iOS 14 Could Include Revamped Podcasts App With 'For You' Recommendations

Apple will unveil iOS 14 on Monday at its first ever digital WWDC keynote, but thanks to a leaked version of iOS that circulated around the internet this spring, multiple details about the new operating system are already known.


New features are coming to Messages, there's a new Fitness app, Safari will see major changes, and now, a rumor from 9to5Mac suggests the update will also include changes to the Podcasts app.

Podcasts in ‌iOS 14‌ may include a "For You" tab much like Apple Music, offering up podcast content based on personal preferences to help with content discovery.

Podcast creators will have the option to develop bonus content for their podcasts, which will be similar to movie extras, and a user profile will allow you to see what friends are listening to.

Apple has been ramping up its podcast efforts to better compete with Spotify. Recent rumors have indicated Apple is working on original podcasts that will be exclusive to the Podcasts app.

Apple is working to create audio spinoffs of movies and TV shows on Apple TV+, but is also looking to purchase original programs that could potentially be adapted into future TV+ content.

Apple competitor Spotify has been investing heavily in original content and has purchased several well-known podcasts. In 2019, Spotify purchased Gimlet Media known for podcasts like "Reply All" and "Homecoming," and earlier this year, Spotify bought the exclusive rights to popular podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience."

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14

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7 weeks ago
Finally!
Now all they need to do is remove the iTunes Store app from the iPhone, integrate an iTunes tab into Apple Music, then all the apps will be modernized.
iTunes is already built right into the TV app, I don’t see why it’s not built into Apple Music, and still is in its own dedicated app. I think that’s stupid

Also, the iTunes Store app hasn’t been touched in years
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7 weeks ago
If the For You recommendations are as bad as they are in Apple Music... ?
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7 weeks ago
Ironically I've been trying to find a way to hide the "shows you might like" feature forever...now they're adding a second one? lol
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7 weeks ago
Idk what it is, but to this day I have never listened to a podcast. They’re extremely popular and I guess I can see why, but they don’t seem appealing to me at all.

I’ve been in Apple’s app and it though and it can definitely use some work.
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7 weeks ago


Oh god, so now they are going to break the Podcasts app.....
Well, guess we can add that to the list, I suppose. Mail, Podcasts, Reminders....

Reminders works perfectly well for me!
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7 weeks ago
I use Castro for my podcasts. It’s such a great app. The Apple Podcasts app is horrible in comparison. Nothing will tempt me to use it.
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