Creators complain about Apple Podcasts subscription teething problems
What you need to know
- Apple announced a podcast subscription service earlier this year.
- A new report says the platform is off to a rocky start.
- Creators complain of long upload times and other issues.
A new report says that Apple's Podcast Subscription service is off to a rocky start.
From The Verge:
Apple announced its Podcasts subscription service in April, which lets users sign up for premium podcast subscriptions to access benefits offered by creators such as ad-free listening. Since its launch, however, there have apparently been some issues.
According to the report, an auto-download bug in the app caused a 31 percent drop in downloads in the summer, with other problems reported concerning podcast libraries and subscriptions. Creators also say that uploading to Apple is troublesome:
Apple recently announced that creators using the platform will earn 100% commission on every subscription sign-up they get through November, double the usual 50% one-time bounty.
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