One month late: Apple launches paid subscriptions for podcasts

One month late: Apple launches paid subscriptions for podcasts

Apple has officially launched a paid podcast subscription service. This happened belatedly, because the launch was originally planned in May.

The tech giant announced it will add paid subscriptions to its Podcasts app in April 2021 so that creators can get paid for content from listeners. Creators will now be able to set their own prices and decide what perks paid subscribers get, such as ad-free listening and exclusive releases.

For all subscriptions organized through the Apple platform, creators will receive 70% of user royalties, with 30% going to Apple. Apple Podcast subscriptions also include the ability to create feeds, which are a collection of different shows on a single page.

Note that at the end of May, Apple released iOS 14.6 with support for paid podcast subscriptions.

One month late: Apple launches paid subscriptions for podcasts

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