An Apple Podcasts Subscription is a special paid podcast feed available for some of our podcasts. This feed grants the paying subscriber special privileges (for example, early access to episodes or ad-free listening). It’s an excellent way to support your favourite show, and get perks while you’re at it!
“Following” a podcast gives you access to the main feed and is absolutely, totally, permanently free. By “Following” a podcast, whenever there’s a new episode, Apple will make sure to notify you about it and collect it in your app for you to listen.
“Subscribing” to a podcast provides you with a special feed that can only be accessed by paying a monthly or yearly subscription fee. This feed will grant you special privileges, such as ad-free listening or bonus episodes, and is a way to directly support your favourite podcasts.
Absolutely! Our podcasts will always be free and available everywhere. Anything that is subscription-only does not interfere with the stories that you want to hear, and is purely an extra or a perk.
The perks of your subscription vary from podcast to podcast and are tailored to each show.
For every subscription, we guarantee ad-free listening. You will never hear an ad on a subscription feed.
Other potential perks your subscription might include are:
At this time, the only way to financially support your favourite podcasts directly is through Apple Subscriptions. But keep your eyes peeled for more exciting opportunities down the pipeline!
For information on how to cancel or change your subscription visit: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/iphone/iphb40ca6bba/ios