Why was my podcast rejected by Apple?

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By Ben

updated 4 months ago

If your podcast is rejected by Apple, there are a number of reasons why that could have happened.

Take a look at the guidelines on the Distribution tab of your ZenCast dashboard and make sure you've checked off each item:


You can also take a look at Apple's review process documentation.

Apple's Show artwork guidelines are as follows:

  • Minimum size 1400 x 1400 pixels, maximum size 3000 x 3000 pixels
  • 72 dpi resolution
  • PNG or JPG file types
  • RGB colorspace

You can view Apple's artwork guidelines for shows, episodes, channels, and more, here.


And Apple Podcasts content guidelines are broken down into 4 areas:

  • Inaccurate, Misleading, or Unauthorized Content
  • Illegal, Harmful, or Objectionable Content
  • Breaching Advertising Guidelines
  • Breaching Paid Content Guidelines

For more details on each, you can view the Apple Podcasts content guidelines here.


If you're not sure why your podcast is being rejected by Apple you can get in touch with them by going to Apple Podcasts and clicking on the "Contact Us" link at the very bottom of the page.

And of course, you can always reach out to us at ZenCast for help via the chat bubble, or by emailing hello@zencast.fm

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