Can I use dropbox to host my podcast?

This is a commonly asked question and the short answer is, no.  Due to technical and logistic reasons we can't support hosting your podcast out of your Dropbox account.

Apple requires what is called "byte range requests" which Dropbox doesn't provide or support.  So when you post your media and update your XML file the iTunes store will go validate that feed and media and will not be accepted and will not show up in the iTunes store.

There is also the issue of bandwidth, Dropbox only allows a certain amount of bandwidth in a given day (20GB/day for the free account, 200GB/day for paid accounts)  So, if you have a popular podcast this can be used up quite quickly.

This may be something we readdress in the future

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