PREMIUM FEED INSTRUCTIONS

Different podcast apps use different methods for subscribing to a premium (eg paid) subscription podcast (life is never easy).

Watch this short video to see how it works.

Please be careful to COPY the link we sent you and not CLICK it. That’s the most common mistake people make when trying to subscribe to the premium feeds. 

If you can’t remember the feed you are supposed to use, scroll down to the bottom of this page to find a complete list of all of our premium feeds.

Here are a few we have tested and found working with instructions. If you find any errors with any of these apps, or can recommend others, please let us know in the comments below. There are always new updates with these apps that change the protocols.

Apple Podcasts (Windows):

  • Open the Podcasts app.
  • Click on either FILE or ADVANCED from the top pulldown menu (depending on which version of iTunes you are running)
  • Select Subscribe To Podcast
  • Copy the URL you received when you signed up and paste it into the URL window in iTunes
  • Click OK

Apple Podcasts (Mac):

  • Open the Podcasts app.
  • Click on the the FILE pulldown menu
  • Select Subscribe To Podcast
  • Copy the URL you received when you signed up and paste it into the URL window in iTunes
  • Click OK

Apple Podcasts App (iOS):

  • Copy the URL you received when you signed up.
  • Open the Podcasts app.
  • In the app, go to LIBRARY.
  • Click “EDIT” (three little dots) up in the top right corner.
  • Select “Follow a show by URL”
  • Paste the URL into the field that pops up.
  • Enter your username and password in the box that pops up.

Instacast (iOS):

You can subscribe to a podcast via its URL by pasting the URL into the search field.

Pocket Casts (iOS):

Doesn’t really support premium feeds any more. You can try to enter the feed into the search bar with this structure (protip – leave the brackets out of your URL):  http://[username]:[password]@[feed] – but it often won’t work. If it doesn’t work, you might need to submit your personal feed (including username and password) to their directory. See here for their instructions.

Overcast (iOS):

Works with the feed format  – http://[username]:[password]@[feed]

Downcast (iOS):

1. Open Downcast

2. Press Add on the bottom bar

3. Press Add Podcast Manually

4. In the Feed field, paste the feed URL in your email

5. Input your username and password below that

6. Hit “Subscribe”, top right of the screen.

Breaker (iOS):

Does not currently support external premium feeds.

Spotify:

Do not currently support external premium feeds.

ANDROID

Getting premium feeds to work on Android is tricky. 

As far as we know, the following Android apps should work using the https://[username]:[password]@[feed] format:

RECOMMENDED:

Podcast Addict

Our listeners seem to have the most success with this one. 

    • If you’re running Podcast Addict v3.8 or later, press the main screen + button to add a new podcast. Then select the ‘RSS feed’ option.
    • You will then be able to enter the podcast RSS feed url. You will have to check the ‘Authentication’ checkbox and enter your login / password.
    • After validation the app will update the podcast. You can change the login/password at any time by long pressing on the podcast, then selecting ‘Custom Settings’ and finally ‘Edit podcast url’.
    • If you have any trouble getting it to work, somebody said they had success by leaving out the “http” part of the feed. Weird, but worth giving it a go. 
  • Others that seem to work include: 
  • DoggCatcher
  • ACast
  • BeyondPod
  • Podcast Republic: Please subscribe the podcast first. Then open the individual podcast settings of that podcast. You can do this by opening the podcast and then the menu on the title bar. Once in the individual podcast settings, go to “Authentication” and select HTTPS authentication. It will ask for your username and password.
  • Castbox 

DO NOT WORK:

 

ALL THE FEEDS

QAV

Annuals subscription: https://qavpodcast.com.au/feed/premium-annual

Monthly subscription: https://qavpodcast.com.au/feed/premium-monthly

Cold War

DEFCON1-MONTHLY: http://www.acoldwar.com/feed/defcon1-monthly

DEFCON1-ANNUAL: http://www.acoldwar.com/feed/defcon1-annual

DEFCON2-MONTHLY: http://www.acoldwar.com/feed/defcon2-monthly

DEFCON2-ANNUAL: http://www.acoldwar.com/feed/defcon2-annual

DEFCON3-ANNUAL: http://www.acoldwar.com/feed/defcon3-annual

DEFCON3-MONTHLY: http://www.acoldwar.com/feed/defcon3-monthly

Renaissance

Renaissance Adamantium: https://www.therenaissancetimes.com/feed/adamantium

Renaissance Gold: https://www.therenaissancetimes.com/feed/gold

Renaissance Silver: https://www.therenaissancetimes.com/feed/silver

Renaissance Free: https://www.therenaissancetimes.com/feed/podcast

Alexander

http://alexanderthegreat.life/feed/premium_podcasts

http://alexanderthegreat.life/feed/alexander_premium_annual

http://alexanderthegreat.life/feed/hetairoi-monthly

http://alexanderthegreat.life/feed/hetaroi-annual

http://alexanderthegreat.life/feed/diadochi-monthly

http://alexanderthegreat.life/feed/diadochi-annual

http://alexanderthegreat.life/feed/the-first-30

Bullshit

Bullshit Filter Adamantium http://thebullshitfilter.com/feed/adamantium

Bullshit Filter Bronze http://thebullshitfilter.com/feed/bronze

Bullshit Filter Gold http://thebullshitfilter.com/feed/gold

Bullshit Filter Silver http://thebullshitfilter.com/feed/silver

Caesar

Complete Caesar Series: http://lifeofcaesar.com/feed/complete-julius

Napoleon

http://napoleonbonapartepodcast.com/feed/premium-podcasts

MY FEED HAS STOPPED WORKING!

A few podcast apps out there are buggy and feeds mysteriously stop working. Usually the solution is to:

1. Delete the feed from your app.

2. Add the feed back again.

If you try that and it doesn’t work, please email Cam and he’ll do his best to help you work it out.

“FEED NOT RECOGNISED”

Sometimes an app will say “feed not recognised” or some version of that. 

If that happens, try one of these things

1. Use http at the start of the feed instead of https.

2. If there’s a slash at the end of the feed “eg /”, remove it and try again. 

Don’t ask me why, but these often fix the problem.  

If you try that and it doesn’t work, please email Cam and he’ll do his best to help you work it out.