Some podcasters offer their members access to exclusive episodes. You can get access to these episodes by purchasing a membership plan that includes this access.
Here are two options of how to subscribe to and listen to new exclusive podcast episodes.
Subscribe to receive exclusive episodes via Steady's audio RSS feed
You'll get a personalized audio RSS feed URL that you will then need to copy into your podcast or RSS app.
Here’s how it works:
Sign up for Steady (or login to your existing account)
Go to the left-hand menu and click on Memberships (all the plans you have purchased are listed here)
Click on the Subscribe to Podcast button in the corresponding plan
Confirm in the next step with Continue
Then select a Reader app that you want to associate with your personalised Steady audio RSS feed
Continue to the app you chose and follow the setup process.
✅ You should see the podcast and regularly updated new episodes in the app of your choice.
Screenshot below shows the steps to subscribe with the example of one project and Apple Podcasts.
You only need to do this once. Then you will automatically receive new exclusive episodes from the podcast you support.
Subscribe to listen to exclusive episodes via Spotify
If the podcast you support has chosen to publish their members-only podcast on Spotify, you can stay in the Spotify app and pick up your exclusive episodes right there. (If the Steady podcast you want to listen to isn't available on Spotify, you can send them a direct message and ask them about it.)
To access your exclusive episodes on Spotify for the first time, there are two options:
Go to your Memberships
Select the podcast that is published on Spotify. You will see this if the membership card has a button "Listen on Spotify" (see screenshot below)
Click the button and connect your accounts
You will then proceed to Spotify, where you need to login or confirm the account linking.
Note: If your chosen podcast has both a free and members-only podcast, these will appear as two separate feeds on Spotify.