Comments visible in the new Spotify for Podcasters app

Spotify adds Comments; and a new mobile app for podcasters

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  • Spotify has launched Comments, allowing any listener to leave comments on your podcast episodes. The feature is rolling out from today, and replaces the Q&A feature. Also, the Spotify for Podcasters app on iOS and Android now supports all podcasts, wherever they’re hosted - giving analytics, notifications and additional information.

    • Unlike Apple Podcasts reviews, all Comments are private, and you choose to make them visible - plus, you can publicly reply to them, and you can block accounts to help fight online trolls. You can turn off Comments altogether too, in the Spotify for Podcasters dashboard or in the new app - they’re all features requested in comments to our Report Card earlier on this year, which we shared with Spotify directly. Our comments are open, though, so if you can, leave us a comment.
    • You can, of course, leave comments for each episode in YouTube and in GoodPods; but each app has its own comments. There are no APIs into either comments on GoodPods or Spotify.
  • Ad attribution company Podscribe has launched “automated pixel distribution”, which automates the generation and distribution of pixels to multiple publishers.

  • Rephonic has added “listeners per episode” estimates to its podcast information service. (Anyone can claim their podcast by using OP3, and seeing all the data for your show). Here’s what our page looks like - we make aggregate ratings from Rephonic data in our podcast pages.

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