Want to see which podcast episode is your most popular? Or perhaps you'd just like to see which episodes are getting downloads today or in the past week. Now you can quickly see this within the Analytics tab, no need to export the raw data! In the Episode Breakdown section of your Analytics page, you'll now see a new drop-down menu where you can select your timeframe.
You can now dive deeper into your analytics! As part of our Global Listener Locations graph, we have now added the ability to view your listener locations in even more detail. You can now go down to state, province or region level within a country.
We have now added an additional graph for comparing the performance of two podcast episodes. In addition to our Daily Downloads graph, we have now added a Cumulative Downloads graph. This allows you to better see the trajectory of an episode over a longer period of time, rather than comparing on a day-by-day basis.
Now you (and your listeners) can share Transistor episode pages with specific timestamps. This allows you to link to a specific part of your episode and share the URL.
Now, Transistor users can run multiple podcast ad campaigns at the same time. They can also enable/disable a campaign on individual episodes. It's the easiest (and most affordable) DAI system available for podcasters.
Share your podcast's milestones on social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Discord, Slack, and more. We generate badges for total episodes published, total podcast downloads, most popular episode, and how many countries your podcast is reaching.
Previously, Spotify would take a copy of any audio you uploaded to Transistor and put it on their server. This meant that when a listener played your episode on Spotify, it streamed from their server.
Transistor has just released a free tool where you can create a website for your podcast, regardless of whether you host on Libsyn, Buzzsprout, Spreaker, Anchor, Soundcloud, etc. Just search for your show (or paste in your RSS feed), and we'll generate a website for you automatically.
Transistor now supports multiple languages for their built-in podcast websites.
Now you can use the Transistor podcast website builder to add additional pages, links, and menu items. This free built-in website is a great alternative to using Wix, WordPress, and Squarespace.
Every show you create on Transistor comes with an (optional) built-in website for your podcast. We've just added a brand new podcast website design to your account!
If you're uploading custom cover art for each of your podcast episodes, you can now display those images on your podcast website in the episode list
Now, our Dynamic Audio Insertion tool can automatically insert mid-roll content in your podcast episodes. This means you can insert an audio ad, or announcement, at the beginning, middle, or end of every episode in your feed.
Our basic website template has a built-in email subscription form in the footer. Now, listeners can subscribe to your Klaviyo mailing list or newsletter directly from your Transistor website.
Descript is an all-in-one audio (and video!) editing tool that makes editing your podcast as easy as editing a doc. Now you can export your podcasts — and your transcripts — straight from Descript to Transistor in a couple of clicks.
Transistor now has a simple dynamic audio insertion (DAI) feature that allows podcasters to configure ads, promotions, announcements, or other audio snippets to be included in your episodes.
Learn how to generate a transcription from your MP3, and add it to your podcast feed.
Now you can view detailed analytics for each episode you publish on Transistor, and see how it compares to previous episodes.
See if podcast listeners are using iPhone, Android, Windows, Apple Watch, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Sonos
Authorize a URL for uploading an audio file to be used when creating or updating an episode, if you don't already have a URL for an audio file.
Big news for devs who use the Transistor API: you can now retrieve podcast analytics!
Sign In with your Twitter account to allow Transistor to automatically post new tweets when episodes are published.
Recently, we launched a feature that notifies private podcast subscribers when there's a new episode. Now, you can customize the email that gets sent.
Private podcasting is perfect for internal company announcements, training programs, podcasts for membership sites, and audiobooks
Using private podcasts for courses, training, or compliance? Now, for each episode, you can see who's listened (and how many times), see who hasn't listened, export CSV, and search for specific subscribers.
Ensure your podcast meets the minimum requirements for Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more.
It used to take forever to manually submit your podcast to all the listening apps and directories. Now you can 1-click submit to the top podcasting search engines.
You can now enable
Trigger a Slack message (or a tweet!) when a new episode of my podcast is published.
We've increased monthly download limits (again!) for podcasts on Transistor. Create multiple podcasts and get up to 15,000 downloads per month.
Our podcasting API allows programmers to build apps that manage podcasts, episodes, and private podcast subscribers. Endpoints accept JSON or form-encoded request bodies, return JSON-encoded responses, and use standard HTTP response codes.
Now, when you're editing a podcast episode you can: save it as a draft, publish it immediately, schedule it in the future, schedule it (retroactively) in the past.
This week we have launched the new app design for Transistor + new features.
Private podcast invite links can now safelist specific domains so that only folks from your organization can sign up.
Podcast analytics on Transistor will include listeners who use Google Podcasts on iOS.
This gets things working with Spotify's latest Data API updates. It basically works the same as before but with some syntax changes. It includes basic support for Spotify Podcast Analytics API v3.2.
Organize episodes into seasons on private podcasts generated by Transistor.
We shipped a new feature recently: now you can invite people to your private podcast using invite links.
Export your analytics as CSVs. View popular players over time. See more detailed location data.
Our new version of private podcasts will allow you to add subscribers individually, send each subscriber an individual private podcast feed, remove subscribers from your private podcast, see analytics on which private subscribers are activated and listening, embed your private podcast in your internal Wiki or employee area.
We've just released a new version of our embeddable podcast player. You can now choose between Light and Dark mode. It also works with the multi-episode player!
Apple Podcasts has added new top-level categories such as Fiction, History, and True Crime — as well as dozens of new subcategories.
If you're a Transistor customer, you can now change your subscription plan (and download your invoices) in your account settings.
Transistor now displays Spotify analytics in their podcast dashboard.
Can podcasts be private? Yes! We just released v1 of our private podcast feature.
Now you can get a free SSL (HTTPS) certificate for your podcast's custom domain. Apple Podcasts now requires SSL certificates for podcast RSS feeds.
In 2019, we'll be seeing more organizations and personal brands using podcasts to reach their audience.
Seeing a decline in listenership in Apple Podcast Analytics (beta)
Transistor’s aim is to help you attract more listeners to your show. We help you do this by integrating your podcast with Spotify, MailChimp, Twitter, and YouTube!
Transistor, a new podcast hosting and analytics platform from Jon Buda and Justin Jackson, has officially launched. We were even #1 on Product Hunt that day!
Now you can see expanded podcast analytics for all your podcasts! Go to "Analytics" in your Transistor account and you'll see a full array of stats.
Google launched a podcast app - here's how to add it to your "Subscribe" page
No more waiting. Now Transistor can submit your show for inclusion in Spotify and automatically connect it to your Transistor account.
We've just deployed a new tweak to analytics. We realized bar charts are more helpful for visualizing the number of downloads you get per day / week / month.
Jon just deployed our most requested feature: detailed podcast analytics.
This week we deployed a better file uploader, MP3 download URLs, a beautiful embedded podcast player for your website and Twitter, podcast landing pages.