podcasts

Spotify is adding a podcast transcription tool, but it’ll be limited at first

Spotify is adding a podcast transcription tool, but it’ll be limited at first

Spotify has announced some new and updated accessibility features that help users navigate the app and enjoy the content. The most notable of the features, which is scheduled to arrive in 'coming weeks,' is an automatic podcast transcription tool that lets users read podcast episodes with or without audio playback.

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iPhone Podcasts app fix in the mix with iOS 14.6 Beta

iPhone Podcasts app fix in the mix with iOS 14.6 Beta

If you're looking for a fix for your recently mixed-up Podcasts app on your iPhone, you're in luck. In the third Beta release for the software iOS 14.6, a set of features were modified for the Podcasts app. This update adds an option to "remove downloads" and brings the "Mark All As Played" option back to the app.

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Spotify update changes the way you’ll share podcasts

Spotify update changes the way you’ll share podcasts

Spotify is getting a new update today that serves up some intriguing features for those who use the platform to listen to podcasts or create Canvas videos to share on social media. You'll now be able to share timestamped podcasts, which allows your friends to begin listening precisely when you want them to. Spotify is also expanding the platforms supported by Canvas, spreading beyond just Instagram.

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Apple Podcasts app is kind of broken, it’s not just you

Apple Podcasts app is kind of broken, it’s not just you

After the update to iOS 14.5, along with app updates for several apps, the Podcasts app seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Not for all, but certainly for some, the newest update to the Apple Podcasts app has hit a bit of a log jam. One of the reasons for bad reactions people are having to the latest Apple Podcasts app is a the switch Apple's made to handling individual podcast episodes. The old library is effectively gone.

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Spotify is adding podcast subscriptions: What that means for listeners

Spotify is adding podcast subscriptions: What that means for listeners

Spotify has built itself up as a substantial podcast platform and now is back with the latest evolution in this effort: paid podcast subscriptions. The company announced the new platform today, stating that podcast creators can now roll out premium paid content (in the US, at least) for listeners who want to financially support their favorite shows.

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Facebook app will soon play Spotify music with Project Boombox

Facebook app will soon play Spotify music with Project Boombox

Facebook is going all out on its new social audio thrust but not all of the music and podcasts it will play will be coming from its own users. While the social networking giant does have thousands of users who can create original audio content, other companies have the advantage when it comes to more established creators and channels. Almost like a jab at a common enemy, Facebook and Spotify are teaming up to bring the latter's wealth of audio content to Facebook users, all without leaving the app.

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Apple TV+ non-fiction series The Line includes companion podcast

Apple TV+ non-fiction series The Line includes companion podcast

Apple has announced a new non-fiction series coming to Apple TV+ called The Line. The show will be a four-part documentary series that'll join The Line podcast on Apple Podcasts, giving fans the chance to enjoy the nonfiction story in both popular mediums. The true-crime podcast has arrived ahead of the upcoming video premiere.

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Samsung adds its own podcast player to Galaxy phones

Samsung adds its own podcast player to Galaxy phones

Samsung Free, the app that used to be known as Samsung Daily, has added a podcast player so that Galaxy users can access their favorite audio shows in the same app they use to browse news and more. This is the first time Samsung has offered a pre-installed podcast app on its phone, though it's not surprising it decided to add this functionality given podcasts' wild popularity at the moment.

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Spotify just made it much easier to finish podcast episodes

Spotify just made it much easier to finish podcast episodes

Spotify has announced a refreshed home screen that better personalizes the app experience and makes it easier for users to resume podcast episodes they recently listened to. As well, the design refresh will make it easier for users to rediscover content they previously enjoyed and will serve up music recommendations.

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Apple and Common Sense Media make it easier to find podcasts for kids

Apple and Common Sense Media make it easier to find podcasts for kids

Apple has teamed up with Common Sense Media to launch new podcast collections for kids, making it easier for parents to find age-appropriate audio programs for children of various ages to enjoy. The collections are live now with podcast groups targeting kids ages 2 to 5, 6 to 9, and 10 or older; the shows are also sorted by interests and themes.

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Barack Obama and Springsteen team for Spotify podcast special

Barack Obama and Springsteen team for Spotify podcast special

Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama has teamed up to launch a podcast special called Renegades: Born in the USA for Spotify. The podcast will feature eight episodes, the first two of which were released this past Monday. The podcast will touch on a number of topics ranging from America's future to fatherhood.

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iHeartRadio is launching binaural podcasts with iHeart 3D Audio

iHeartRadio is launching binaural podcasts with iHeart 3D Audio

iHeartMedia is paving the way for a new type of podcast format, one that involves 3D audio for a more lifelike experience. The company has announced iHeart 3D Audio alongside its plan to branch out into binaural podcasting, which will offer listeners a 3D experience, at least when they listen to the shows using headphones.

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