How no commuting affected podcasts last year
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Correction: Yesterday, we reported an apparent change in Apple Podcasts’ automatic downloads in the next release. In fact, we’d found a known bug in the current beta around auto-downloads, which has already been fixed in a future release. We’ve been told there is no change in automatic download behaviour planned. Resetting an iPod Touch to a clean, anonymous install of iOS 14.5 confirms this - automatic downloads are enabled in the settings app and per podcast by default.
Acast have shared data from their platform, with time-of-day listening, the effect of the lack of commute, and state-by-state data (California, as ever, appearing top). The company has also announced that it is planning an Initial Public Offering (IPO)
Omny Studio has also shared data from their platform - they share average downloads per episode and when episodes are being listened-to.
Twitter Spaces will be rolled-out to everyone next month - on both iOS and Android.
Deezer has worked with French podcast host Ausha to launch “a new energy-efficient podcast API” that eliminates the need to crawl RSS feeds. (Is that WebSub? Or some kind of proprietary version? We’ve questions in to find out)
A small amount of podcasts are on Tidal now. However, there’s no submission process, with all shows being curated by their team.
“We’re thrilled to be joining Entercom. We just had so many synergies with the leadership and the team with how we see the open podcast ecosystem,” said Agnes Kozera from Podcorn in an interview with Podland, to be released later today. “They see podcasting as the next big thing, and podcasters as celebrities and influencers as we do.”
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