What is App Behavior Intel?

Podbean’s App Behavior Intel provides detailed analysis of listener behavior within the Podbean podcast app. This includes when and where podcasts are being listened to (and who is listening, in the case of private podcasts), as well as length of listening/what portions of the podcast were played. This data is only for listening that is done via the Podbean podcast app (for Android or iPhone), whether streamed or downloaded.

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This feature is currently available as an option for business-level plans. Contact your Podbean sales rep for further information.

Easily Share Your Podcast on Tumblr

We’ve added another easy way to share your Podbean podcast far and wide! Now, you can connect Tumblr to your Podbean account for automatic posting to Tumblr. Social sharing is a great way to get your latest posts out to your fans, wherever they like to get their content. This Podbean feature can be a valuable time-saver in your promotional efforts!

share-to-tumblrCheck out this FAQ about how to share Podbean posts to social networks.

Podbean Provides Premium HLS Protocol for Video Podcasters

Podbean is always looking for ways to improve service for podcasters and their audience. This year, Podbean implemented HLS protocol for video podcasts. This premium service is included with all unlimited and above video hosting plans.

HLS (HTTP live streaming) protocol works to deliver streaming video more seamlessly over various devices and bandwidth levels. Podbean automatically takes video uploaded by podcasters and encodes into up to three formats: high/max definition, standard, and low resolution. When video is served up to users in the Podbean app or via Podbean players, the adaptive bitrate video delivery detects the client’s bandwidth capacity and adjusts the video stream accordingly. This improves the user experience for those accessing video via mobile or low-bandwidth connections.

This service has been integrated into all video podcasting accounts (unlimited or above) so there’s no need to pay or do anything extra. Your audience will experience optimal viewing using the Podbean app or players.

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Podbean continues to work hard to make it easy for podcasters to create the best audience experience. Happy podcasting!

New, Optimized Podbean Dashboard

The Podbean tech team has been hard at work on improving our podcast dashboard. We’ve simplified the dashboard’s functionality and made changes for better podcaster workflow. You may notice some functions have moved or been updated; we hope the changes will make things work better for you!

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If you have any questions or feedback, we welcome your inquiries at support.podbean.com. We’re always working to improve the podcasting tools we offer. Happy podcasting!

For additional podcasting support, we invite you to join our Facebook group, Podcasting Smarter, where we share resources, advice, and support from fellow podcasters.

How Do Podbean Paid Subscriptions Work?

Podbean makes it easy to sell podcast content with our Premium podcasting options. Podcasters can sell individual episodes or create premium subscriptions (premium content can also be given to patrons as a reward).

Premium subscribers simply need to purchase the subscription via the subscribe link. After clicking “Buy Now” and completing the transaction, they will receive an email with access information. They can enjoy their premium content at any time in the Podbean app or online when logged in using this information.

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You will be able to view all your subscribers and transactions in your dashboard.

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Simplified Listener Access to Premium Podcast Episodes

To make it easy to find premium podcast episodes you’ve purchased, we’ve added a “Premium Episodes” section to your Podbean account.

Simply login to your Podbean account and you’ll see a “Premium Episodes” tab in your left sidebar (if you’ve paid for any episodes). Click there and you will see a page where you can view and play all your premium episodes.

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*You can also play premium episodes in the Podbean app if you are logged in using the account you used to pay for the content.

**For patron-only content, please visit the patron page of the podcast. Click on “Episodes” for your patrons-only content (which can also be accessed in the Podbean app).