- This fall, listeners will be able to connect eligible subscriptions to top apps on the App Store with Apple Podcasts to access new shows and other benefits. This includes leading global news apps, health and fitness apps; kids and family apps, like Lingokids
Los Angeles, CA, June 9th, 2023 – This week at Apple’s WWDC23 event, the company announced a number of exciting new features and enhancements coming to Apple Podcasts this fall, including the ability to connect subscriptions to top apps like Lingokids. Lingokids on Apple Podcasts was featured at the event alongside other first partners such as Calm, Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal.
Apple stated: “This fall, listeners will be able to connect eligible subscriptions to top apps on the App Store with Apple Podcasts to access new shows and other benefits. This includes leading global news apps, such as Bloomberg, The Economist, L’Équipe, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and WELT; health and fitness apps, including Calm; kids and family apps, like Lingokids; and many more. Apple Podcasts will automatically recognize these App Store subscriptions and add the corresponding channel or show to a listener’s Library.”
“Of the nearly 2M apps in Apple’s App Store, only one leading global kids and family app, Lingokids was included in the WWDC23 announcement alongside launch partners like The New York Times, Calm and The Economist. We are incredibly excited to have been chosen by Apple as one of its very first partners for the exciting update to Apple Podcast,” said Cristobal Viedma, founder and CEO of Lingokids. “Thousands of families have tuned into our Lingokids podcast offerings each week, listening and learning together about everything from space travel to entrepreneurship. We look forward to working together with Apple over the coming months to offer even more exciting options and educational content to families around the world.”
Lingokids is an educational tech and media company that is helping transform the way children can gain traditional educational and modern life skills through the power of play. With its unique and award-winning PlaylearningTM approach, Lingokids puts children at the center of the Lingokids universe, which provides thousands of engaging, interactive learning experiences in a variety of mediums and surrounds them with choice and exploratory child-led learning paths. From empathy to engineering foundations, math to mindfulness, robots to reading (and everything in between!). Since launching in 2016, Lingokids has created a portfolio of award-winning offerings which includes the Lingokids app that is trusted by more than 60 million families, Lingokids Podcasts, and Lingokids Music Publishing.
Lingokids now has three hit podcasts for families: Growin’ Up, Stories for Kids and Music to Our Ears that will connect with Apple’s new feature this Fall. In 2022, Lingokids launched ‘Growin’ Up’, a now award-winning podcast show for kids ages 5-8, hosted by MIT-engineer turned EMMY-nominated science TV host, Emily Calandrelli. ‘Growin’ Up’ takes young listeners on a weekly adventure with Emily and her real kid assistants as they interview some of the most talented people in the world with the jobs kids can aspire to have one day, like a ballet dancer, an astronaut, a baker, a professional soccer player and more. Lingokids’ first podcast, ‘Stories For Kids,’ an educational and award-winning storytelling podcast, brought the company’s unique Playlearning™ approach to children’s audio content for the first time, and has now surpassed 4.6million downloads.