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Apple Podcasts to launch in-app subscriptions globally on June 15

Apple Podcast launch date

Key Specifications

  • Apple Podcasts announced an app subscription launch by the next week.
  • The launch date got delay as the creators found certain issues.
  • Through the feature, listeners can subscribe to certain shows

After one month delay, Finally, Apple Podcasts announced its launching date. Apple Podcast will launch its in-app subscription next week. Yesterday, the company said in an email that the global launch of subscriptions and channels, which are groups of shows, will happen on June 15

Firstly, Apple announced in-app podcast subscriptions in April and said that they are planning to launch them in May. In May, there is no response from the company.

On May 28, Apple informed podcasters that the rollout of the premium subscription service will take place in June. With the explanation that the company wants  the “best experience for creators and listeners.”

It is not clear the reason for delaying its launch. There are some reports that few creators notice many issues which include their episodes being delayed, their analytics breaking, and artwork going missing.

Apple said:

“To ensure we are delivering the best experience for creators and listeners. Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels will now launch in June. We will communicate further updates on availability.  and best practices to help you prepare your subscriptions and channels, through this newsletter”

To provide the best audio, Apple has released the latest iOS 14.6 updates. It will allow Apple Music subscribers to enable lossless audio or Dolby Atmos once it is available

The company said:

“We’re writing to provide an update on the availability of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels. We’ve been delighted by the response to last month’s announcement. Excited to see the hundreds of new subscriptions and channels submitted from creators across the globe every day

In April, after one week of the announcement by Apple for its Podcasts in-app subscription plan. Its rival Spotify launched a paid subscription platform for podcasters in the United States.

Spotify further announces that they are planning to extend their services in the other regions very soon. It also clarifies that the company will not charge any commissions from podcast creators’ subscriber revenue for the next two years, and planned to charge a 5 percent fee starting in 2023.

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