Unpublish a podcast

If you want to unpublish a podcast you've added on the Google Play Music Podcast Portal, you can sign in to the Podcast Portal to unpublish the podcast.

After you unpublish a podcast, it will be unavailable for users to download until you publish it again. After you unpublish a podcast, it can take about an hour for the podcast to be unpublished on Google Play Music.

Note: If users have already downloaded episodes of your podcast on their device(s), they may still be available on their device until they remove them.

Here’s how to unpublish a podcast:

  1. Sign in to the Google Play Music Podcast Portal.
  2. Select a podcast.
  3. Near the top right of the screen, click the Settings icon Settings.
  4. Select Unpublish podcast.
Publish a podcast that was previously unpublished
  1. Sign in to the Google Play Music Podcast Portal.
  2. Select a podcast.
  3. Under your podcast’s image, click Publish podcast.
Delete a podcast

If you need to permanently delete a podcast you’ve added on Google Play Music Podcast Portal, you can sign in to the Podcast Portal to delete the podcast.

Deleting a podcast will permanently delete all information about the podcast, including all historical listening activity and reports. If you want to keep any of your podcast's listening activity data, it's a good idea to unpublish your podcast instead.

After you delete a podcast on your Google Play Music Podcast Portal, it will be permanently removed from search, curated collections, and unavailable for users to download. Once you delete a podcast, it can take about about an hour for a podcast to be deleted on Google Play Music.

Note: If users have already downloaded episodes of your podcast on their device(s), they may still be available on their device(s) until they remove them.

Here’s how to delete a podcast:

  1. Sign in to the Google Play Music Podcast Portal.
  2. Select a podcast.
  3. Near the top of the screen, click the Gear Settings icon.
  4. Click Delete podcast.

If you only want to delete an individual episode of your podcast, you can remove it from your podcast’s RSS feed. With individual episodes, you also have the option to block an episode from being published on Google Play.

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