To learn how to add an RSS feed, start here!

MAZ will pull the description from the description tag in the podcast feed that is added in the MAZ dashboard. But MAZ will trim all the other nested HTML tags present inside the description/summary tag. So plain text version of the description will be passed to the app/item feed.

To upload an RSS for your podcast or other audio content, follow the Sample Feed below.

Testing of RSS feeds may be done using this validator.

Sample Feeds

Source: Apple

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd" xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/">
  <channel>
    <title>Hiking Treks</title>
    <link>https://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/</link>
    <language>en-us</language>
    <copyright>&#169; 2019 John Appleseed</copyright>
    <itunes:author>The Sunset Explorers</itunes:author>
    <description>
      Love to get outdoors and discover nature&apos;s treasures? Hiking Treks is the
      show for you. We review hikes and excursions, review outdoor gear and interview
      a variety of naturalists and adventurers. Look for new episodes each week.
    </description>
    <itunes:type>serial</itunes:type>
    <itunes:owner>
      <itunes:name>Sunset Explorers</itunes:name>
      <itunes:email>mountainscape@icloud.com</itunes:email>
    </itunes:owner>
    <itunes:image
      href="https://applehosted.podcasts.apple.com/hiking_treks/artwork.png"
    />
    <itunes:category text="Sports &amp; Recreation">
      <itunes:category text="Outdoor"/>
    </itunes:category>
    <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    <item>
      <itunes:episodeType>trailer</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:title>Hiking Treks Trailer</itunes:title>
      <description>
        <content:encoded>
          <![CDATA[The Sunset Explorers share tips, techniques and recommendation great hikes and adventures around the United States. Listen on
          <a href="https://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/">Apple Podcasts</a>.]]>
        </content:encoded>
      </description>
      <enclosure
        length="498537"
        type="audio/mpeg"
        url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
      />
      <guid>http://example.com/podcasts/archive/aae20190418.mp3</guid>
      <pubDate>Tue, 12 Apr 2019 01:15:00 GMT</pubDate>
      <itunes:duration>1079</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    </item>
    <item>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:title>Mt. Hood, Oregon</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episode>4</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
      <title>S02 EP04 Mt. Hood, Oregon</title>
      <description>
        Tips for trekking around the tallest mountain in Oregon
      </description>
      <enclosure
        length="8727310"
        type="audio/x-m4a"
        url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/mthood.m4a"
      />
      <guid>http://example.com/podcasts/archive/aae20190606.m4a</guid>
      <pubDate>Tue, 06 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
      <itunes:duration>1024</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    </item>
    <item>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:title>Bouldering Around Boulder</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episode>3</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
      <title>S02 EP03 Bouldering Around Boulder</title>
      <description>
        We explore fun walks to climbing areas about the beautiful Colorado city of Boulder.
      </description>
      <itunes:image
        href="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverything/Episode2.jpg"
      />
      <link>href="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/</link>
      <enclosure
        length="5650889"
        type="video/mp4"
        url="http://example.com/podcasts/boulder.mp4"
      />
      <guid>http://example.com/podcasts/archive/aae20190530.mp4</guid>
      <pubDate>Tue, 30 May 2019 13:00:00 EST</pubDate>
      <itunes:duration>3627</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    </item>
    <item>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:title>Caribou Mountain, Maine</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episode>2</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
      <title>S02 EP02 Caribou Mountain, Maine</title>
      <description>
        Put your fitness to the test with this invigorating hill climb.
      </description>
      <itunes:image
        href="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverything/Episode3.jpg"
      />
      <enclosure
        length="5650889"
        type="audio/x-m4v"
        url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/caribou.m4v"
      />
      <guid>http://example.com/podcasts/archive/aae20190523.m4v</guid>
      <pubDate>Tue, 23 May 2019 02:00:00 -0700</pubDate>
      <itunes:duration>2434</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    </item>
    <item>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:title>Stawamus Chief</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episode>1</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
      <title>S02 EP01 Stawamus Chief</title>
      <description>
        We tackle Stawamus Chief outside of Vancouver, BC and you should too!
      </description>
      <enclosure
        length="498537"
        type="audio/mpeg"
        url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
      />
      <guid>http://example.com/podcasts/archive/aae20190516.mp3</guid>
      <pubDate>2019-05-16T07:00:00.000Z</pubDate>
      <itunes:duration>13:24</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    </item>
    <item>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:title>Kuliouou Ridge Trail</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episode>4</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
      <title>S01 EP04 Kuliouou Ridge Trail</title>
      <description>
        Oahu, Hawaii, has some picturesque hikes and this is one of the best!
      </description>
      <enclosure
        length="498537"
        type="audio/mpeg"
        url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
      />
      <guid>http://example.com/podcasts/archive/aae20190509.mp3</guid>
      <pubDate>Tue, 10 May 2019 01:15:00 +0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:duration>929</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    </item>
    <item>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:title>Blood Mountain Loop</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episode>3</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
      <title>S01 EP03 Blood Mountain Loop</title>
      <description>
        Hiking the Appalachian Trail and Freeman Trail in Georgia
      </description>
      <enclosure
        length="498537"
        type="audio/mpeg"
        url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
      />
      <guid>http://example.com/podcasts/archive/aae20190502.mp3</guid>
      <pubDate>Tue, 03 May 2019 01:15:00 +0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:duration>1440</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    </item>
    <item>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:title>Garden of the Gods Wilderness</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episode>2</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
      <title>S01 EP02 Garden of the Gods Wilderness</title>
      <description>
        Wilderness Area Garden of the Gods in Illinois is a delightful spot for
        an extended hike.
      </description>
      <enclosure
        length="498537"
        type="audio/mpeg"
        url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
      />
      <guid>http://example.com/podcasts/archive/aae20190425.mp3</guid>
      <pubDate>Tue, 26 Apr 2019 01:15:00 +0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:duration>839</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    </item>
    <item>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:title>Upper Priest Lake Trail to Continental Creek Trail</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episode>1</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
      <title>S01 EP01 Upper Priest Lake Trail to Continental Creek Trail</title>
      <description>
        We check out this powerfully scenic hike following the river in the Idaho
        Panhandle National Forests.
      </description>
      <enclosure
        length="498537"
        type="audio/mpeg"
        url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
      />
      <guid>http://example.com/podcasts/archive/aae20190418a.mp3</guid>
      <pubDate>Tue, 19 Apr 2019 01:15:00 +0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:duration>1399</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    </item>
  </channel>
</rss>


Source: Google

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:googleplay="http://www.google.com/schemas/play-podcasts/1.0"
     xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd">
  <channel>
    <title>Dafna's Zebra Podcast</title>
    <googleplay:author>Dafna</googleplay:author>
    <description>A pet-owner's guide to the popular striped equine.</description>
    <googleplay:image href="http://www.example.com/podcasts/dafnas-zebras/img/dafna-zebra-pod-logo.jpg"/>
    <language>en-us</language>
    <link>https://www.example.com/podcasts/dafnas-zebras/</link>
    <item>
      <title>Top 10 myths about caring for a zebra</title>
      <description>Here are the top 10 misunderstandings about the care, feeding, and breeding of these lovable striped animals.</description>
      <pubDate>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
      <enclosure url="https://www.example.com/podcasts/dafnas-zebras/audio/toptenmyths.mp3"
                 type="audio/mpeg" length="34216300"/>
      <itunes:duration>30:00</itunes:duration>
      <guid isPermaLink="false">dzpodtop10</guid>
    </item>
    <item>
      <title>Keeping those stripes neat and clean</title>
      <description>Keeping your zebra clean is time consuming, but worth the effort.</description>
      <pubDate>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
      <enclosure url="https://www.example.com/podcasts/dafnas-zebras/audio/cleanstripes.mp3"
                 type="audio/mpeg" length="26004388"/>
      <itunes:duration>22:48</itunes:duration>
      <guid>dzpodclean</guid>
    </item>
  </channel>
</rss>
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