What you need to know
- Apple is removing the "Subscribe" button from the Apple Podcasts app in iOS 14.5.
- It is being replaced with a "Follow" button instead.
The "Subscribe" button will soon be erased from Apple Podcasts.
As reported by PodNews, Apple has made a small but notable change to the Podcasts app in iOS 14.5. Rather than subscribing to a podcast, users will now have the option to "Follow" the shows that they want.
While Apple has not said why it is making the change, the report speculates that the wording change could result in more podcast subscriptions. Apparently, some users are weary to hit the "Subscribe" button, thinking that it will cost them money.
Apple Podcasts is also not the only one to already make this change. Spotify, Audible, Amazon Music, and Stitcher are already using a "Follow" button instead of "Subscribe".
It is currently unclear when iOS 14.5 will be available to the public. The new version of iOS is still in the third stage of its developer beta.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.