Apple Podcasts Connect Disruptions and Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Launching in June

Apple has sent out communication! YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

Key communication:

  • Apple Podcasts Subscriptions will not be launching until June. (NOTE: June has 30 days in it)
  • They will “communicate further updates” through “this newsletter” – meaning emails coming directly from the Apple Podcasts team so keep an eye on your email inbox! (NOTE: not everyone gets the email newsletter from the Apple Podcasts team – I didn’t this time 🤔)
  • They acknowledged that Apple Podcasts Connect had problems!
  • If you are experiencing Apple Podcasts issue contact https://podcastsconnect.apple.com/contactus

Read the complete email below!


Dear Podcast Creator,

We’re writing to provide an update on the availability of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels. 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.

Thank you for your understanding. We can’t wait to see your new subscriptions and channels and we are looking forward to launching them to listeners around the world soon.

Best regards,
The Apple Podcasts Team

To get started with subscriptions and channels, visit podcasters.apple.com.

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