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3 Ways We’ve Changed the Podcast Show Page to Help You Find New Shows You’ll Love, Faster

February 18, 2020

Your time is precious. It seems like there’s infinite podcasts out there to discover, and not nearly enough time to do so. What you really need is the ability to learn—at a glance—exactly what a show is all about, instead of having to listen to full episodes or scroll endlessly before deciding whether to take the plunge. That’s where Spotify’s refreshed Podcast Show page comes in: It’s our new tool to help you find your next favorite podcast, faster.

Starting today, users listening to podcasts on mobile can find a refreshed Podcast Show page with new trailers and category tags featured at the top. Here’s what you’ll find:

A refreshed Podcast Show page design

Our Podcast Show page may look a little different, but it’s still got all the features you know and love. The new look moves the descriptions up, so you no longer have to swipe on a show to read about it. This allows for more information about each podcast—and episode—at a single glance.

All new show categories

Looking for a specific genre or type of show? Now, descriptive show categories will be displayed underneath the show description—everything from “personal stories” to “true crime,” “travel,” “relationships,” and more. Simply tap the one you’re most interested in to see more shows in this category.

Featured show trailers

If you’re not one to commit too easily, this next feature is perfect for you. Now, if a show has a trailer “episode” to stream, it will be prominently highlighted at the top of the episode list, giving you a chance to listen to a snippet of the show before diving in headfirst. Get to know the podcast before fully committing—and maybe even fall in love with one you weren’t expecting.

With a catalog of 700,000+ podcasts on a variety of topics from a diverse set of creators, there’s bound to be one (or several, actually) for you. With the latest updates, you’ll be able to know whether a podcast is the one with a glance (or maybe a listen). Head to “Search” then “Podcasts” to begin. 

All of this is great for user discovery – and it’s also beneficial for podcast creators. Read more about using new tools like this and Anchor Trailers to reach scores of new fans on Spotify for Podcasters.