The Verge reports that BBC Studio’s UK exclusive audio content is now available on Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels in the United States and Canada. A few BBC Studios exclusives like 5 Minutes On already and Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals are now accessible in the aforementioned regions and more are coming soon.
In July this year, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels launched to Apple Podcasts app users in 170 counties and regions. Now they can buy their favorite audio files to enjoy exclusive and ad-free content from diverse genres of creators like entertainment, sports, news, comedy, and more. The service adds more premium podcasts subscriptions to the app, every week.
Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels now offer BBC Studio exclusives and Slate’s podcast shows
The report also mentions that Slate has launched its own Apple Podcasts Subscription.
You could already pay for things like ad-free listening and bonus content through Slate Plus, which was hosted directly on the publication’s site, and which also bundled in features that were relevant to its written content, like unlimited access to articles. Now, consumers have the option to pay solely for Slate’s audio, which notably includes the popular podcast Slow Burn. In fact, I’m told that since the show has been such a big reason people have signed up for paid access before now, it was a no-brainer to launch the official Apple stream this week: Slow Burn’s newest season comes out tomorrow.
With the inclusion of two new Apple Podcasts subscriptions and channels, the catalog of ad-free content is expanding on the service which is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac and requires iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, watchOS 7.5, and macOS 11.4 or later, respectively. Subscribers can also enjoy their purchased audio files on HomePod, HomePod mini, and CarPlay. It must be kept in mind that pricing for each subscription varies because it is set by creators, starting at $0.49 per month.