Simplecast updates
Simplecast updates

Release Notes: March 24, 2021

General Feature Updates:

  • Episode audio file preview after you upload. Once you add a file, you will now be able to preview it on the add/edit episode page.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Improved RSS feed settings and renamed Enclosure URL to Analytics Enclosure
  • Audience > Technology > Listening Methods now report apps: Jiosaavn, Uforia, Gaana, and Wynk
  • Improved RSS Feed Settings

Release Notes: March 9th, 2021

Small Bug Fixes and Improvements:

  • RSS feed URLs now display on the Distribution page

  • Web player sharing modal has been optimized for mobile, the close button moved to the right, and you can now click to close anywhere outside the modal.

  • Fixed: Users with the Compare Shows feature in Audience analytics can now see downloads for all shows for all time.

  • Fixed: When inviting users to a team or network, blank spaces between email addresses in the list will no longer be counted as incomplete emails, preventing submission.

Release Notes: February 23rd, 2021

General Feature Updates:

  • Users have the option to disable email notifications when new episodes are published. This can be disabled from Account Settings > Email Notifications

  • Embedded web player has enhanced screen reader options for improved accessibility

Mae (Dynamic Audio Insertion) Updates:

  • Campaign marker waveform is now scrollable with a trackpad, mouse, or keyboard, facilitating precision in placing ad markers and better navigation.

Small Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Users can now clear distribution channel URLs from Show Settings > Show Distribution
  • Fix for All-time analytics for unique listeners on a single episode

Release Notes: September 21st, 2020

  • Updated Distribution page now includes Amazon Music, JioSaavn, Gaana, and PlayerFM to our list of services.

  • Audience analytics now has Amazon Music in your Audience > Technology > Listening Methods reports

  • We've introduced Auto Uploading to our Episode pages so you can upload as you work on the rest of your Episode details. (With more improvements on the way)

  • Since Release reports: You can now choose to run a 7 or 30 day since release report

  • Analytics report CSVs are now sent via email: When you click the CSV download button, the report will be generated in the background and emailed to the account you are logged in as.

Mae (Dynamic Audio Insertion) Updates:

  • Campaign creation has new audio blocks that allow for a mixture of marker types that you can target each audio file at.

  • Introducing Marker Limits: Each marker type has a limit of up to 5 audio files that can play in each one.

  • Now you have the ability to remove the default Pre and Post roll markers on individual episodes.

  • Campaign Previews (Beta): Now if an Episode is being targeted by a Mae Campaign, you can preview the Episode audio on the Episode Details page.

Small Bugs / Improvements:

  • Sites now show the active Episode in the top right of your site so it matches what's in the player.

Release Notes: January 30th, 2020

Release Notes: December 18, 2019

  • Fixed: Show listing page Sort Order is now retained, so every time you view your Shows list it will be in the order you chose.

Release Notes: October 18, 2019

  • We’ve added the ability to have multiple Authors in your show’s RSS feed. These will display in the order that you’ve entered them and show in apps where supported. You can add these from your Show settings (similar to how you add keywords).

Release Notes: October 14, 2019

We're pleased to announce that the next time you log into Simplecast, you'll be greeted by our all new Dashboard, which includes:

  • A faster login loading experience (which is especially great when switching accounts!).

  • A quick snapshot of your Analytics with a direct link to view all your Audience Analytics.

  • A link to your most recently published episode with quick links to Share, Recast, and Episode Details.

    • Quick links to your most recent drafts (up to 3 listed).
  • Quick links to Help Articles

  • Quick links to Simplecast updates (Changelog, Blog, Twitter)

  • A better designed On-boarding experience for first time customers.

    • To view the analytics that once lived on the dashboard, you'll now find them in the Audience tab under Overview (this is the default page you land on when you click "Audience"). With this update, you'll get:

    • A refreshed design and navigation so that you can conveniently view your Audience Overview and Audience Insights all in one place.

    • We have also launched a new distribution channel: Pandora - From the distribution page, you can find out how to submit your show. Once approved, you can then save your link so that your listeners can find your show on Pandora via your site and web players.

Release Notes: September 10th, 2019

  • Launched an all-new WYSIWYG Text and Markdown Editor for Episode Notes and Transcripts.
  • All new Show Listing page design. This comes with new Sorting Options (Alphabetical, Last Updated, Newest/Oldest), Search, ability to see your “Role” on the show, and a new Quick Menu to jump to Episodes, Audience Analytics or Show Settings. See this update when viewing "All Shows"

Release Notes: August 12th, 2019

  • View your episodes in the new Episode List View (with quick menus) when you click the Episodes tab. It has improved filtering, sorting, and pagination. You can also toggle between List and Grid views.
  • The unofficial Simcast Wordpress Plugin is now fully updated to work with our newest version of Simplecast -