At the long-awaited ‘Spring Loaded’ event, Apple Podcasts not only received an app redesign, but also introduced a subscription service today. While the app will make it easy for users to discover new podcasts, the subscription will offer you some amazing premium benefits.
Redesign of Apple Podcasts, subscriptions
Let’s first talk about the Apple Podcasts subscription service. It will be available from next month and will offer you “A variety of benefits, such as ad-free listening, access to additional content, and exclusive or early access to new series,” according to him official blog post.
You can also enjoy premium subscriptions from independent creators and world-class studios, including Tenderfoot TV, Pushkin Industries, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Athletic, and many more.
Regarding the redesign of the application, Apple Podcasts now includes an improved search bar to offer quick access to the main lists and categories. Podcast pages have been revamped, making it easier for listeners to listen, follow, and share episodes. You can also discover new channels, a group of programs curated by creators and free channels.
The app also includes a new Smart play function to offer you a superior listening experience. This feature will allow you “Automatically start episodic shows from the last episode and serialized shows from the beginning of each series.”
Apple Podcasts Subscription: Price and Availability
In the official blog post, the company says that “Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Will Be Available To Listeners In Over 170 Countries” From May. Now, creators will set the price for each premium podcast subscription.
Subscriptions to Apple Podcasts will be ‘default monthly’ But creators can also choose to offer annual subscriptions. Each subscription will come with access to free trials and sample episodes, possibly also decided by the creator. Stay tuned for more details.
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