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Over 100 new podcasts from top apps and services launch on Apple Podcasts

by Kyle Meranda

Apple Podcasts continues to expand its offerings with the launch of over 100 new podcasts from top apps and services. Subscribers to Apple Music, Apple News+, and participating apps like Calm and Lingokids can now connect their subscriptions to access new shows and more on Apple Podcasts.

The latest update, available with iOS 17, includes several new features designed to enhance the listening experience. The player has been refreshed with full-screen artwork, a streamlined queue, and episode art. Interactive widgets, search filters with more detailed results, and the StandBy feature have also been introduced.

Subscribers to Apple Music, Apple News+, Calm, and Lingokids now have access to over 60 original podcasts, including over 2,500 musically rich episodes from Apple Music Radio. New shows from top apps and services will be launched every week throughout the fall.

The ability to connect subscriptions to top apps makes Apple Podcasts the go-to platform for accessing premium audio content. Listeners can now find podcasts, news briefs, narrated articles, radio shows with full music, educational courses, guided meditations, sleep sounds, and more all in one place.

According to Rachel Newman, Apple Music’s global head of editorial, “Apple Music is home to hundreds of original shows featuring the world’s top artists and tastemakers, and our listeners love them. There is truly something for everyone, which is why we’re excited to make it all available on Apple Podcasts.”

Apple News+ subscribers can now enjoy narrated articles from News+ publishers on Apple Podcasts as well as in Apple News. Lauren Kern, Apple News’s editor-in-chief, states, “Now subscribers can enjoy narrated articles representing some of the best journalism from News+ publishers on Apple Podcasts as well as in Apple News.”

Listeners with in-app subscriptions to eligible apps will have their subscriptions automatically connected the next time they open Apple Podcasts. Alternatively, users can manually connect their subscriptions by signing into their account from the app’s channel page on Apple Podcasts.

Once a subscription is connected, listeners can browse all podcasts available to them from the Library tab. They can learn more about each show, follow any show for free to automatically download and be notified of new episodes, and explore personalized recommendations based on their subscriptions and listening history.

From next month onwards, listeners will also be able to connect their subscriptions to several top apps, including Bloomberg, Curio, L’Équipe, Mamamia, Sleep Cycle, The Economist, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WELT News, and Zen.

Apple Music, which is home to news-making, culture-moving original shows, will also make its coverage of the 2024 Apple Music Halftime Show available to subscribers on Apple Podcasts. Apple Music boasts an eclectic lineup of artist-hosted programs, weekly playlist shows, narrative shows, and specials.

Apple News audio programming includes daily news briefings, weekly interview shows, and audio stories from News+ publishers.

Apple Podcasts is available for free in over 170 countries and regions. The ability to connect eligible subscriptions requires iOS 17, iPadOS 17, or macOS Sonoma. Subscribers to Apple Music, Apple News+, and other participating apps can connect their subscriptions to access new shows and other premium audio benefits. Feature availability may vary by app and region.

Overall, this update to Apple Podcasts expands its capabilities and makes it the best platform for listeners to discover, enjoy, and support their favorite podcasts. With millions of shows covering every topic, intuitive features, and the ability to connect subscriptions to top apps, Apple Podcasts is essential for any podcast enthusiast.

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