Apple is delaying the launch of its upcoming Podcasts subscriptions till June, the corporate introduced in an e-mail despatched to creators Friday (by way of 9to5Mac). The service was beforehand set to launch this month.
Apple’s Podcasts subscriptions will permit folks to subscribe to taking part podcasts to get further perks like ad-free listening or early entry to episodes. In April, Apple stated the subscriptions would launch in 170 nations, and that preliminary companions embody Pushkin Industries and NPR.
The shifted launch comes as some creators utilizing Apple Podcasts have just lately run into some points, equivalent to being unable to log in to Apple’s Podcast Join portal or seeing a delay within the availability of latest episodes. In its e-mail despatched Friday, Apple stated it has mounted the “disruptions” that offered issues.
You may learn Apple’s full e-mail to creators under, which the corporate shared with The Verge.
We’re writing to supply an replace on the provision of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels. We’ve been delighted by the response to final month’s announcement and it’s thrilling to see the tons of of latest subscriptions and channels submitted from creators throughout the globe every single day.
To make sure we’re delivering the perfect expertise for creators and listeners, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels will now launch in June. We’ll talk additional updates on availability, and finest practices that will help you put together your subscriptions and channels, by way of this article.
Over the previous couple of weeks, some creators have skilled delays within the availability of their content material and entry to Apple Podcasts Join. We’ve addressed these disruptions and encourage creators experiencing any points to contact us.
We’ve additionally heard from listeners and made changes primarily based on their suggestions with iOS 14.6, which was launched on Monday. We’ll introduce further enhancements to Library within the coming weeks.
Thanks in your understanding. We will’t wait to see your new subscriptions and channels and we’re wanting ahead to launching them to listeners all over the world quickly.