There’s nothing like a good podcast on your daily commute.
We all love a podcast, whether that’s something science-based, a light-hearted health and beauty one or one of Joe Rogan’s famous, perhaps controversial, podcasts.
They’re so easy to get on board with. You can listen to them in the car on a long journey or on the train as you commute to work.
You can listen in the bath instead of wetting your book or listen as you clean the entire house top to bottom – ready for your mother-in-law’s visit.
Apple recognise just how good podcasts are and have unveiled Apple Podcasts Subscriptions which will change how you listen for the better.
This new service allows listeners in more than 170 countries and regions to sign up for premium subscriptions with a huge number of benefits.
What are the perks?
You can enjoy access to a huge library filled with your favourite creators and possible new favourites too. No matter which podcasts take your fancy, there will be something for everyone.
There are a number of independent voices and studios that Apple Podcasts support which makes for a range of great listening.
Tenderfoot TV, Pushkin Industries, Los Angeles Times, Sony Music Entertainment are just a few that we can mention.
The best bit about all of this is the fact that the podcasts will be completely ad free! This means you can enjoy uninterrupted listening which will be an absolute blessing.
We don’t know about you, but we love a good sleep podcast. You’ve had a bath; drank a cup of tea and you’re feeling settled. You turn out your light and start playing your podcast.
You’re the most zen you could possibly be right now, but out of nowhere an ad for erectile dysfunction pops up or for a type of food that just simply makes you so hungry you can’t think straight.
The repercussions of these ads are severe. You’re suddenly dreaming all sorts of strange things and that’s if you can even get to sleep.
With Apple’s Podcast Subscriptions, ads are completely eliminated which means you can listen to the content you’re really interested in and nothing else.
Another great perk is early or exclusive access to a new series. This gives you the full VIP treatment and ensures that you’re the first to listen to a new episode or a series you’ve been waiting for.
iOS 14.5 lets listeners access a redesigned version of Apple Podcasts, which features an all new Search tab.
Listeners can use this to gain quick access to Top Charts and lots of different categories too. This is not the only new design change: introducing the new Smart Play button.
This is a handy button that helps listeners automatically starts episodic shows from the latest episode and serialised shows from the beginning of the series.
You can even download shows for offline playback meaning you can listen to your podcasts, even when you don’t have any signal.
Get your iPhone today.
If your mad for a good podcast and this sounds right up your street, you can sign up to Apple Podcasts subscriptions for £19.99 a year.
Not only do you get a huge library for listening, you get VIP perks like early access to new series and no ads!