“Apple is planning to launch a standalone podcast app with the launch of macOS 10.15, according to the reports.”
Apple users can now listen to the podcasts directly from the web. Podcasts, an episodic series of a digital audio file or a video file, was previously required to be downloaded but now, it can be played directly from its website.
The redesigned webpage for the podcast now features a built-in web playback, along with a streamlined design, which is easier to navigate, according to the reports. The episodes are also provided with their own landing page, clicking on which provides users with a complete list of details about contents, hence users would be able to easily decide what they want to listen.
Previously, the design of podcasts on the web included a list of episodes, which redirected the users to iTunes without any web playback option. Notably, according to the reports, Apple has been planning to split iTunes into TV, Music and Podcasts apps with the following version of macOS.
Rumours suggest that the new applications would be Marzipan, which is much like the Apple News on Mac. Further, it can be expected that Apple Book would also get an update besides Music, TV and Podcasts. It is also interesting to note that Apple is planning to launch an independent podcast app with the launch of macOS v10.15.