Apple has honored itself with another record of one billion Podcast subscriptions. This news is confirmed by the Podcasts section of the iTunes Store. Podcasts started way back in 2005. They allow both companies to broadcast episodic radio-style shows.
Apple offers a large number of different Podcasts that are available via iTunes or its Podcasts iOS app. Reportedly, Apple’s billion subscriptions spread across 250,000 unique podcasts in around 100 languages. It also has more than eight million episodes published to date in its account.
Apple told the media, “In honor of the one billion milestone, Apple has highlighted a number of its most popular podcasts over the years in a new iTunes section which offers up a number of classic Podcasts alongside New and Noteworthy content.
From comedy to hard new to sports to innovative educational content and so much more, podcasting has transformed the global media landscape. Podcasts on iTunes launched in the summer of 2005 and since then, we’ve seen countless episodes downloaded and streamed. But the heart of podcasting is finding your favorite voices in this exciting field and subscribing to the best ones. To celebrate reaching 1 billion podcast subscribers, we’re highlighting some of the most popular podcasts of all time, as well as a collection of captivating new shows.”
The new celebratory section will include Podcasts like This American Life, TEDTalks, 60 Minutes, and Happy Tree Friends.