Apple Podcast Launches Paid Subscription Program




Apple Podcast Subscriptions Coming May 2021


Have you heard the news? Apple Podcast is moving to a subscription based platform next month!

Apple Podcast is moving to a subscription based platform next month!

Beginning in May, Apple Podcast listeners in over 170 countries and regions will be able to sign up for premium subscriptions which will include a lot of different benefits made by creators. These features will include ad-free listening, access to exclusive bonus content, and early access to new series episodes.


This update will make it easier for creators to build a relationship with their audience. This premium subscription for users will create new ways for you to monetize your podcast business!

iOS 14.5 will have a newly designed podcast app with features like an upgraded search tab, making it easier to follow top podcasts and different categories. Apple has also updated the podcast pages making it easier for listeners to follow, listen, share, and even download episodes for offline use.

Apple has also updated the podcast pages making it easier for listeners to follow, listen, share, and even download episodes for offline use.

This week Apple updated its Apple Connect dashboard making it easier for creators to manage their show and edit metadata. Make sure you update your dashboard to keep your show public. This will help listeners find your show.

Many podcasters are saying that with the recent update to Apple Connect that their show is not visible on Apple Podcast anymore.

Apple has been having some issues on the backend with the recent updates. Many podcasters are saying that with the recent update to Apple Connect that their show is not visible on Apple Podcast anymore. This could be because on the backend of your dashboard by default has been set to private meaning your podcast is unavailable to the public. To fix this, go into your dashboard and uncheck the box. It could also be because of bugs in the new software update. If you are having issues accessing your Apple Connect account give it time.




You can read more about the details and features of the new updates in this article from 9 to 5 Mac.


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