September 29, 2023
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Andy Walker / Android Authority


  • Stitcher is shutting down on August 29.
  • The podcasting service will now not be obtainable past this date.
  • SiriusXM, Stitcher’s proprietor, is because of combine podcasts into its subscription enterprise.

There is no such thing as a scarcity of podcasting apps, particularly now that Spotify and Google Podcasts are a part of the sector. Nevertheless, there’ll quickly be one much less possibility for customers. In style app and podcasting service Stitcher is formally shutting down in August.

In line with its FAQ page, the transfer is a part of proprietor SiriusXM’s plan to include podcasts into its bigger subscription enterprise. Customers are promised an “all-new listening expertise later this yr” with the service. Notably, Stitcher Premium subscriptions are now not obtainable, whereas current customers can request refunds by way of the Google Play Retailer and Apple App Retailer.

Stitcher is behind a few of the most-loved podcasts, together with LeVar Burton Reads, How Did This Get Made, and Freakonomics Radio. Whereas the app and repair received’t be accessible past August, there may be some excellent news for the content material aspect of the enterprise. Stitcher’s inventive avenues, specifically Earwolf and Stitcher Studios, will stay on. The podcasts they produce also needs to be obtainable on different podcasting platforms.

Stitcher has been round since 2008, so it’ll be exhausting to let go for a lot of. However not less than hardcore customers may have a number of weeks to say goodbye earlier than Stitcher shuts down for good.