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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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Mark Cuban social media app aims to surpass podcasting

Mark Cuban social media app aims to surpass podcasting

There's an app called Fireside out there already, but Mark Cuban wants to make another. Cuban and co-founder Falon Fatemi are reportedly ready to roll with the app, made for podcasting and conversing with listeners through said podcasts, planning on releasing said app at some point in the near future.

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White House plans podcast-like weekly chats with President Biden

White House plans podcast-like weekly chats with President Biden

The Biden administration is bringing back weekly addresses from the president, but with a twist that may appeal to modern, younger audiences. According to the White House, the new weekly chats will have an informal podcast-like style, mimicking the sort of casual chats the public is used to hearing in popular audio shows.

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Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk brings original celebrity podcasts to Apple Watch

Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk brings original celebrity podcasts to Apple Watch

Apple Fitness+ has added a new feature for those who want more spice in their stroll, with Time to Walk promising a new "audio walking experience" from celebrities like Dolly Parton and Shawn Mendes. Promising more engagement as you hit the sidewalk or the trails, the new system is much like a podcast, with Apple creating original content each week.

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Apple Podcasts may soon get a premium subscription service

Apple Podcasts may soon get a premium subscription service

Apple may be planning to release a subscription service for podcasts, a move that would bring it into competition with Spotify, Stitcher, and other companies offering exclusive content. The move wouldn't be surprising given the increasing popularity of podcasts and Apple's long dominance in the podcast distribution market.

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Amazon acquires podcast network Wondery to take on Spotify

Amazon acquires podcast network Wondery to take on Spotify

Soon after a leak revealing as much, Amazon has officially acquired Wondery, an independent podcast network that'll help the Internet retailer take on Spotify and other big competitors. The news comes only weeks after Amazon greatly expanded its podcast offerings through Music, the company's streaming service, and around a year after Spotify acquired Gimlet Media.

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Spotify’s latest deal brings exclusive podcasts from Prince Harry and Meghan

Spotify’s latest deal brings exclusive podcasts from Prince Harry and Meghan

Spotify has penned a new major deal with Archewell Audio, an audio production company formed by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan. The multi-year partnership between the two companies will bring a variety of podcasts to Spotify's platform, an arrangement that will kick off with a holiday special in the coming days.

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Google Podcasts gets RSS feed support for access to premium shows

Google Podcasts gets RSS feed support for access to premium shows

Google Podcasts, the app that has steadily grown from a basic offering to one that can meet most users' needs, has added its biggest feature to date: support for RSS feeds. This is an important addition as it enables users to directly subscribe to the podcasts they can't otherwise access in the app, including private ones from creators they directly support.

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Spotify now lets users add individual podcast episodes to library

Spotify now lets users add individual podcast episodes to library

Spotify has added a new feature that gives podcast fans more control over the content they enjoy the most. Called 'Your Episodes,' the aptly named feature enables users to save individual podcast episodes to a special library, making it easier to find specific audio features that caught their eye even if they don't subscribe to the show.

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