Apple Podcasts Subscriptions is delayed.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has despatched an electronic mail to podcasters on its platform that it’s delaying the launch of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, its new function that can permit podcasters to supply a paid tier of a podcast throughout the Apple Podcasts app.
Whereas the function was initially deliberate to launch in Might, Apple is delaying its launch till June “to make sure we’re delivering the very best expertise for creators and listeners.”
We’re writing to supply an replace on the supply of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels. We have been delighted by the response to final month’s announcement and it is thrilling to see the a whole lot of recent subscriptions and channels submitted from creators throughout the globe day by day.
To make sure we’re delivering the very best expertise for creators and listeners, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels will now launch in June. We are going to talk additional updates on availability, and greatest practices that can assist you put together your subscriptions and channels, by means of this article.
The letter additionally addressed a number of the points that podcasters and listeners have been experiencing when iOS 14.5 launched to the general public.
Over the previous few weeks, some creators have skilled delays within the availability of their content material and entry to Apple Podcasts Join. We have addressed these disruptions and encourage creators experiencing any points to contact us.
We have additionally heard from listeners and made changes based mostly on their suggestions with iOS 14.6, which was launched on Monday. We are going to introduce extra enhancements to Library within the coming weeks.
When Apple Podcasts Subscriptions launches in June, podcasters will be capable to supply a paid tier to their podcast that grants listeners entry to unique episodes and extra.