In an email sent out to podcasters today, Apple has officially announced the June 15 launch date for its Apple Podcasts Subscriptions platform (via 9to5Mac). “We’re pleased to share that Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels will launch worldwide on Tuesday, June 15,” said Apple.
Previously set for May launch, the Apple Podcasts Subscriptions platform promises “the best experience for creators and listeners.” Apple also plans to bring additional improvements for its Podcasts application following a variety of issues after the release of iOS 14.5 earlier this year.
Apple’s email also included links to where podcasters can learn about subscription best practices and guidelines.
The company gives some advice to podcasters to help make “podcast subscriptions and channels shine.”
Use artwork that is simple, recognizable, and legible.
Clearly communicate the benefits you are offering subscribers.
Ensure you are uploading enough subscriber-only audio to provide a premium experience
The Apple Podcasts Subscriptions platform will allow podcasters to offer paid subscriptions with bonus content, ad-free episodes, subscriber-only episodes, and more.