The company sent out the following notice today...
Dear Podcast Creator,
We're writing to provide an update on the availability of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels. We've been delighted by the response to last month's announcement and it's exciting to see the hundreds of new subscriptions and channels submitted from creators across the globe every day.
To ensure we are delivering the best experience for creators and listeners, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels will now launch in June. We will communicate further updates on availability, and best practices to help you prepare your subscriptions and channels, through this newsletter.
Over the last few weeks, some creators have experienced delays in the availability of their content and access to Apple Podcasts Connect. We've addressed these disruptions and encourage creators experiencing any issues to contact us.
We've also heard from listeners and made adjustments based on their feedback with iOS 14.6, which was released on Monday. We will introduce additional enhancements to Library in the corning weeks.
Thank you for your understanding. We can't wait to see your new subscriptions and channels and we are looking forward to launching them to listeners around the world soon.
The Apple Podcasts team
Apple announced Podcasts Subscriptions back in April. Subscribers will get a variety of benefits curated by creators, such as ad-free listening, access to additional content, and early or exclusive access to new series. You can learn more about Apple Podcasts Subscriptions here.
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