Back in April Apple announced that it would introduce Apple Podcasts Subscriptions in May, which would allow users to subscribe to premium content offered by podcast creators. In exchange for paying a creator to listen to their podcast, subscribers can listen to content ad-free and have access to bonus content that is only available to subscribers. 9to5Mac reports that Apple today distributed an email to podcast providers saying the new platform designed for paid podcasts will be postponed until June.
9to5Mac received a copy of the email in which the tech giant said it was delaying its launch in order to “ensure the best experience for creators and listeners”. The letter reads, “We are writing to provide an update on the availability of Apple Podcasts subscriptions and channels. We’ve enjoyed the response to last month’s announcement and it’s exciting to see the hundreds of new subscriptions and channels added see that of YouTubers from all over the globe every day. “
The iOS 14.6 update brought support for podcast subscriptions
Apple adds, “To make sure we have the best experience for YouTubers and listeners, Apple Podcasts subscriptions and channels will start now in June.” some YouTubers experienced delays in the availability of their content and in accessing Apple Podcasts Connect. We have resolved these glitches and encourage YouTubers to contact us if you have any problems. “
When Apple dropped iOS 14.6 a few days ago, It included support for podcast subscriptions and tweaked some of the application designs that weren’t well received by users. We’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see if the delay announced by Apple translates into much-needed improvements to the Podcasts subscription app.