Facebook is jumping on the podcasting bandwagon with news that the social network will debut a podcast platform of its own as soon as next week, according to leaked internal emails.
The Apple Podcasts service has now debuted paid subscriptions that enable listeners to support their favorite creators with monthly subscriptions, and it supports free trials as well.
Despite the fact that Apple Music ships natively on all of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, many users still flock to Spotify as their go-to media streaming service.
One thing users have noticed as of late is that Spotify has been investing heavily in the podcast space despite originally being a music streaming platform. This is wonderful news for podcast listeners, but to those who lack interest in podcasts, it’s nothing but extra clutter in an otherwise great app.
After initially announcing new podcast subscriptions within the Apple Podcasts app, Apple delayed its launch soon after. At the time, the company didn't say when the new feature would launch to the public. But now we know.
Sebastien goes over his favorite features announced at WWDC 21. He also addresses a few concerns he has about some questionable features.
After carrying out an informal survey of Downtime listeners and iDB readers, Sebastien reveals some of the announcements that YOU want to see at WWDC this year.
Along with the launch of iOS 14.6 earlier this month, Apple was supposed to welcome subscriptions for podcasts.
But, it turns out there will be a bit of a delay before the feature actually goes live. As reported today by MacRumors, Apple has notified content creators that it is delaying the podcast subscription feature until sometime in June. The reason? Apple wants a good experience for everyone involved.
After introducing iDB's new site design, Sebastien reviews the new Apple TV remote, and AirTag's one and only alternative, the Chipolo ONE Spot. Finally Sebastien plugs one of his apps and answers a few questions from listeners.
At long last, Spotify is refreshing its app for the Apple Watch with a new feature allowing you to download your favorite songs, playlists and podcasts to the device for offline listening.
Sebastien goes solo again in this monologue about Apple Music, and being stalked by an AirTag. He also talks about his Birthday Reminder app, cocktail habits, and his decision to not use an Apple Watch anymore.
Sebastien is free soloing this special episode where he answers questions from listeners, talks about one of his apps, and gets to do his favorite section of the show. It's different, but hopefully just as good.
Sebastien and Cody run down all of their favorite features in the iOS 14.5 update and give their initial AirTag impressions. The pair also discuss how to add HomeKit support to an old garage door and some of their favorite movies they’ve seen recently.