Video Podcasts on Spotify
May 23, 2018

Introducing Mobile Importing: a new way to build your podcast with Anchor

Now you can build podcast episodes in Anchor using audio from any app on your phone with our new Import feature.

How it works: 1. Sign up. To get started, let us know you're interested by answering a few questions. 2. Upload on Anchor. Once approved, click 'New episode' and 'Quick upload' to add a video file. 3. View on Spotify. Once it's published, your video episode will live directly in your Spotify catalog.

Anchor has always been the easiest way to make a podcast from your phone, but until now the audio you had access to needed to be created in our free apps for iOS and Android, or uploaded from your desktop.

As of today, you can import audio from any app on your phone, so that you can easily build episodes with no creative restrictions. Some examples:

  • Make a theme song in GarageBand
  • Import an mp3 from an email attachment
  • Access your edited audio files from Dropbox
  • Finally make use of those hundreds of voice memos you’ve been recording
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To pull in audio from other apps, just tap the “Import” button in your Library and browse files stored on your device or in the cloud (iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc). You can also share audio files to Anchor from any app on your phone!

You can also now access all of your historical Anchor content in one convenient place: the Library tool. Easily re-use the same intro for multiple podcast episodes, pull in the interview you captured on the go last week, or do a callback to a hilarious moment from a previous episode.

(Sidenote: If you’re looking for Record With Friends or Cohosts, we’ve moved them both right into the Record tool. To add others to your recording, just tap the big red recording button and then select “Invite friends” or “Find a cohost.”)

We think mobile importing will be a game-changer for the way you build your episodes and we can’t wait to hear what you make next. Have fun!

Mobile importing is available right now, in the free Anchor app for
iOS or Android. Try it out and let us know what you think! You can always email us at or find us on Twitter at @anchor. And if you’re looking for feedback, inspiration, or helpful tips, join the Anchor Community to connect with other creators.

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