Apple recently announced its own Podcast Subscription service but the release will be delayed until June in order for the company to provide an optimal experience to those who use the service to publish their content as well a their audience and consumers alike.
The premium-tier subscription side of the Podcasts has been talked about in the news for quite a while and some reports have suggested that the service would’ve been live considering the fact that the Cupertino-based tech giant made the official announcement back in April.
However, Apple had sent out a number of email messages to its Podcasts creators revealing it will take the service live by June according to a Twitter user with the handle @Jaytorres who made the revelation based on an email he had received from Apple.
Below is the email which he posted on his Twitter account offering a better context to why the service was delayed a bit for at least a month.
We’re writing to provide an update on the availability of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels. We’ve been delighted by the response to last month’s announcement and it’s exciting to see the hundreds of new subscriptions and channels submitted from creators across the globe every day.
To ensure we are delivering the best experience for creators and listeners, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels will now launch in June. We will communicate further updates on availability, and best practices to help you prepare your subscriptions and channels, through this newsletter.
Over the last few weeks, some creators have experienced delays in the availability of their content and access to Apple Podcasts Connect. We’ve addressed these disruptions and encourage creators experiencing any issues to contact us.
We’ve also heard from listeners and made adjustments based on their feedback with iOS 14.6, which was released on Monday. We will introduce additional enhancements to Library in the coming weeks.
When the service go live by June, consumers will be able to listen to ad-free content, exclusives and much more.
Another good bargain for Apple users is the fact that the new iOS 14.6 has support for the new service which will make it a good transition for those that upgrade to the new operating system.
We’ll have to wait a bit to see what the tech company have to offer its millions of audience and thousands of content creators across the globe.