Apple just launched a subscription-based podcast service

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Apple just launched a subscription-based podcast service

- Apple Inc. announced subscriptions for its podcasts app, letting users pay creators directly and listen to ad-free listening experiences.

The company announced the announcement at its Spring Loaded event on Tuesday. The service will be available by the Podcasts app that is included with the iPhone, said Apple.

The service joins several other paid digital offerings launched by the Apple television giant in recent years, including Apple News Apple Arcade bundles and Apple Fitness.

Services have quickly become one of Apple's chief revenue drivers and bring in more than$ 50 billion in revenues during the fiscal 2020. Apple has long been involved in the podcasting industry and helped drive its popularity with iTunes and the iPod 15 years ago.

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