Apple on Tuesday announced an update to its Podcasts app on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. The update added nine additional subcategories to the Search tab, making it easier to discover new podcasts across multiple genres and topics.
The new subcategories are:
- Mental Health
- Personal Journals
- Language Learning
The new subcategories are available now, with no manual software update required.
“Each subcategory has its own charts, which display the Top Shows and Top Episodes available in a listener’s market,” says Apple. “For example, a listener in the U.S. can browse the charts for Mental Health, which display the top 200 shows and top 200 episodes available in the U.S. based on a mix of listening, follows, and completion rate.”
A new “Podcasts by Language” section has also been added to the app in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia, allowing users to more easily find podcasts in their native language. This feature includes support for over 20 languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.