When you visit the Podcasts section of the iTunes Store you will notice that Apple has just hit a milestone of one billion Podcast subscriptions. Apple introduced podcasts back in in 2005, allowing both individuals and major companies to broadcast episodic radio-style shows.
In honor of the one billion milestone, Apple has highlighted a number of its most popular podcasts over the years in a new iTunes section which offers up a number of classic Podcasts alongside New and Noteworthy content.
From comedy to hard new to sports to innovative educational content and so much more, podcasting has transformed the global media landscape. Podcasts on iTunes launched in the summer of 2005 and since then, we’ve seen countless episodes downloaded and streamed. But the heart of podcasting is finding your favorite voices in this exciting field and subscribing to the best ones. To celebrate reaching 1 billion podcast subscribers, we’re highlighting some of the most popular podcasts of all time, as well as a collection of captivating new shows.
The billion subscriptions are spread across 250,000 unique podcasts in more than 100 languages, with more than eight million episodes published to date.