Apple has up to date its Podcasts app on iOS, iPadOS and macOS with options that make it simpler to seek out content material in your favourite genres. It now contains 9 new subcategories: Psychological Well being, Relationships, Self-Enchancment, Private Journals, Entrepreneurship, Documentary, Parenting, Books and Language studying. These come on high of present subcategories like True Crime, Sports activities and others.
Apple has been centered on psychological well being over the previous few years, and not too long ago launched the Journal app that permits you to doc how you feel. As well as, the corporate not too long ago launched a temper monitoring characteristic as a part of Well being in iOS 17. The addition of the Psychological Well being subcategory in Podcasts, together with others like Relationships, Self-Enchancment and Private Journals, seems to be a part of that.
Every subcategory has its personal charts exhibiting high exhibits and episodes in your specific market. “For instance, a listener within the U.S. can browse the charts for Psychological Well being, which show the highest 200 exhibits and high 200 episodes out there within the U.S. based mostly on a mixture of listening, follows, and completion charge,” Apple wrote in its Podcasts for Creators weblog.
As some extent of comparability, Spotify has eight essential podcast classes and at least 54 subcategories. YouTube provides 14 essential podcast classes and PocketCast 19, however neither supply subcategories. With the brand new additions, Apple seems to supply a wide variety with out overwhelming customers.
The 9 new subcategories, together with the 19 main classes, have been up to date with new art work and suggestions as effectively. The latter contains New & Noteworthy exhibits, Exhibits of the Month, Function Channels and Creators and world Highlights.
With the upcoming launch of iOS 17, Apple is including some new Podcasts options like a refreshed Now Play expertise and Queue, episode artwork, search filters and extra. Podcasts updates have been comparatively sparse, although, with the final main one coming a 12 months in the past with new Podcasts Charts. Apple’s main rival Spotify, which spent huge on podcasts again in 2019, not too long ago laid off 200 workers from that division.