After a period of delay, Apple Podcasts announced that it will launch in-app subscriptions next week.
The company said in an email to the podcast today that according to The Verge, the global launch of subscriptions and channels (ie, program groups) will take place on June 15.
Apple first launched an in-app subscription in April and plans to launch it in May. It then emails creators to tell them that the feature release will be postponed to June to “ensure that we provide the best experience for creators and listeners”, which may be due to the company’s recent back-end updates Problems were introduced.
Through this feature, listeners can subscribe to certain programs or networks to get early access and ad-free content, as well as other benefits.
In addition to the delayed launch, podcasters also complained that Apple’s latest podcast update, in preparation for subscription services, completely messed up the system.
Podnews reported two weeks ago that multiple creators encountered a series of problems, including delays in their episodes, interruption of their analysis and loss of artwork.
Apple’s big idea is that placing a subscription button in the podcast application can attract more high-quality listeners to use various services, such as Luminary and Wonderry Plus. These groups have to overcome the barriers that allow people to subscribe to apps that are separate from their usual listening platforms.
At the same time, Spotify announced and launched a podcast subscription plan after Apple launched its product and postponed its release.