(Updated on June 2019) iTunes, first introduced by Apple in 2005 was the first smartphone app to host podcasts. Not only is iTunes the first distribution outlet for podcasters, but it also is the most popular. In the world of podcasting, you can’t say you are a podcaster without submitting your podcast to iTunes. Though new syndication points have recently launched on platforms, like Google and Spotify (and it appears that Pandora will soon join the game as well) Apple remains the main and most popular podcast distribution outlet. In fact, in 2018 it rebranded to be named Apple Podcasts. With an entirely new iPhone app, it now holds 500k available podcasts and has reached over 50 billion downloads.