Don’t just tell your listeners your story, show them too!
Put simply, podcasting is storytelling through an audio medium. Not so simply put, podcasting is storytelling delivered through a number of different elements, including visuals, branding, and listening tools.
Now with Spreaker’s newest embedded playerThe connection of all these elements comes together in one place, which is efficient for you as a producer and convenient for your listeners. They can tell your story and show it with one too Full display of your episode or podcast graphic front and middle as well as a full listing of your past podcast episodes. You will also be able to Adjust size and colorand please the eyes and ears of your listeners.
While you definitely need a reliable place to host and measure your content (such as ahem, Spreaker), you may still want your branding, distribution, and listeners to be broadcast through your homebase. By embedding a player on your website or blog, you can still rely on Spreaker’s hosting capabilities and track your games, downloads, and likes using your Spreaker analytics. However, all the important things happen on your website.
We know you are getting it, and many of you have embed Spreaker’s Player on your websites in the past. To update the player to this new version, you can replace the old code on your website with the new code.
High quality artwork is essential to your podcast;; It’s a very important element that can convey the message of your episode or the branding of your podcast at a glance. One look is enough to get the audience to tune in to what you have to say. (Need a refresher on creating great artwork? Make a quick stop Here Once you’ve read this post).
And if you’ve worked hard on this piece of art, of course you’ll want to show it off. With Spreaker’s new player, listeners can instantly see how you “look”.
They also have the added benefit of being able to add nice graphics to your page.
Do you prefer a more minimal approach to your embedded player? At any time, you can choose not to show the entire photo.
Keep things to match the tone of your website and choose between the light and dark versions available.
With the new embedded player, customization is key and you have the freedom to make it look the way you want it. Adjust the height by entering the number of pixels of your choice.
In the screenshot we added above, you can see the player at 600 pixels, but you can get smaller if you want:
As before, you can choose a player dedicated to either a single episode or a podcast. It’s up to you. However, if you do choose to embed a player dedicated to your podcast, add a full list of all the episodes right below the play button. Listeners can easily switch back and forth between what they want to hear.
While it feels a little different at first, we haven’t removed any of the features that you are dependent on. Listeners can still like episodes and click the chat bubble when they have something to say.
What’s even better is that they can continue to share your content with their friends on their social networks – additional distribution if necessary!
And to find their favorite moments in no time at all, listeners can toggle the slider.
Update (October 19, 2016)::
There is now a quick update available that you can use it with WordPress Websites even easier.
Those of you who have hosted yourself WordPress Websites that have downloaded the Spreaker plugin can still embed the player as usual with the special WordPress-specific code we provided. That hasn’t changed.
However, those of you with WordPress.com Websites get something new! Now you can add the embedded player to your pages without the need for a special plugin. You can embed the standard version of the player right into your site with simple code. Just follow the pattern you see here:
[ embed height=”500″]https://www.spreaker.com/user/username[/embed]
And make sure there are no spaces between symbols and words. The URL included can be that of your profile page, your podcast, or a specific episode.
And while we’re at it with the updates, just one more piece of news:
Chrome will soon be releasing its newest browser, version 54, with an update that will make managing multiple players easier on the ears from a listener’s perspective. Here’s how it works: if multiple players are embedded on one side or on different tabs, they won’t be able to play on top of each other. For example, once you play a player, any other player who has streamed in the meantime, regardless of whether they are on the same page or on a different tab, will be automatically paused.
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