Apple Podcasts has gained new charts highlighting the top subscriber shows and paid channels to help you find content worth your money.
Apple has internally tested Maps search ads. Moreover, the company could bring advertising to its other preinstalled iPhone apps, such as Books and Podcasts.
Apple isn't a stranger to financing original podcasts. The company already has a few out there in the wild, especially those geared towards supplementary content for Apple TV+ shows. But it turns out Apple is looking to boost investments, all the while still keeping an eye on building new TV series and films for its video streaming platform.
Apple Original Podcasts might not have the largest library (sounds familiar, Apple TV+), but that only means there's a lot of room to add new material. Which is probably a constant effort on Apple's part. And now there's one new show heading to the platform soon.
Apple Podcasts is getting some handy controls when downloading new episodes, as well as annual memberships and other new features and tweaks.
Podcast producers will be pleased to learn about new Apple Podcasts metrics that will soon become available to them, such as follower count, time listened and so on.
Earlier today, Apple seeded the latest beta of iOS 15.4 to developers. The newest version of the prerelease software didn't add much to the mix. However, for fans of the Apple Podcasts app, there are a couple of new additions worth mentioning.
Apple has been a leader in the podcast space for a long time. But that comfortable position was due to the fact the company was the best way to find and listen to podcasts, not for original works. But Apple is looking to change that with a bigger push into original offerings.
Apple Podcasts has shared annual rankings and charts that cover this year’s best and most popular podcasts shows, individual episodes, networks and creators.
Apple still holds a firm hold on the podcasts market in general, even as companies like Spotify try to take that crown on a regular basis. And while hosting a lot of different options is one way to go, most people know that original podcasts are yet another way to secure return listeners.
Apple is still a leader when it comes to podcast distribution. And with podcast popularity still at an all-time high, the company wants to make sure it doesn't miss the bus altogether. As a result, companion podcasts meant to promote, and diver even deeper into, Apple Original films and TV shows are a thing. And now there's a new one to look forward to.
As the United States National Park Service turns 105 years old, Apple has determined now is the right time to celebrate. The company today has announced a new initiative that will see many of its services promoting the national parks throughout the United States. And that includes the Apple Pay collaboration that we reported on earlier this week.