Apple Podcasts Now Include Exclusive Content from Apple Music, Apple News+, and more
With the release of iOS 17, Apple has revealed an improved experience for its own Apple Podcasts app, in response to Google‘s decision to redirect podcast listeners to YouTube Music. With the updated software, the service will be compatible with the iPhone‘s new StandBy mode, as well as full-screen artwork, a simplified queue, episode art, interactive widgets, search filters, and more.
Subscription-based shows from other apps will be made available to paying subscribers within the Podcasts app thanks to a new API that allows integration with Apple Podcasts. Podcasts, news summaries, narrated articles, radio programs with music, instructional courses, guided meditations, sleep sounds, and other similar apps fall into this category.
The New York Times Audio app, which debuted in May, could implement this capability if it so desired. The app has been attacked for its failure to understand how consumers want to consume podcasts and audio news, despite the fact that it provides content that is exclusive to the NYT and not available anywhere else. Many iPhone owners have already settled on Apple Podcasts as their preferred method of listening to podcasts.
Any third-party app that uses this API to import its material will be made available in Apple Podcasts, allowing its members to sign in directly from the Podcasts app. The business claims this makes it possible for users to stream content on their iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, HomePod, CarPlay, and Apple Watch while wearing AirPods.
Bloomberg, Curio, L’Équipe, Mamamia, Sleep Cycle, The Economist, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WELT News, and Zen are just a few of the early adopters of the product. Connecting subscriptions with Apple Podcasts will be available beginning next month.
Apple is setting an excellent example by making available in the Apple Podcasts app for its subscribers narrated audio news pieces from Apple News+ publishers. Previously exclusive to Apple Podcasts, the function is now available in Apple News under the new moniker Apple News+ Narrated.
Meanwhile, Apple Music’s coverage of the 2024 Apple Music Halftime Show will be available to subscribers on Apple Podcasts, along with anchor-hosted shows from Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Kelleigh Bannen, and artist-hosted programs like “Angel Hour Radio” with pop singer-songwriter Reneé Rapp, “Time Crisis” hosted by Vampire Weekend’s frontman Ezra Koenig, “OTHERtone” featuring artist and producer Pharrell Williams, and others, like “Deep Hidden Meaning Radio” and weekly playlist shows like “Rap Life Radio,” and many more.
There are 42 new Apple Music shows and 4 new Apple News shows, including the daily news briefing Apple News Today, the weekly interview show Apple News In Conversation, Apple News+ Narrated, and the World Cup show After the Whistle, as shown in the accompanying graphic.
Apple Podcasts integration requires iOS 17, iPadOS 17, or MacOS Sonoma, and the developer’s support (which may or may not be available in all regions). There are now only four countries where you may get Apple News+, however Apple Music can be found in more than 67 different nations and regions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to “Apple Music, News+, and More Unique Content Now on Apple Podcasts”;
1. What is the new content being added to Apple Podcasts from Apple Music and News+?
- Apple is introducing a variety of new and exclusive content to Apple Podcasts, including music-related shows from Apple Music and news-related podcasts from News+.
2. How can I access this new content on Apple Podcasts?
- You can access the new content on Apple Podcasts by opening the Apple Podcasts app on your iOS device or Mac. Look for the “Apple Music” and “News+” sections or explore the new shows and episodes.
3. Is the new content available to all Apple Podcasts users?
- Yes, the new content should be available to all Apple Podcasts users, although certain shows or episodes may require subscriptions to Apple Music or News+ for full access.
4. Do I need an Apple Music or News+ subscription to listen to the new content?
- While some content may be available for free, certain shows and episodes may require a subscription to Apple Music or News+ for access to premium or exclusive content.
5. Can I download and listen to the new content offline?
- Yes, you can download episodes of the new content from Apple Podcasts and listen to them offline, just like any other podcast.
6. Are there any additional costs associated with accessing the new content on Apple Podcasts?
- Any additional costs will depend on whether you choose to subscribe to Apple Music or News+ for access to premium content. Standard podcast listening remains free.
7. Will my existing podcast subscriptions be affected by the introduction of this new content?
- Your existing podcast subscriptions should not be affected. You can continue to enjoy your current podcast subscriptions alongside the new content.
8. How often will Apple be adding new content from Apple Music and News+ to Apple Podcasts?
- The frequency of new content additions may vary, but Apple is likely to continue updating and expanding the offerings on an ongoing basis.
9. Can I share or recommend this new content to others?
- Yes, you can share and recommend the new content to others using the sharing features within the Apple Podcasts app.
10. Where can I find more information about the specific shows and episodes that have been added from Apple Music and News+?
- You can find more information about the new content by browsing the Apple Podcasts app, visiting Apple’s official website, or checking out official announcements from Apple.
Please note that the availability of this content and specific details may vary by region and may change over time, so it’s a good idea to stay updated through the Apple Podcasts app and Apple’s official channels for the latest information.