Apple on Tuesday unveiled Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, APA reports.
Starting in May, listeners in more than 170 countries and regions can sign up for premium subscriptions that include a variety of benefits, such as ad-free listening, access to additional content, and early or exclusive access to new series, Apple said.
"We are proud to lead the next chapter of podcasting with Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. We're excited to introduce this powerful new platform to creators around the world," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
With iOS 14.5, listeners can access a redesigned Apple Podcasts app featuring an enhanced Search tab that provides quick access to Top Charts and categories, the company said.