Spotify Wrapped for Podcasters reveals over 1 million shows were launched in 2020

We were under no illusion that Spotify’s Podcast platform has seen huge success in the last few years, but Wrapped for Podcasters put these expectations into numbers. Lockdown has been great for both sides of…

Podcasting app Stitcher gets a redesign with useful new features

The new Stitcher update will give the podcast app a redesigned cleaner interface and new features such as playback speed and episode downloads. The update features a revamped, streamlined design, with better user controls. Podcast…

Deezer’s podcasts are now in 51 more countries

Deezer have launched their podcast packed ‘Shows’ section in 51 new countries across Europe and Latin America. Deezer are expanding their podcast offerings to countries around the world. Joining other streaming services like Spotify who…

Discover your listening similarities with your favourite artists using Spotify’s Listen Alike

Find what listening habits you share with top musicians, podcast creators, influencers and everyday listeners with Spotify’s Listen Alike feature. Using Spotify’s listening data, Listen Alike shows how listening to music connects us even while…

Spotify update collaborative playlists to make adding friends easier

Spotify make is easier to add collaborators and see who contributed which tracks. As the lockdown continues to affect many aspects of the music industry, Spotify are making efforts to help bring music and podcast…

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…