Popular Podcast App Stitcher to End Service in August
Stitcher, the popular podcasting app and web service, is set to shut down on August 29th, according to information provided on its website. The closure announcement seems to be part of a strategic move by parent company SiriusXM, which acquired Stitcher in 2020 for a hefty sum of $325 million. SiriusXM aims to integrate podcasts into its flagship subscription business and provide users with a new and enhanced listening experience within the SiriusXM app.
While Stitcher itself will be closing down, Stitcher Studios and the Earwolf comedy network will continue producing podcasts. However, the availability and accessibility of Stitcher’s premium content will be determined by the hosts and creators themselves. To stay informed about the fate of individual programs, Stitcher suggests following your favorite podcast creators on social media.