What you need to know
- Apple Podcasts Subscriptions will now launch on June 15.
- Podcast Channels will also launch on that date.
- Apple has delayed the launch to fix some issues with the Podcasts app.
After a bit of a delay, Apple has officially confirmed that Apple Podcasts Subscriptions will launch on June 15.
As reported by The Verge, Apple has sent an email to podcasters that revealed the new launch date. The company also confirmed that Podcast Channels, which allows users to find even more podcasts from their favorite creators.
Apple had planned to launch the new features in May but delayed their introduction "to ensure we are delivering the best experience for creators and listeners."
Apple was also taking to address some issues with the Podcasts app that were introduced with the iOS 14.6 update.
When the feature launches, podcasters will be able to charge a monthly rate for access to premium content.
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