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Apple are putting new podcast category changes live

Apple are putting new podcast category changes live

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  • Apple

    Apple appears to be in the process of putting their new podcast categories live. They announced them at WWDC earlier this year.

    • The Daily now appears in the “News” category, which was previously called “News & Politics”; however The Wilderness appears to be in the same category under the older “News & Politics” name. They both reference “News & Politics” in their RSS feeds. (The iTunes API that everyone else uses is still returning the old names).
    • Scuba Obsessed is in the brand new 'Wilderness’ category. Their RSS feed specifies “Sports & Recreation > Outdoor”.
    • Browsing via category appears to have been suspended in Apple Podcasts apps, including the beta Apple Podcasts macOS and iOS 13 apps, and, we understand, iTunes too.
  • Blubrry
    Libsyn

    Blubrry has already activated the new podcast categories in their platform; and we understand Libsyn should follow suit today. The Powerpress Wordpress plugin has a new release to also support the new categories.

  • Can’t update your categories to the new ones yet? Don’t worry: your podcast will not be de-listed.

  • Blubrry
    IAB

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