Amazon-Owned Wondery+ to Launch on Apple Podcast Subscriptions

Amazons podcast membership service Wondery+ will be offered through the Apple Podcast Subscriptions platform, which releases in over 170 countries later on this month, according to a report today from The Hollywood Reporter.
Wondery+ offers dozens of ad-free podcasts, with early gain access to and special episodes for subscribers, making it a natural suitable for Apple Podcast Subscriptions. The report states Wondery+ rates will be the exact same through Apple as it is elsewhere, at $4.99 monthly or $34.99 annually. Wonderys complimentary, ad-supported podcasts will stay available.
Apple Podcasts Subscriptions will permit users to register for premium podcasts with a variety of advantages, such as ad-free listening, access to additional content, and early or exclusive access to brand-new series. Introduce partners will include NPR, the Los Angeles Times, The Athletic, Sony Music Entertainment, and lots of more, according to Apple.
In late 2020, it was reported that Apple held acquisition talks with Wondery, but Amazon ultimately acquired the company.
Apple Podcast Subscriptions will likely introduce with iOS 14.6.