Apple has announced that the podcast subscription platform will be available from June 15th.
In an email sent to podcasters today, Apple claimed that your subscriptions and channels in the Apple Podcast application will be published on June 15.
The platform Apple Podcast Subscriptions was supposed to be available in May, but Apple delayed the launch for “ensure the best experience for creators and listeners“. The company also promised further improvements for the Podcast app following a number of issues following the release of iOS 14.5.
The new service does not include a single subscription fee that covers all programs that are part of it, since users will be able to pay for each show they choose to subscribe to.
Pricing for each subscription is set by the creators and billed monthly by default“Says Apple. “Creators can also offer annual billing, which subscribers can manage from their Apple ID account settings, now accessible from Listen Now. Listeners will also be able to access free trials and demo episodes offered by the creators. Thanks to Family Sharing, up to six members of the same family can share a subscription.
Apple will retain 30% of the revenue creators generate through subscriptions in their first year on the platform, and then it will drop to 15% thereafter. The new subscription podcasts follow what Spotify has done in recent months and aim to bring higher quality content to the platform.