Are you a podcast lover? Do you want to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in the industry? Look no further than our discussion of eMarketer’s recent report that Spotify has surpassed Apple Podcasts with 28.2 million listeners! We’ll break down what this means for the future of podcasting, and share insights from other tech giants like Perez Hilton and TechCrunch. Get ready for an exciting deep-dive into all things podcasts!
Apple Releases New Podcasts App
Apple Releases New Podcasts App
Apple has released a new app, called the Podcasts, that lets users listen to podcasts on their iPhone and iPad. The app is available in the App Store for free.
The Podcasts app includes episodes of popular podcasts like Serial and Stuff You Should Know, as well as new shows that have been recently added to Apple’s lineup. The app also allows users to search for specific podcasts by topic or name.
The new Podcasts app is an important addition to Apple’s lineup because it offers a centralized place for podcast users to find and listen to their favorite shows. This allows podcast aficionados to easily access content without having to search through different apps or websites.
Overall, the new Podcasts app is a great way for users to discover new and popular podcasts. It simplifies the process of finding and listening to content, which makes it easier for people of all levels of podcast knowledge and experience to explore and enjoy the world of audio programming.
Spotify Adds Artist Insights to Apple Music
Spotify has announced a new addition to its app called Artist Insights. The feature lets users learn more about an artist by looking at their track history, social media presence, and other data points. Spotify says this will help people discover new music more easily and make better decisions when listening to music.
The Artist Insights feature is available on the desktop version of the Spotify app and in the iOS and Android apps. It is also coming soon to the web app. The feature can be accessed by clicking on an artist’s name or image in the library or search results, then clicking on their profile page.
Artist Insights includes information about an artist’s past releases, including which songs have been most popular and how many times they’ve been played. The profile page also includes links to social media accounts, streaming statistics, and tour dates.
Crunch Report: 28.2 Million People Listen to Apple Podcasts Every Month
Apple Podcasts is a popular app on iPhones and iPads that lets users listen to podcasts. The app has been growing in popularity, with 28.2 million people listening to Apple Podcasts every month according to Statista. This is up from 25.2 million people who listened to Apple Podcasts in January 2018.
The Statista report showed that the most popular type of podcast among listeners was business-related, followed by technology-related podcasts. Additionally, the Statista report found that men are more likely than women to listen to business-related podcasts, while women are more likely than men to listen to technology-related podcasts.
The State of Streaming in 2018
In 2018, streaming services continued to grow in popularity and market share. According to a report by Statista, the global streaming service market reached $26.5 billion in 2018, an increase of 6.1% from 2017. The top three streaming services by market share were Netflix (29%), YouTube (26%) and Amazon Prime Video (17%).
Netflix continued to lead the pack with 29% of the global streaming service market share, followed by YouTube at 26%. Amazon Prime Video was the third most popular streaming service with 17% of the market share. However, these three services have been losing market share to newer entrants over the past year or so.
Netflix has been struggling with its new season releases for example. In December 2017, it released 13 new seasons of original programming simultaneously across all its platforms – including Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ – which caused some viewers to switch from watching traditional TV shows on broadcast networks to binge-watching new seasons of their favorite shows on Netflix instead. This drove down viewership figures for both broadcast network primetime programming and regular season episodes of many scripted series on Netflix.
YouTube is also seeing competition from newcomer Facebook Watch which launched in March 2018 as a subscription service that costs $3 per month for ad-free viewing and access to exclusive content not available on YouTube Red or YouTube Originals such as Cobra Kai and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Facebook Watch started out strong with 3 million signups within its first four days and
Spotify is the dominant music streaming service on iOS and Android, while Apple’s Podcasts remains a strong player on macOS. These trends underscore the power of podcasting to reach audiences across platforms. According to eMarketer, in 2019, 28.2 million Americans will use Spotify weekly and 22.5 million will use Apple Podcasts each week.