Podcast app

Apple acquired the Scout FM Podcast app earlier this year

In order to continue improving its experience with podcast offerings, Apple earlier this year purchased the Scout FM podcast app, reports Bloomberg. Scout FM’s website is now gone, but it was available on iPhones, Android devices, and Amazon smart speakers. Scout FM generated podcast stations covering various topics, similar to a radio station but for […]

Podcast app

Apple buys Scout FM podcast app amid heightened competition from Spotify

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and can earn commission as an Amazon Associate and Affiliate Partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple this year bought Scout FM, a startup that used artificial intelligence to organize and deliver podcasts to users, according to a new report. Quoting sources […]

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Amazon Music adds free podcast streaming

(Picture via Amazon) Amazon Music subscribers at all levels can now stream podcasts for free. Listeners in Germany, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom can tune in to their favorite shows and experience exclusive content hosted by DJ Khaled, Becky G, Will Smith, Dan Patrick, and more. “Our customers’ listening habits are constantly […]

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Spotify-owned third podcast company forms union

Parcast, the podcast production company that Spotify acquired last year, is unionize. The Writers Guild of America, East announced the news today, along with a letter explaining why Parcast, which specializes in authentic crime and crime shows, has decided to organize. The production company says it wants to see Spotify make a commitment to diversity, […]