Podcast app Stitcher is shutting down in August

Stitcher is shutting down. The favored podcasting app and net service, which SiriusXM acquired in 2020 for $325 million, will shut on August twenty ninth, based on an FAQ on its web site (via Selection). The transfer seems geared towards drawing its person base into the broader SiriusXM platform.

“SiriusXM, the proprietor of Stitcher, is concentrated on incorporating podcasts into its flagship SiriusXM subscription enterprise,” the closure be aware reads. “Subscribers can hearken to podcasts inside the SiriusXM app and can see an all-new listening expertise later this 12 months.” The discover added that Stitcher Studios and its Earwolf comedy community would proceed making podcasts. Though Stitcher says its premium content material could proceed elsewhere, it provides that “hosts/creators will decide availability and accessibility of their reveals.” The corporate recommends following your favourite podcast creators on social media to study the destiny of particular person reveals.

Stitcher turned off computerized renewal for paid subscriptions at this time and detailed the refund course of for premium prospects. These with present subscriptions received’t have to take any motion to cancel. In the meantime, individuals with annual subscriptions scheduled to resume after August twenty ninth will obtain a prorated refund for the unused portion of the paid 12 months. (You’ll be able to learn the total phrases here.)

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