In an effort to help people connect with unique and compelling voices around the world, Twitter is integrating podcasts into its social media app. The feature will be a part of the Spaces tab.
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Over the years creators have uploaded video editions of their podcasts to YouTube for viewers to watch while they listen, however Google is looking to push this further thanks to a new Explore page.
Spotify is separating Music and Podcasts. The first section will help discover content, while the latter will offer more information as well. Subscribers can switch back to the old Home as well.
Spotify has decided to stop the manufacturing of Car Thing, just five months after its general availability in the U.S. The $89.99 hardware offered a dedicated Spotify streaming solution for your car.
Twitter is seemingly working on a podcasts-related capability. An interface is already being implemented but it's in very early stages, making it difficult to decipher what it may look like.
Amazon is adding auto-generated synchronized transcripts for podcasts on the Amazon Music app on both iOS and Android apps. Users can also navigate through a podcast by scrolling up and down.
Apple is reportedly opening subscriptions for Podcasts to consumers globally on June 15 after a month of delay. It was unveiled in April, during which Apple promised to make it available in May.
Multiple updates were announced to the Spotify app today, which include a beta version of a podcast transcription feature, a text-resizing capability, and increased readability features.
Apple is reportedly working on bringing its Music and Podcasts app to the Microsoft Store and is currently testing them in private beta. It is not clear if the apps will be exclusive to Xbox alone.
In order to set itself up to compete against Spotify and others in the podcasting sphere, Amazon is acquiring Wondery, a top-rated podcast creator well-known for true crime podcasts like Dirty John.
Spotify subscribers in 11 more countries outside the U.S. can now ask their Amazon Alexa-enabled devices to play their favorite podcasts just by using their voice. It's available starting today.
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Google has rolled out an option to change the default podcast service in Assistant across Chromebooks, Smart displays, TVs, Home, and more. However, the option only supports Google Podcasts for now.
Spotify has made a deal with Chernin Entertainment to percolate TV shows and movies from podcasts. The production company will get first dibs on developing pitches around Spotify IP.
Today, Amazon announced that it's bringing podcasts to its Music service across all tiers, and it's doing so with no additional cost. It's also going to be producing new original content.
Spotify is experimenting with a new feature for sharing quotes from podcasts to some social networking sites. The new capability is available on the service's mobile app at this moment.
The feature will be similar to Apple Music's "For You" tab, which makes suggestions based on your listening history. There will also be an option for creators to offer bonus content.
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Starting September 1, the podcast will be available on the music streaming platform and will become an exclusive later this year. The deal is reportedly worth more than $100 million.
The company's CEO believes that in the near future, a large chunk of radio advertising will move online to streaming services like Spotify. The firm is currently focusing on podcasts and artist ads.
Today, Google is launching Podcasts Manager, a new tool for podcasters which helps them make shows available on Google Podcasts and provides insights into the audience's listening habits.
Spotify is preparing a new way of delivering ads to podcast listeners, using information the company knows about users to deliver targeted ads instead of preset ads that are included in the podcast.
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Today, Amazon announced that you can now use Apple Podcasts and Spotify podcasts on its Echo devices. It will also sync with your account so you'll be able to start from the same place on your phone.
Spotify has rolled out "Your Daily Podcast" Playlist in many countries. It mixes podcasts you already follow with Spotify's own recommendations, helping you discover new podcast content.
Thanks to an update introduced today, users can now find more relevant podcasts on Google Search. Apart from them being easier to find, users can also listen to podcast episodes from search results.
In good news for content creators, Spotify's Soundtrap service has now removed the project cap on its free plan, bringing it in line with its paid subscription options in terms of available storage.
Apple is said to be retiring the iTunes app on macOS with the next major update to the operating system at WWDC 2019. Its features will be divided into separate Music, TV and Podcasts apps.
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Google has announced a partnership with PRX to help get underrepresented groups more involved with podcasting. For those who don't apply, PRX will develop a podcasting 101 series to get them started.
Amazon has announced several new features for Amazon FreeTime for Alexa, including routines, podcasts, and audiobooks, that are all oriented towards children. There's also a nifty whisper feature now.
Google today announced Google Podcasts, its new standalone podcasts app. Interestingly, the app is currently exclusive to its Android platform, with no mention of a version for iOS.
The team behind Plex is rolling out an update to its apps today, and it includes a new, highly customizable, home screen for iOS and Android, plus support for podcasts including new playback controls.
Shifty Jelly, maker of the popular cross-platform podcatcher Pocket Casts, has been acquired by multiple parties, namely NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago and the podcast 'This American Life'.
Apple has now released a new analytics tool for podcasters in order to aid listening habits. The new tool will provide podcasters with average statistics regarding listening habits.
After months of promises, Google is finally rolling out support for podcasts in Google Play Music. The feature will be free and will begin rolling out today to Android and the web client.
Podcast support in Windows Phone is nothing to be happy about but luckily for us there are some pretty good alternative out there, including Podcast Lounge, which we're reviewing here.
Apple is celebrating a new milestone: 1 billion podcast subscriptions. This format has become on of the most popular entertainment mediums out there with countless episodes being released every day.
While Nokia is launching brand new devices, users are waiting for updates to the Windows Phone OS. GDR2, which is an update to WP8 is expected to launch this summer and we finally know what it brings.
Neowin launches a new series of podcasts devoted to the discussion of games and gaming news, including the launch of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Minecraft 1.0 and more.