Deezer is making a new ‘Shows’ tab available on iOS devices to provide easier access to podcasts.
The new feature helps audio fans quickly discover relevant podcasts, radio and specialised talk content. Deezer Shows also features more than 15 custom channels that cover topics like comedy, society & culture, fiction, music podcasts and education.
Spotify has also targeted podcasts as part of its growth strategy.
Deezer users can find sub-categories and niche subjects including self-help, parenthood, podcasts for kids, inspirational women, entrepreneurs and testimonials. Categories are sorted by topic and users can easily browse the library by swiping left to right.
It also includes new Deezer Originals, local podcasts made just for Deezer users ranging from Rap ist Kampfsport in Germany to L’Heure de Gloire in France and Stereo Falante in Brazil. Radio fans can also find stations from around the world including US, UK, France, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands.
Users can also discover personal recommendations. Based on listening history and preferences, Shows can make personalised recommendations, similar to Deezer’s curated music content.
All users can also download their favourite podcast episodes to make listening more convenient.
“As much as we all love music, there are times when we just want to hear a funny podcast or binge on a crime series,” said Frederic Antelme, VP content and productions, Deezer. “Now our ‘Shows’ feature makes it easier than ever for our users to find the content they love. Just hit play, or download and save it for later. Either way, we’ll provide you with some of the best international and local podcasts, radio channels and shows.”
Shows is available for free and paying subscribers on iOS and it will be rolling out to desktop and Android users in the near future.