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Spotify Open Access

We noted yesterday that despite Acast being promoted as a launch partner for Spotify Open Access in July last year, their new Acast+ product does not support it.

  • Acast says: (our emphasis) “Acast+ will work on all podcast listening platforms that give their users the ability to add any RSS feed of their choice. This means that a few podcast players - like Spotify - are currently excluded because they work differently. However, we are part of their OAP programme and we are continuing to work with them on their approach to how they manage subscriptions to ensure that the end product meets what’s best for Acast creators and the open ecosystem - which is for podcasters to have direct relationships with their listeners. Acast+ works on the majority of podcast apps and players including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, and Castbox and is available to access for 80% of our listeners.”

  • Spotify says: “As shared in the announcement, we’re activating those partners on a rolling basis – to mention just a few that have already been announced as live since July, we have rolled out Supercast, Slate Plus, Pushkin Industries and Mamamia. We have no new specifics to share right now, but expect to hear more from us in the near future!”

  • And, Jennifer Tribe, Supercast's Head of Marketing, spots a marketing opportunity: “I’d like to note that Supercast was also on the Open Access launch partner list: and we have rolled out our integration (as of Oct 2021). At this point, we’re the only subscription platform offering it to all our podcasters.”

Perhaps we should add Spotify Open Access to our list of things announced by Spotify that haven’t launched yet.

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