Apple May Announce Podcasts Subscription Service at ‘Spring Loaded’ Event

Apple may announce a podcasts subscription service at its “Spring Loaded” event tomorrow, according to Vox‘s Peter Kafka and findings in the beta of iOS 14.5. Kafka remarked in a tweet, spotted by 9to5Mac, that he is “pretty sure Apple is prepping its own podcast plan – a paid subscription service – on Tuesday.” MacRumors […]

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Apple Podcasts Now Lists 2 Million Shows, But Almost Half of Those Titles Have Only Three or Fewer Episodes

According to the latest podcast analytics, Apple’s Podcasts platform recently surpassed 2 million titles, however almost a quarter of those shows have only published one episode, suggesting the numbers are inflated by so-called “once-and-done” podcasts. Breaking down the latest statistics provided by Podcast Industry Insights, industry advisor Amplifi Media found that 26% of listed podcasts […]

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Apple Launches True Crime Podcast to Accompany New Apple TV+ Series ‘The Line’

Apple has today announced the launch of a new combination podcast and Apple TV+ show titled “The Line” (via Variety). The Line encompasses two non-fiction series, including a six-part non-fiction podcast and a four-part limited documentary series on ‌Apple TV+‌. The multi-media series is set to expose “previously untold aspects” about the story of former […]

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Apple Launching New ‘Kids & Family’ Experience in Podcasts App

Apple today announced it is launching a new Kids & Family experience in its Podcasts app, in partnership with nonprofit organization Common Sense Media, which focuses on age-appropriate content recommendations for families. The new Kids & Family experience will make it easier for parents to find podcasts suitable for kids of all ages, with recommendations […]

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Apple Launches ‘For All Mankind’ Companion Podcast

Apple today announced the upcoming launch of “For All Mankind: The Official Podcast,” a podcast that will discuss popular Apple TV+ series “For All Mankind” as the second season resumes on February 19. Hosted by Krys Marshall, who plays Commander Danielle Poole, the podcast will feature space experts, former astronauts, and “For All Mankind” cast […]

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New Apple Podcasts Spotlight Feature Highlights Rising Podcast Creators

Apple today announced the launch of Apple Podcasts Spotlight, a new monthly editorial feature that’s designed to celebrate rising podcast creators. The first Podcasts Spotlight creator is Chelsea Devantez, who hosts Celebrity Book Club. In the weekly podcast, Chelsea is joined by co-hosts like Gabourey Sidibe, Ashley Nicole Black, and Lydia Popovic to discuss the […]

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Apple travaille sur des versions Windows 10 de Musique et Podcasts

L’iPhone est le produit star du catalogue Apple cependant Musique est le service vedette de la marque. Source d’importants revenus c’est l’un des « grands » produits du géant qui doit trouver son chemin sur un maximum de plateforme. Ceci explique l’ambition d’Apple de le proposer sur des environnements concurrents comme Windows 10. En réalité […]

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Apple Developing Podcast Subscription Service to Better Compete With Spotify

Apple is considering launching a new subscription service that would be focused on podcasts, according to unnamed sources that spoke to The Information. The service would charge people to listen to podcasts. By creating a paid podcasting service, Apple could potentially lure podcast creators with the promise of more money, stealing them away from other […]

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Apple Planning to Bring Music and Podcasts Apps to Microsoft Store

Apple is working to bring Music and Podcasts apps to the Microsoft Store, according to a report from 9to5Mac that cites unnamed sources. Apple is allegedly testing Music and Podcasts apps for Microsoft’s platforms in a private beta capacity at this time. There is no word on whether the apps will be compatible with Windows […]

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New Apple Services Could Include ‘Podcasts+,’ ‘Stocks+,’ and ‘Mail+,’ Analysts Predict

A range of new Apple services could include “Podcasts+,” “Stocks+,” and “Mail+,” according to a new report by Loup Ventures analysts. Apple’s subscription service products are increasingly important to its business model and is now almost the size of a Fortune 50 company by revenue, growing by 16 percent in 2020 to $53.7 billion. Loup […]

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Apple Podcasts Can Now Be Embedded on the Web

Starting today, Apple is making an Apple Podcasts web player that can be embedded on webpages available to everyone through the Apple Podcasts Marketing Tools website or through Apple Podcasts Preview pages. What the Apple Podcasts webpage embed looks likeAs TechCrunch points out, this tool will let creators, marketers, and podcast fans create embed codes […]

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Apple Held Acquisition Talks With Podcast Network Wondery

Apple has held talks with podcast network Wondery about a potential acquisition, reports Bloomberg. Wondery is responsible for popular podcasts that include “Dirty John” and “Dr. Death,” among others. Wondery is looking for $300 to $400 million and has also held talks with Sony Music Entertainment and other companies, though Spotify is said to be […]

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Porsche Taycan Gains Apple Podcasts and Apple Music Time-Synced Lyrics

In collaboration with Apple, Porsche is adding Apple Podcasts and Apple Music‘s time-synced lyrics to its all-electric Taycan. Last year, Porsche added Apple Music integration to the Taycan, allowing users to access Apple’s music streaming service via the car’s infotainment system without a smartphone connection. Now, Porsche is adding ‌Apple Music‌ time-synced lyrics appear on […]

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Apple Launches ‘Oprah’s Book Club’ Podcast

Apple has today launched an official “Oprah’s Book Club” podcast, to accompany the Apple TV+ series of the same name (via The Hollywood Reporter). Apple’s ongoing partnership with Oprah Winfrey has now expanded into podcasting. Over a series of eight episodes, Oprah will discuss Isabel Wilkerson’s book “Caste: The Origins of our Discontents.” The non-fiction […]

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Apple Watch Podcasts App Found to Falsely Inflate Listener Numbers

The Apple Watch will no longer be counted in podcast listener numbers for Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab partners because it has been found to falsely inflate listener numbers. Currently, when a podcast is automatically downloaded by an ‌Apple Watch‌ user, it is counted as two listeners; one from the ‌Apple Watch‌, and one […]

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Podcasts Coming to Amazon Music and Audible

Amazon will add podcasts to its Amazon Music and Audible services, according to a confidential email obtained by The Desk. Amazon said in the email that it would soon allow Amazon Music and Audible users to subscribe, download, and stream free podcasts on the services. Podcasts will also be available to customers of Amazon Music’s […]

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Apple Music Debuts New ‘Interview Series’ Podcast Hosted by Zane Lowe

HBO Max Now Available on Apple TV and iOS Devices HBO Max launched today, and is now available on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, which replaces HBO Now, combines HBO content with shows and films from Warner Bros and Turner TV. The service is available as a native app on the […]

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