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January 12, 2021:
    Social podcast app Breaker is not to close after all. The app has been acquired by Maple Media, an LA-based publisher, which already owns Player FM and Podkicker. The Breaker team will still be joining Twitter.
September 23, 2020:
July 10, 2020:
    After we reported it as a bug, Player FM's RSS feed checker now identifies itself correctly (rather than Ruby which was its useragent until now). We're seeing it identify itself as something like PlayerFM/1.0 Podcast Sync (687 subscribers; url= which looks excellently informative. Thank you!
July 8, 2020:
    Exclusive: App company Maple Media, which purchased podcast app Player FM on Apr 30, has bought another: Android podcast app Podkicker. Podkicker has had more than 500,000 downloads (Player FM has more than 5 million). We're told a formal announcement is to be made in the coming weeks.
July 1, 2020:
    Player FM's iOS app has had an update: the popular podcast app now includes Apple Watch support, a 'relax and sleep' collection of shows, and full support for iPad.
June 30, 2020:
    Maple Media, who bought podcast app Player FM earlier this year, are about to buy another, unnamed, podcast app - according to the Los Angeles Business Journal, which claims that "podcast biz is heating up".
April 30, 2020:
August 2, 2019:
July 30, 2019:
    It’s now day seven without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps while the company reworks them. Spreaker has supported them since last week; podcast app Player FM has completed integration, though points out that their own categories are more detailed. Podnews podcast pages, like this for The Thing About Cars, now display the Apple primary genre (in this case, 'comedy').
July 26, 2019:
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April 4, 2019:
    Podchaser has announced 21 data partnerships of podcast websites and apps using Podchaser creator data. Services include RadioPublic, Player FM, and Podnews. "Podnews links to Podchaser from our podcast pages whenever we mention a podcast in our free daily newsletter," says our Editor, James Cridland.
March 26, 2019:
December 20, 2018:
    Our podcast pages now include links to Podknife, Player FM and Listen Notes.
November 9, 2018:
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November 10, 2017:
    Player FM, a capable Android podcast app, moves to v4 with a redesign. The app is free, with a newly-announced monthly subscription fee. The app already claims over 100 paying users, and premium features include aggressive storage compression to fit more podcasts onto your phone. It's in Google Play now, and v4 is rolling out over the next few days.

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