Apple Shares Most Popular Podcasts of 2022

Apple today revealed the top podcast episodes, shows, channels, and subscriptions that listeners engaged with in the Podcasts app throughout 2022. Crime Junkie, The Daily, and Dateline NBC were the top three overall podcasts of 2022, and among new shows, The Deck, Fly on the Wall, and The Thing About Helen and Olga topped the […]

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Apple Announces Winner of First-Ever Apple Podcasts Award

Apple today announced that Slate‘s narrative podcast series “Slow Burn” has won the first-ever Apple Podcasts Award for Show of the Year. Apple says the podcast won the award in recognition of its latest season “Roe v. Wade,” in which Slate executive editor Susan Matthews explored the events leading up to the landmark Supreme Court […]

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Apple Podcast Subscriber Count Has Grown Over 300% Since June 2021

Apple’s paid podcast subscription service has been seeing notable growth, increasing more than 300 percent since June 2021. The metric was shared today by an Apple spokesperson who spoke to Digiday about a new Dateline subscription podcast offering. More than 25 percent of the top 100 shows from the “Top Shows” chart offer a subscription […]

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Apple Invests in Original Podcasts With the Potential to Adapt into TV+ Shows

Apple has stepped up its investment in original podcast content by signing an agreement with Pulitzer Prize-winning production company Futuro Studios, Bloomberg reports. The deal stipulates that Apple will fund development and production of podcasts, and then have the first option to turn them into a film or TV show for its Apple TV+ service. […]

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Apple Podcasts to Gain Downloaded Episode Controls, Annual Subscription Plans, and Hosting Partnerships

Apple today announced several new features for the Podcasts app, including downloaded episode controls, annual subscription plans, partnerships with hosting platforms, and more (via TechCrunch). iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, and macOS 12.4 will feature new tools to easily remove accumulated downloads and free up storage space. In the Settings app on iOS and iPadOS under […]

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Apple Podcast Creators Will Soon Be Able to Access Follower Metrics

Apple today announced a Podcasts update for creators, introducing follower metrics and other features that are designed to help podcast makers track their audience and monetize their shows. Under the Analytics tab in Apple Podcasts Connect, creators will be able to view followers per show and track followers across shows. The interface will display new […]

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Apple Debuts True-Crime Podcast ‘Hooked’ as First Standalone Original

Apple today debuted “Hooked,” a true-crime podcast, seemingly as the company’s first wholly standalone original podcast series. While Apple has already begun its venture into original podcasts with the likes of “Oprah’s Book Club” and “For All Mankind: The Official Podcast,” Hooked is the first Apple Original podcast that is seemingly not tied to an […]

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Top 10 Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Revealed on International Podcast Day

In celebration of International Podcast Day, Apple today revealed the most popular free and paid Apple Podcasts Subscriptions worldwide from June 15 through September 15. Apple said Top Subscriptions is ranked in order of total subscribed listeners worldwide over the three-month period and includes both individual shows and channels with multiple shows, while Top Free […]

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Everything New in the iOS 15 Apple Podcasts App

The Podcasts app gets a number of improvements in Apple’s recently released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates, including the new, systemwide Shared with You feature, personalized recommendations, new keyboard shortcuts, and more. This guide walks through all of the main new features and improvements added in the ‌‌iOS 15‌‌ and ‌iPadOS 15‌ Apple Podcasts […]

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Apple Launches Podcasts Subscriptions

As expected, Apple Podcasts has officially rolled out Apple Podcast Subscriptions, offering content creators and podcasters an opportunity to receive support through monthly subscriptions from their fans and listeners. Apple announced the new service during its April event and ultimately had planned to launch it soon after. The company, however, then decided to delay its […]

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Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Launching on June 15

Apple Announces iOS 15: First Look at New Features Apple today previewed iOS 15, the company’s next major update for the iPhone, featuring new video calling capabilities, improvements to Messages, user statuses, a smart notification summary, and more. FaceTime In iOS 15, FaceTime features a new grid view and portrait mode support for video. For […]

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Apple Delays Launch of Podcasts Subscriptions Until June

Apple today informed podcast creators that use the Apple Podcasts platform that the rollout of Podcasts Subscriptions and channels will be delayed until June to make sure that the “best experience” is being provided to creators and listeners. We’re writing to provide an update on the availability of ‌Apple Podcasts‌ Subscriptions and channels. We’ve been […]

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Apple Launches Affiliate Program for Podcasts Subscriptions

Apple has announced a new affiliate program for its upcoming Apple Podcasts Subscriptions platform that will allow users to earn a commission when a podcast link they share leads to a new subscriber. Launching this month, Apple Podcast Subscriptions will allow users to subscribe to podcasts to receive perks, such as an ad-free listening experience, […]

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Amazon-Owned Wondery+ to Launch on Apple Podcasts Subscriptions

Amazon’s podcast subscription service Wondery+ will be available through the Apple Podcasts Subscriptions platform, which launches in over 170 countries later this month, according to a report today from The Hollywood Reporter. Wondery+ offers dozens of ad-free podcasts, with early access and exclusive episodes for subscribers, making it a natural fit for Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. […]

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Everything Announced At Apple’s Spring Loaded Event

The leaks, rumors, and teasers have finally come to fruition courtesy of Apple’s Spring Loaded event. This could have very well been the last pre-recorded Apple event, and it was apparent that the company went all-out in terms of production.  Rumors have been swirling for months, as we originally expected to see an event back […]

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