What you need to know
- Spotify is rolling out Podcast Subscriptions to all U.S. podcasters.
- It has been testing the service since April.
- It will let creators charge users for listening.
Spotify has today announced it is rolling out Podcast Subscriptions to all U.S. creators after a period of testing.
The company stated:
Spotify says the move will help "maximize creator revenue and offer the widest possible reach so creators can grow their audiences and develop deep connections with listeners," pertinent as it competes with Apple's own Podcasts Subscriptions.
Creators can now find a new option to mark episodes within Anchor as "subscriber-only". It is also rolling out changes to its Podcast Subscription model based on testing. That includes expanded price points (there are now 20 options), and the ability to download a list of contact addresses for subscribers to offer them more content and benefits.
Spotify also says that Podcast Subscriptions will continue to evolve and that it is also coming to international listeners from September 15:
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