INTRO: In an effort to enhance the discoverability of podcasts, Spotify is introducing podcast charts to the service. The new charts being added are Top Podcasts and Trending Podcasts.
Spotify’s Top Podcasts will feature 200 shows, whereas Trending Podcasts charts will list the simplest 50 emerging shows. “Whether you’re trying to find a tried-and-true favorite or the newest show that your coworkers are obsessing over, rest assured these charts will assist you to discover all of them,” says the corporate.
According to Spotify, the charts are rolling calls at 26 markets. In addition, the corporate is adding category-based charts in seven of those 26 countries. Category-level charts are going to be available in Brazil, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, the UK, and the U.S.
The categories are Arts, Business, Comedy, Education, Fiction, Health & Fitness, History, Leisure, Music, News, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports, Technology, True Crime, and television & Film.
In case you’re wondering, you’ll access Podcast Charts either from the Podcasts tile in Search or through the ‘Browse Podcasts’ button present within the dedicated Podcasts section.
It is worth noting that Spotify isn’t limiting access to Podcast charts supported one’s region. While the region-specific podcast charts are going to be present within the front, there’s a choice to explore Podcast charts by country.
Alongside, Spotify has improved Spotify for Podcasters with notifications on the dashboard when their podcast is charting. The company also will let podcasters turn their notifications into a visible card to share across social media platforms.
Spotify says it’s quite 1 million podcasts on its platform. The company recently signed an exclusive multiyear affect Joe Rogan to bring ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast. It is currently testing the likelihood of video podcasts.