Apple announced on June 15, 2021, that Apple Podcast Subscriptions and channels are now available worldwide. This news comes after Apple unveiled Apple Podcast Subscriptions in April of 2021. Subscriptions include Luminary’s The Midnight Miracle, Pushkin Industries’ Revisionist History, QCODE’s Blackout, and CNN’s The Handoff.
Thousands of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels from the world’s best audio creators, including the Los Angeles Times, Luminary, NPR, Pushkin Industries, and QCODE, are available today, with more launching every week.
Apple pointed out that listeners in 170 countries and regions can purchase subscriptions to individual shows and groups of shows through channels, making it easy to support their favorite creators, enjoy new content, and unlock additional benefits. Those benefits include ad-free listening and early access, directly on Apple Podcasts.
Listeners can now discover thousands of subscriptions and channels featuring brand new shows that span many genres and formats, including news, comedy, sports, and true crime, offering listeners premium experiences that help them stay informed, entertained, connected, and inspired.
These include subscriptions to shows from essential independent voices like Birthful with Adriana Lozada, Pantsuit Politics with Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland, Snap Judgement with Glynn Washington, and You Had Me At Black with Martina Abrams Ilunga.
Apple Podcast Subscriptions also include premier studios such as Lemonade Media, Luminary, Realm, and Wondery; and leading media and entertainment brands, including CNN, NPR The Washington Post, and Sony Music Entertainment.
When listeners purchase a subscription to a show, they automatically follow the show and the page is updated with a Subscriber Edition label so they know they have access to the premium experience.
Listeners can discover channels for their favorite podcasts from each show page and through Search, explore reconditions from the Listen Now and Browse tabs, and share channels using Messages, Mail and other apps. As listeners subscribe to channels, the Listen Now tab expands with new rows that provides easy access to all of the content included in the channel and with their subscription.