From Apple: Live: Apple Podcasts for Mac; Podcasts Connect Maintenance
FROM APPLE PODCASTS — October 15, 2019 · Updated December 13, 2019
Dear Podcast Provider,
Below are some updates to help improve the experience for your listeners on Apple Podcasts.
Apple Podcasts for Mac Now Available
Learn more about using the new Apple Podcasts app with macOS Catalina.
Listeners can now search the audio from top English language shows in Apple Podcasts to discover topics and people. Also, show and episode pages display images of hosts and guests.
These enhancements are only available for selected top shows in English. More podcasts will be added over time; please review and accept the latest Terms of Service in Podcasts Connect for your show to be eligible for these features.
If your show already has these enhancements and you’d like to update or add images of hosts and guests, please contact us. Submissions for podcast guests must also include a signed photo release.
Host and Guest Image Specifications
- Square aspect ratio
- Size: 2400 x 2400 preferred, 1440 x 1440 minimum
- Format: PNG or JPG
- Fit the entire face of the person within the image
- Do not crop face, ears, or chin
- Leave padding between edge of the image and the face
- Subject should face and look into the camera
- Use simple, non-distracting backgrounds
- Avoid typography and logos
- Avoid other faces in the image background
Podcasts Connect Maintenance
On October 20, beginning at 6:00 a.m. PT, Podcasts Connect will be unavailable for up to eight hours.
During this maintenance window, users will not be able to submit new feeds or make changes to existing shows. Please make sure you have completed any critical deliveries or changes before this date.
The Apple Podcasts team
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