Apple is expanding its news footprint in the podcast space.
Launched free of charge for a daily audio news briefing co-hosted by Apple News Editor Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino, “Some interesting news stories – and how the best journalists in the world are covering them.” The “Apple News Today” episode is available on the Apple News app in the United States and on Apple podcasts on weekday mornings (Monday-Friday).
It’s a format that resembles the New York Times’ popular “The Daily” podcast. Apple’s move comes after the New York Times pulled out of Apple News, saying its content distribution was not compatible with the Times’ direct-consumer business.
On the other front, Apple News is producing about 20 audio stories per week, which will be “narrated by a professional voice actor.” These are only available to Apple News Plus subscribers in the United States ($ 9.99 / month) and are described as audio versions of “some of the best feature reports and long-form pieces” published by partners such as the Apple Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Essence, Fast Company, GQ, New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Wired.
With the push of the new podcast, a new “Audio” tab has been added to the Apple News app, allowing users to manage their listening line and get recommendations. And the app now supports the company’s CarPlay for users to listen to audio stories and Apple News Today while driving.
Also, the technology giant announced that Apple News is adding more local and regional news outlets, including the Charlotte Observer, the Miami Herald and The News and Observer (Rally, NC). Also, Apple News covers San Francisco Bay Area, Houston, L.A. And has launched a new connected local news department available in New York.
“Apple News has shown so much journalism and we’re excited to help revitalize it in new ways through Apple News Plus audio stories and the new daily news show, Apple News Today,” Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News, said in a statement. Dr.
Apple News is available for free on iPhone, iPad and Mac devices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Apple News Plus 99 99.99 per month in the United States, ১২ 99.12.99 per month in Canada, £ 9.99 per month in the United States and িয়ায় 9.99 per month in Australia. Available for. 14.99.