Apple announced a new program it created to help families find podcasts to enjoy, along with suggestions for kids. The tech company has partnered with Common Sense Media to deliver curated, kid-friendly show collections on Apple Podcasts in the US.
The program, consisting of four collections, has been launched from today. Early bands include child-recommended podcasts, mysteries and dramas, narrative shows, and Common Sense’s all-time favorite picks.
Podcasts are updated monthly
As it is known, unlike other companies such as Apple, Spotify and Amazon, the content for children is not separated on the basis of special applications or services19. For now, podcast recommendations will appear in the main carousel under the Common Sense Media Picks heading on the Apple Podcasts homepage.
According to Verge, Apple and Common Sense will update collections on a monthly basis with themes related to important cultural and historical moments, such as Women’s History Month and Back to School.
In addition, there are age group suggestions for podcasts. Common Sense also offers reviews of movies, TV, books, apps, games and of course podcasts, focusing on how suitable they are for different age levels.
The nonprofit works with Apple on family-friendly movie and TV show collections in the Apple TV app. However, the podcast recommendations are designed to help families and children provide another entertainment option that doesn’t rely on watching a screen, while largely staying indoors in the midst of the pandemic.