You can now save individual podcast episodes to your Spotify library

A new feature in Spotify Podcasts allows you to save one individual episode to listen to later, without subscribing to a whole show. Spotify are constantly tweaking their podcast platform to increase listener numbers, and…

Apple, Sony and two other companies are reportedly in talks with acquiring podcast network Wondery

Apple, Sony and two other unidentified companies are rumoured to be in talks with podcast network Wondery for an acquisition worth $300-400 million. The two other companies reportedly don’t include Spotify. US-based company Wondery are…

A Spotify survey suggests a potential upcoming Premium Podcast subscription

As Spotify Podcasts continues to grow, a survey sent out by Spotify detail some potential features and price point for a podcast subscription service. Podcasts are huge business for Spotify. In fact, according to MIDiA,…

Spotify Podcasts represents 42% of all podcast listeners as of Q2 2020 according to MIDiA

Image credit: MIDiA A report from research and analysis firm MIDiA suggests Spotify Podcasts is the most widely used podcast platform with 42% of all podcast listeners. MIDiA’s latest report surveyed 6,000 people in the…

Joe Rogan and Spotify face scrutiny after featuring Alex Jones on JRE podcast

After banning The Alex Jones Show from Spotify Podcasts, Spotify face backlash after Alex Jones featured once again on The Joe Rogan Experience. One of the biggest podcasts in the world, The Joe Rogan Experience…

Google Assistant add support for preferred third-party podcast services such as Spotify

“Hey Google, play The Joe Rogan Experience podcast”. An update to the Google Assistant app allows users to set a default podcast platform. The update makes playing podcasts via Google Assistant from service that aren’t…

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…

Spotify introduce Podcast Charts making finding new podcasts easier

Spotify now list the top podcasts by country and category, potentially replacing Apple as the industry standard for ranking shows and episodes. In another attempt to grow its massive podcast platform, Spotify bring Podcast Charts…

Spotify debuts The Michelle Obama Podcast series releasing later this month

The former First Lady will host the podcasts as she has candid and personal conversations with a variety of guests on topics of life. A year since the Obama’s signed their production company Higher Ground…

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…