We’ve made a simple change that’s going to have a big impact on how listeners find you: we’ve updated our categories. Why is this so important? The latest version of Spreaker’s categories are now the same as Apple Podcasts’ categories – making for quicker, better, categorization for you!
Bolt your doors, lock your windows and get ready to settle in for some of the scariest, eeriest and most terrifying podcasts around. There’s no better way to get into the Halloween spirit (pardon the pun) than to listen to a horror story, so we’ve picked a range of podcasts, from audio dramas to real-life accounts of paranormal activity, to send some shivers down your spine.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve added another distribution outlet to our one-click / tap distribution function: Podcast Addict.
Podcast Addict is the most popular and downloaded podcast listening app on the Google Play Store, according to the platform they have had over 9 million downloads and are home to 750 thousand podcasts. The platform’s importance is sure to make it a fundamental distribution point for all podcasters as Android’s share of the market continues to grow.
Creating a podcast should be straightforward – and we’ve designed Spreaker Studio specifically with this in mind. A combination of simplicity and powerful tools, we’re constantly working to add new features for users to refine their podcast in an easy-to-use manner. Now the possibility of creating professional level audio has become even easier with our newly launched mic controls on Spreaker Studio for iOS and Android devices.
We’re thrilled to announce that Spreaker Studio has become the first podcasting app to be fully compatible and designed specifically to work with Chrome OS. Now you can enjoy all of our best podcasting tools straight from your Chromebook.
To give you some background, Chrome OS is the operating system installed on the Google Chromebook. Launched 8 years ago, Chromebook has grown at a fast rate since its launch – with some 17 million units predicted to be in use by 2023. As a result of the products’ affordable price tag, Chromebooks have become the computer of choice within the educational field, and in 2017 Chromebooks and other Google products made up 58% of all devices purchased for US classrooms.
We launched Private Episode Sharing to offer our users maximum publishing flexibility and the chance to develop their podcast business model. Following the release, we received several requests from our podcasters to extend the feature to whole shows which is why we are excited to announce the arrival of Private Podcast Sharing!
Apple announced at the WWDC 2019 in early June that they would be updating how they categorize podcasts, with the aim of making podcasts more discoverable. To date, it hasn’t been confirmed precisely when these new categories will appear on Apple Podcasts, however, we wanted to summarize exactly what we do know and look at what you need to do now in order to be compliant with the new categories.
So, what sort of changes do Apple Podcasts have lined up? Well, lots! So far we know that True Crime will be added as a totally new category, Games & Hobbies will be rebranded as Leisure, History will become a stand-alone category and tons of subcategories will be added – for example, each sport will be getting its own channel. This gives you the opportunity to get nice and specific with how you classify your podcast.
In early May we released our trim and crop feature for Spreaker Studio, giving iOS and Android users the opportunity to edit their podcast recordings while on the move. In our continuing quest to improve Spreaker and the podcast editing software we offer – we have now updated our podcast editing tools to allow trimming and cropping of saved drafts and imported files. Granting maximum podcasting flexibility for our users.
We’re pleased to announce the integration of Spreaker with audio editing tool Hindenburg. The union will allow Hindenburg’s users the opportunity to publish quickly, easily and directly to Spreaker and therefore potentially reach thousands of new podcast listeners.
Hindenburg’s software was originally designed to suit the needs of journalists and reporters, providing a simple audio recording solution. Nowadays, it offers a range of products available to suit all levels of audio producer and podcasters, from independent story-tellers to large professional organizations and even schools / educational institutions.