Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Delayed For Last-Minute Fixes
Apple has waited until the eleventh hour to delay its late May rollout of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions.
The company announced in an email to podcasters overnight that the system requires various tweaks to “ensure the best experience for creators and listeners.”
“We’re writing to provide an update on the availability of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels,” the email read.
“We’ve been delighted by the response to last month’s announcement and it’s exciting to see the hundreds of new subscriptions and channels submitted from creators across the globe every day.
“To ensure we are delivering the best experience for creators and listeners, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels will now launch in June. We will communicate further updates on availability, and best practices to help you prepare your subscriptions and channels, through this newsletter.
“Over the last few weeks, some creators have experienced delays in the availability of their content and access to Apple Podcasts Connect. We’ve addressed these disruptions and encourage creators experiencing any issues to contact us.
“We’ve also heard from listeners and made adjustments based on their feedback with iOS 14.6, which was released on Monday. We will introduce additional enhancements to Library in the coming weeks.”
The Apple Podcasts Subscriptions platform was announced in late April, with an aim to launching in May.