The Apple Podcasts Update: Subscriptions & More…

Matt Rouse
4 min readApr 21, 2021

The Apple Podcast App is Changing

According to sources, confirmed by PodNews, the release of iOS 14.5 will have big changes for the entire Apple Podcast ecosystem.

The first being changing the word “subscribe” on the app to “follow” because subscribe will be used for paid podcast subscriptions. More on paid subscriptions in a minute.

They are also adding a section called “channels” that will be a way to group shows. They are also updating the app with a smart play button that…

Matt Rouse

Host of the Digital Marketing Masters Podcast. Author of Start Saying Yes. Marketing strategy nerd. I write a lot and sometimes I help run my Marketing Agency.