Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tutorial - how to update your podcast feeds

Ok. So you know that quite a few of your favorite podcasts have changed hosts and feeds. Here's how to update your feeds in iTunes, step by step.

Step 1: Open a new window in your web browser. (That way, you can follow the directions here, step by step.)

Step 2: In the new window, go to the desired podcast's web page. (You can find a list of the new feeds for moving podcasts here.) For this example, we're going to use Knaked Knits:

knaked knits hp

What's this? An updated feed! The link will look like this:

Step 3: Highlight the new link, copy it.

Step 4: Launch iTunes. Your screen should look (roughly) like this:

launch itunes
Step 5: At the top of the screen, select "Advanced", then "Subscribe to Podcast..."

Step 6: Paste in the url of the RSS feed (from step 3). Click "Ok".


It should start downloading, and look like this:


(Well, without the poorly drawn arrows.)

Happy listening!


  1. Excellent! Thank you!!

    Dr Gemma

  2. Thank you for taking the time to do this and keep us listeners Great the screen captures.

  3. I was listening to your podcast today and was really surprised to learn this. Thank you so much for posting the "how-to" because I didn't have a clue! I thought those sites had just stopped podcasting. I'm sure that a lot of listeners are going to be very grateful!