Google Podcasts hits new installation milestone
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Google Podcasts has hit 100m installations on Android. Since November it has doubled installations, added support for subscribing by RSS feed, and is the #3 podcast app according to Libsyn and Buzzsprout. It’s due to launch personalised episode recommendations at some stage this week. Surprisingly, it is not a standard install on new Android phones.
- Podcast Addict and Castbox are the platform’s other big apps, according to our analysis, above.
RØDE has released RØDE Connect, recording software that allows you to connect up to four NT-USB Mini microphones to the same computer.
Poductivity, a privacy-friendly method of offering interaction and engagement for podcasts, has launched an early alpha with The Gerry Anderson Podcast, which includes interactive elements. Mark Asquith, CEO of Rebel Base Media, tweets about Poductivity’s journey so far. (Podnews’s Editor, James Cridland, is an advisor).
The Infinite Dial® 2021 Australia will be announced on April 28 (Apr 27 in the US).
AudioUK, the trade body for podcast, radio and audiobook production companies in the UK, has launched a support service for legal and business affairs for its members.
Racket is a new service in pre-launch that promises “easy short-form podcasting”. You can reserve your username now.
Conan O’Brien Needs A Fan, a new show from Earwolf and Team Coco, launches tomorrow according to Deadline. Interestingly, perhaps, the show is not, yet, in Apple Podcasts.
In Australia, Audiocraft are running a workshop series designed to strengthen your podcast idea, give you the skills you need to make it, and help you find your audience. The events are online, or in-person in Sydney NSW.
Interesting thing about the Spotlight feature in Apple Podcasts, launched in January: part of the support for selected shows includes Apple negotiating promo swaps.
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- A programming note: on social media, we’ve promised a deep-dive into Buzzsprout’s data about Spotify beating Apple for downloads in March. Our article is in for comment with Libsyn, who publicly say the figures are very different; we’re looking forward to hearing from them.
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