What's new for Apple Podcasts in iOS 16.4
The next version of iOS and macOS will include a few changes to Apple Podcasts. A list of channels will appear within your library; there are improvements with the Up Next queue; and CarPlay improvements.Apple
- This is also the release that finally removes the AppleCoreMedia user agent from Apple Podcasts, which will significantly improve the accuracy of podcast stats. The new code in iOS to achieve this was announced in June last year: most other podcast apps have put it in place.Apple Apple Podcasts
- Podnews has an Apple Podcasts channel, and you can get our three podcasts ad-free by subscribing.Apple Apple Podcasts Podnews
SiriusXM is still number one for podcasting, according to iHeart-owned Triton Digital. The January podcast ranker for the US also has a brand new #1 show - NPR News Now, which has overtaken Crime Junkie. The ranker measures participating publishers only.Triton Digital SiriusXM
The online podcast creation tool Podcastle has added a new service called Revoice. After reading 70 sentences, the tool makes a clone of your voice, so you can record podcasts, or make changes, just using text. Podcastle also includes a remote recording tool, a multitrack browser-based editor, noise reduction and automated removal of filler words. You can hear this paragraph read by Podcastle’s Revoice tool in our Podnews Daily podcast today.Podnews
Annalise Nielsen from Pacific Content suggests that brands targeting Millennial women have been noticeably absent from the branded podcast space.Pacific Content
The Podcast Host looked back at Africa Podcast Day and links to videos from the event.
In Toronto ON, Canada, PodCamp Toronto is to return on Feb 24-26. Admission is free.
You should take two minutes now to fill in the Podnews Report Card. Your feedback goes back (anonymously) to the podcast platforms, and helps them know where to improve.Podnews
Moves and hires
- Susan Wojcicki has stepped down as CEO of YouTube. She has been at Google for almost 25 years, and rented out garage space to Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998. Neal Mohan will be the new CEO; he’s currently Chief Product Officer for the company.Google
Tips and tricks - with Podcast Movement Evolutions
- Erik Jones shares 10 Very Scientific Charts and Graphs About the Podcast Industry. The top one is brilliant.
Podcast data for Feb 17
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce (Wave Sports + Entertainment) SG: Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques (Stanford GSB)
- #1 in Spotify: US: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan) SG: Epic Minahs The Podcast Series (Epic Minahs)
- Over the last week, 217,946 podcasts published at least one new episode. See more podcast data at the Podcast Business Journal.
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