"The Joe Rogan Experience" is leaving Apple Podcasts for Spotify
What you need to know
- "The Joe Rogan Experience" is leaving Apple Podcasts for Spotify.
- The show has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with the streaming service.
- It will debut on the platform on September 1, 2020.
Spotify has been aggressively expanding into the Podcast industry. Between a redesign of its app and its acquisition of popular podcast creation software Anchor, the company has solidified itself as a major player in the space.
Today, the company announced that it has signed an exclusive deal with one of the podcasting community's longest-running shows: The Joe Rogan Experience. In a blog post on the company's website, Spotify says that they have signed a "multi-year exclusive licensing deal" with the popular interviewer/commentator.
The company says that the show will also be transitioning the video version of its podcast to the platform and be available to users within the Spotify app.
According to Spotify, the show will debut on September 1, 2020, and become exclusive to their platform later in the year. It will be free for all Spotify customers.
This marks a major win for Spotify, as the show has consistently been one of the highest performing podcasts in its decade-long history. It is also a major blow to Apple Podcasts and marks a significant shift in how the podcast industry chooses to deliver its content to its listeners.
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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.