Apple has made it possible to listen to Apple Podcasts on the web. The Movies and TV show web interfaces have also been updated.
Apple Podcasts dominate the world as the most popular podcasting platform…except South America where Spotify is already dominant.
It’s hard for publishers and individuals to make money via Apple’s platforms like News and Podcasts. Jason Snell’s argument seems to be that competitors like Spotify might do better than Apple because advertisers can’t collect user statistics from Podcasts. It’s a conundrum, because I think you can have both good privacy and good advertising. But Apple is never going to give up privacy in favor of deeper advertising. Hopefully there can be a happy medium.
Maybe it’s all for the best. There aren’t too many examples of enormous tech companies opting not to take advantage of their dominance in a market. Perhaps Apple’s light touch on the world of podcasting will continue, at least until a competitor does something to get its attention.
A list of our favorite podcasts we all listen to during the day, including Welcome to Nightwave, Last Podcast on the Left, and a lot more.
Currently, advertisers rely on download metrics to figure out how valuable it is for ads. But podcasters can’t tell if people skip over the ads.
Today is all privacy, talking Facebook spyware and how to keep your credit card safe, with Andrew Orr, Charlotte Henry, & host Kelly Guimont.
It’s not just white people listening to podcasts anymore. Ten years ago three quarters of the audience were white. Now it’s more diverse.
Apple is investigating after podcasters raised concerns that Analytics was showing a huge fall in listenership.
Analysis from podcast industry tracker Chartable found this, calling the list ““the closest thing to the Billboard Top 100 in the podcast world.”
Apple this week announced that it now hosts more than 550,000 active podcasts with a total of 18.5 million episodes that have been downloaded or streamed 50 billion times.
The Siri podcast feature was designed for the HomePod in mind, and it’s designed for hands-free situations.
The short version of what this company does is making it possible to transcribe, organize, and search audio files.
If you are an iTunes U content creator, you won’t have to do much since Apple will be doing the transition. However, Apple recommends that institutions review current iTunes U Collections and remove outdated or unneeded content before the transition happens.
Apple changed the name of its podcast app from iTunes Podcasts to Apple Podcast. The move includes branding within iTunes, in the Podcasts app, and the Listen on Apple Podcast badge that replaces Listen on iTunes Podcasts.