Apple delays launch of Podcast Subscription service until June

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Apple is delaying the launch of its podcast subscription service until June. According to an email sent to creators and as seen by The Verge, the delay came as some creators began facing issues when uploading their shows. In April, Apple announced that the service would be launching in May. Although, June is not too far off.

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Apple’s new Podcast Subscriptions service will allow users to sign up for freemium or paid podcast shows as posted by creators. Subscribers will also gain access to extra perks like early access to episodes or an ad-free listening experience. Podcasts Subscriptions will launch in 170 countries with initial partners including Pushkin Industries and NPR.

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