What the death of iTunes means for podcasters
Apple officially killed off iTunes at its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, announcing that the platform will be replaced with Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV.
So what do the changes mean for podcasters with content currently available on iTunes?
To start with, Apple is set to launch Apple Podcasts for Mac this coming Spring, and members of the Apple Developer Program can preview the new platform early.
Apple Podcasts will come with search enhancements, allowing listeners to discover shows based on audio transcripts, topics, and people.
Episode pages will also display images of hosts and guests.
Apple Podcasts will also be updated with new top-level categories, including Fiction, History and True Crime, as well as many subcategories.
If you make changes to your show’s category now, they’ll go live on Apple Podcasts upon its launch.
For more details about the requirements for Apple Podcasts, head to apple.com