The March lockdown has allowed many users to adapt to new technologies and experience new forms of entertainment. One of the main discoveries for some people has been los podcasts. This way of entertaining, broadcasting, learning and talking from audio or video episodes is one of the biggest success stories of recent times. In fact, Spotify has improved the integration with them to encourage the use of the platform as a listener for podcasts. However, Apple could offer a new subscription podcast service, this would allow the major platforms to compete, including Spotify.
Will Apple’s subscription podcast service arrive?
It is an idea that has been heard for several years. However, rumors and leaks don’t give a clear idea of Apple’s goal. The latest reports published by Bloomberg ensure that Apple is working on a podcast subscription service, added to its wide range of services. In fact, there are many ways to add this service to existing services. While the logical thing would be to add it to Apple Music, there are aspects that ensure that it will be included in Apple TV + or there are even others that predict a new service that we could call Apple Podcasts, like the application which is already available on iOS and iPadOS.
Apple Music and Podcast to hit Microsoft Store later this year
Discussions between Apple and production companies over the new subscription offering are ongoing, although it is not known when, or if, Apple will launch the new service. […] They note that Apple thinks about a lot of service ideas and doesn’t always follow them.
The service would allow users create your own podcasts and add them under one price. While it’s not clear whether the episodes could be purchased individually, it would make sense if Apple would be able to create a single payment service to listen to a large repertoire of podcasts. The content accessible as part of the subscription is also unclear. Perhaps the Big Apple will see time to create a mini-community of podcasters who allow, by paying a subscription, access to their personalized content.
This move would allow put Spotify in check with your podcasts With just one caveat: Podcasts on Spotify are free. That could change if Apple launches its own service and offers creators money for their content, which users could access by paying for a subscription. And if it were like this, we would once again have Spotify root its anti-trust campaign against Apple. There is no doubt.