Overcast’s beta update show which podcasts are tracking you

Podcast player app Overcast’s new transparency feature shows what services podcasts use to serve ads and track listners. This is the first major podcast platform we’ve seen implement this feature. You can’t opt out of…

Audible launch Audible Plus – a cheaper unlimited listening plan

Audible announce their All-You-Can-Listen Audible Plus membership option, without book credits, at around half the price of Premium Plus accounts. Audible are currently previewing Audible Plus accounts that offer unlimited listening to a selection of…

Google Nest update makes multi-room audio easier

You no longer need to create speaker groups to control music and podcasts throughout the house. Start streaming audio to multiple speakers with a tap. Prior to the new update, multi-room audio was possible via…

Music and Podcasts, what’s next for Spotify? Audiobooks

Spotify look to “imagine new possibilities for what AudioBooks can be” with a brand new division to create and release them. Earlier this year Spotify launched a free audiobook reading of Harry Potter and the…

Spotify share their latest trends shaping summer 2020

Spotify give us an idea of what songs and podcasts people are adding to their playlists and listening to this summer. In June, based on streaming data, Spotify made some early predictions at the tracks…

Amazon Music to add podcasts, rumours suggest

There are now almost more music streaming services with podcasts than without and it looks like Amazon don’t want to be left behind in the huge podcast boom. Spotify, Deezer, Pandora – these are just…

Spotify users LOVE podcasts, double the amount of podcasts being listened to

Spotify’s big push on making podcasts as much a part of their platform as music is working as streaming lovers mix up their listening with podcasts more and more. Spotify have just revealed their Q2…

How has COVID-19 impacted Spotify’s growth in 2020? Q2 results reveal all

Spotify’s long-running global growth doesn’t seem to be slowing and with the huge success of their podcasts their 2020 seems to be unaffected by the global impact of Coronavirus. Spotify have unveiled their second quarter…

Spotify are connecting fans and creators with new video podcasts

Spotify have introduced video podcasts so that creators can connect with their audiences not just through sound but through moving image. Spotify have been investing big in podcasts in recent years and have nabbed themselves…

Spotify’s latest podcast moves: $20 million deal with Omnicom

Spotify have signed a huge $20 million advertising deal with Omnicon as podcasts become a major priority for the music streaming service. This new deal with Omnicom Media Group in their “largest global, strategic podcast…