After some delay, Apple Podcasts declared the launch of in-app subscriptions next week.
According to The Verge, the worldwide launch of the Subscriptions and Channels, which are groups of shows, will take place on June 15, the company said today in an email to podcasters.
Apple first launched in-app subscriptions in April with a launch condemned for May. He then emailed the creators to let them know that the feature’s launch would be scheduled to June to “ensure we deliver the best experience for creators and listeners,” possibly due to issues the company founded with a recent update to the backend.
With this feature, listeners can subscribe to certain shows or networks for early access and ad-free content, along with other benefits.
Beyond the delay in this rollout, podcasters have opposed that Apple’s latest podcast update, made in preparation for subscription offerings, completely destroyed the system.
Podnews reported two weeks ago that several creators have experienced a series of issues, including the delay of their episodes, the breaking of their analyzes and the disappearance of their illustrations.
Apple’s big idea is that putting a subscribe button in the podcast app could attract more premium listeners to various services, such as Luminary and Wondery Plus. These groups have had to overcome the barrier of forcing people to subscribe in an app separate from their regular listening platform.
Meanwhile, Spotify has announced and launched its subscription podcast plan since Apple launched its product and postponed the release.