Podcast subscriptions will be available to both podcast creators and fans in 170 regions and countries next month
During its Spring event today (April 20) Apple announced a new subscription offering for podcasters on its platform that will allow podcasters to offer individual subscriptions to fans starting next month.
Subscriptions will offer support for ad-free listening, exclusive content, and early access to new shows. The first slate of podcasts offering subscriptions will come from podcast producers including Sony Music Entertainment, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, and The Athletic.
"We are proud to lead the next chapter of podcasting with Apple Podcasts Subscriptions," Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said in a statement. "We’re excited to introduce this powerful new platform to creators around the world, and we can’t wait to hear what they make with it."