iTunes Custom RSS Tags - Category

While the RSS 2.0 <category> tag may be populated with any text, Apple has a specific list of requirements for the <itunes:category> tag. Currently iTunes supports 19 categories, with a smaller subset of them supporting a specific list of subcategories. You may designate more than one subcategory where appropriate. These categorizations are used to determine the hierarchy within the iTunes Music Store Podcast Section, so it's important to pay attention to what is allowed. iTunes allows multiple top-level category definitions for the same podcast, but will default to the first one listed when cataloging the Podcast in the iTunes Music Store.

Within your RSS 2.0 feed, an iTunes category with two subcategories looks like this:

<itunes:category text="Technology">
<itunes:category text="Computers" />
<itunes:category text="News" />
</itunes:category>

Top level categories are listed in bold below with subcategories immediately following. If a category has no subcategories, the next top level category is listed.

Arts & Entertainment
Architecture
Books
Design
Entertainment
Games
Performing Arts
Photography
Poetry
Science Fiction

Audio Blogs

Business
Careers
Finance
Investing
Management
Marketing

Comedy

Education
K-12
Higher Education

Food

Health
Diet & Nutrition
Fitness
Relationships
Self-Help
Sexuality

International
Australian
Belgian
Brazilian
Canadian
Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Spanish
Swedish

Movies & Television
Music
News
Politics
Public Radio

Religion & Spirituality
Buddhism
Christianity
Islam
Judaism
New Age
Philosophy
Spirituality

Science

Sports

Talk Radio

Technology
Computers
Developers
Gadgets
Information Technology
News
Operating Systems
Podcasting
Smart Phones
Text/Speech

Travel