With the release of iOS 15.5, Apple customers may now request and send money straight from their Apple Cash card using the Wallet app. The firm advises customers to open the Wallet app, tap on their Apple Cash card to display it, select “request or send,” add the recipient’s information, input a cash amount, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the request or transaction. According to the firm, customers may still send and receive money using Messages by touching the Apple Cash icon, entering the desired amount, and then choosing Request or Pay.
Apple Cash may be sent to a bank account or used with Apple Pay on the iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad. Additionally, parents may create an Apple Cash card for their kids and use Apple Cash Family to send money to them quickly and securely. Parents may check the balance and spending history of their children’s Apple Cash and, if necessary, impose spending limitations. The Apple Podcasts app is getting a ton of new features in iOS 15.5. They include tools to enable annual podcast subscriptions, features for managing podcast storage across devices, and the recently unveiled Apple Podcasts Delegated Delivery system, which will soon make it simpler for creators to distribute their podcasts directly to Apple Podcasts from third-party hosting providers.
Apple this morning announced the debut of numerous new features for its Apple Podcasts service, arriving alongside the most recent software upgrades for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This comes as the competition for podcaster talent and distribution among providers heats up. The ability to manage podcast storage across devices, tools for annual podcast subscriptions, and the recently unveiled Apple Podcasts Delegated Delivery system are among the most important of these. With this system, creators will soon be able to more easily distribute their podcasts from third-party hosting providers directly to Apple Podcasts.
Apple claims that the latter change would save producers time and effort since they will be able to use the dashboard of their hosting company to authorize delivery of both their free and paid podcast episodes to Apple Podcasts. Apple now has a way to compete with services like Spotify’s Anchor, which offers tools for production, hosting, and distribution across all significant listening applications. Acast, ART19, Blubrry, Buzzsprout, Libsyn, Omny Studio, and RSS.com are just a few of the hosting companies that will start supporting the Delegated Delivery system this autumn. According to Apple, these services account for almost 80% of all premium content listening on Apple Podcasts, and additional services will be included over time.