Apple was set to launch its awaited Apple Podcasts subscription feature this month, but they’ve recently delayed the launch.
Users had been reporting quite a lot of issues and bugs in the app, and Apple was quick to act on it. A Twitter user had also replied to 9to5Mac’s Tweet, stating issues faced by them.
Apple has stated that this delay was made to make tweaks to the app. Apple also acknowledged the issues faced by creators on the app in an e-mail (via 9to5Mac) sent regarding the app.
We’re writing to provide an update on the availability of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels. We’ve been delighted by the response to last month’s announcement and it’s exciting to see the hundreds of new subscriptions and channels submitted from creators across the globe every day.
To ensure we are delivering the best experience for creators and listeners, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels will now launch in June. We will communicate further updates on availability, and best practices to help you prepare your subscriptions and channels, through this newsletter.
Over the last few weeks, some creators have experienced delays in the availability of their content and access to Apple Podcasts Connect. We’ve addressed these disruptions and encourage creators experiencing any issues to contact us.
We’ve also heard from listeners and made adjustments based on their feedback with iOS 14.6, which was released on Monday. We will introduce additional enhancements to Library in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your understanding. We can’t wait to see your new subscriptions and channels and we are looking forward to launching them to listeners around the world soon.Via an e-mail to podcasters by Apple