Apple announced yesterday that they will soon be making some changes to the podcast categories in their directory. We explain what this means for Podigee customers.
At the annual developers conference WWDC, Apple announced changes to its podcast directory “Apple Podcasts”. The following things are going to change about the categories:
We at Podigee will soon integrate these changes into our system and make them public as soon as the new categories are displayed in Apple Podcasts. Apple says “late summer”, so we expect them to roll out the changes with the release of iOS 13 and macOS Catalina in September.
Specifically, we will implement the changes as follows:
As soon as Apple has rolled out the changes and you are able to select the new categories in the backend, we will inform you again. By the way, Apple has listed all future top-level and subcategories on this website.
In addition to the category changes, Apple also introduced a new “Podcasts” app for the Mac at its developer conference, and announced that it will automatically create transcripts of podcast episodes to make them more searchable. Initially, this feature will be reserved for selected “top shows in English; more shows will be added later this year.”