Storybutton wants to redesign the radio for Gen Alpha podcast listeners

Storybutton, a new audio player for kids, aims to be the go-to alternative to screened devices for the 12 and under set. Created by kid-friendly podcaster Jim Jacob (“Mr. Jim”), Storybutton wants

Read-it-later app Matter can now transcribe your favorite podcasts

Matter, a GV-backed read-it-later app that competes broadly with apps like Pocket and Instapaper, though with more of a focus on reading recommendations, is today launching a new way to use its app. T

YouTube to support RSS uploads for podcasters by year-end, plus private feeds in YouTube Music

YouTube is growing its commitment to hosting podcasts on its platform. This week, at the Podcast Movement conference, YouTube product lead Steve McLendon confirmed the platform will be rolling out sup

Spotify introduces new podcaster tools, including customized pages, analytics and other controls

Following Apple’s announcement of podcast creator tools for subscriptions on Monday, Spotify today also introduced its own latest developments in terms of features aimed at podcasters. Included

Apple Podcasts gain new creator tools, including Subscription Analytics and Linkfire integration

Apple announced today several new updates to its podcast creator tools, including, most notably, the addition of Subscription Analytics within Apple Podcasts Connect — the dashboard where podcas

Reddit vs Redditors and other TC news

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast, I’m stepping in for the podcast’s usual host Darrell, and taking a closer look at what’s happening at Reddit. The popular social media company se

Apple Podcasts to get refreshed ‘Now Playing’ interface, new search filters and more with iOS 17

Apple has announced that Apple Podcasts is getting a few new notable features with the launch of iOS 17 this fall. The feature drop includes an updated Now Playing interface and Queue, episode art, se

Spotify may use AI to make host-read podcast ads that sound like real people

With Spotify’s AI DJ, the company trained an AI on a real person’s voice — that of its head of Cultural Partnerships and podcast host, Xavier “X” Jernigan. Now the streamer may t

Google’s podcast search results can now open shows directly in Apple Podcasts

Google has made it easier to stream from Apple Podcasts and others when searching for podcasts in Google Search. After earlier this year winding down a feature that let users play podcasts directly fr

Years after its Audm acquisition, The New York Times launches its own audio app

Several years ago, The New York Times acquired audio journalism app Audm with the goal of using it as the basis for its own audio product. Today, the media company is unveiling the result of that work

YouTube Music officially rolls out podcasts for listeners in the US

YouTube Music is officially adding podcasts to its platform in the United States on Android, iOS and the web. The rollout comes a few months after YouTube podcasting head Kai Chuk revealed that podca

Spotify introduces new tech for turning radio broadcasts into podcasts

Spotify today is introducing new technology that will give radio broadcasters the ability to turn their existing audio content into podcasts, or what it’s calling “broadcast-to-podcast.&#8

Listen to the TechCrunch Live Podcast for top founders and investors giving actionable advice

Did you know TechCrunch’s weekly event series has a podcast? Aptly called The TechCrunch Live Podcast, these shows are condensed versions of the weekly event minus the video. Of course, if you p

The AI machines are coming for thought work, and other TC news

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Podcast, where we break down the biggest stories in tech with the people who covered them. The internet is always changing, but something about generative AI feels diffe

Comedian Hasan Minhaj returns as The Riddler in new Spotify podcast series

Among the wave of Spotify announcements coming out of today’s Spotify Stream On event, the company shared some exciting news with podcast listeners — in particular, Batman fans. Spotify is lau

Inside Startup Battlefield: Say Hello to the Startup Battlefield Winner

Welcome to the final episode of Inside Startup Battlefield. Thank you so much for listening to our miniseries all about TechCrunch’s pitch competition. Now, it’s the moment we’ve all been wa

Audible set to launch its first audio-only singing competition series with judges Kelly Rowland & Sara Bareilles

Audible today announced that it would launch its first-ever singing competition series as an exclusive podcast featuring artists Sara Bareilles and Kelly Rowland as judges. “Breakthrough” will pre

Podcasts are coming to YouTube Music

Though YouTube is a hotbed for video podcasts, the Google-owned platform hasn’t cracked straight-up audio shows just yet. YouTube podcasting head Kai Chuk announced Thursday that podcasts will b

Introducing the Inside Startup Battlefield podcast

Startup competitions are a mainstay in Silicon Valley, and there probably isn’t a VC or founder out there who hasn’t heard of Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt. From the TechCrunch Podcast

Google winds down feature that put playable podcasts directly in search results

Google confirmed it’s putting an end to a feature that allowed users to access playable podcasts directly from the Google Search results in favor of offering podcast recommendations. Officially
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