Tech2 news teamJune 16, 2021 1:08:43 PM
Apple Podcasts Premium Subscriptions and Podcast Channels, Announced Last Month, Are Now available in India. All iOS users can listen to the podcasts for free, however some shows and channels are restricted to premium subscribers only. Premium subscribers will also get benefits like ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and file access. Interested creators can register at the Apple Podcasters Program and get premium tools at a subscription cost of Rs 1,799 per year.
The creators of Apple Podcast will decide if they want a free model where listeners can access the show for free or a freemium model that gives free access to listeners and offers additional benefits for subscribers or a paid model where users have to pay to listen to the program. According to Apple, “the price of each subscription is set by the creators and starts at $ 0.49 (US) per month. “
Devices compatible with Apple Podcasts
Subscriptions and channels are available on Apple devices with iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6 and macOS 11.4, watchOS 7.5 or later. Subscribers can also listen to content on HomePod, HomePod mini, and CarPlay.
Each podcast subscription can be shared between six family members through Family Sharing.
Apple Podcasts Channels
According to Apple, when a user purchases a subscription to a program, they will automatically follow the program and see a “Subscriber Edition” label. Listeners can search and explore new podcasts through the “Listen Now” and “Browse” tabs. They can even share their favorite channels in “Messages, mail and other applications”.
Listeners will have access to podcasts like Chameleon: High Rollers, The Midnight Miracle, Revisionist History, Living and Dying in Los Angeles and more.
Apple has announced that users will be able to subscribe to exclusive content from creators such as Tenderfoot TV, Pushkin Industries, Radiotopia by PRX and QCODE, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Athletic, Sony Music Entertainment and many more.