Spotify has launched a new set of podcast APIs for developers.
An API allows third-party developers to build their own products that integrate with a larger platform (like Spotify).
In this case, developers will be able to connect to Spotify and search its podcast catalog, fetch podcast show and episode info, or create apps that help fans manage their podcast library.
According to the blog post announcing the launch, the API features “will allow developers to explore and build unique experiences to help your shows reach new listeners in new ways”.
Spotify says that its new podcast API will function in similar ways to its music-related APIs by “empowering developers to build unique experiences for listeners that leverages all of the public (and in this case podcast-related) data on Spotify”.
The music streaming company’s music-related APIs shave been available for over a decade.
Developers will have access to show and episode titles, description, and art.
It will also allow developers to follow or unfollow podcasts, programmatically search Spotify’s catalog of over 700,000 podcasts and fetch information about shows and episodes.
“We can’t wait to see what developers will come up with using this API and watch how these new ideas and projects might serve our podcast creators and increase discoverability.”
“We can’t wait to see what developers will come up with using this API and watch how these new ideas and projects might serve our podcast creators and increase discoverability,” said Spotify in its blog post.
“And any innovation — whether it be an app that helps you share what you’re listening to with friends or a calendar integration that sets an alert for when your favorite show is expected to release a new episode—will ultimately provide listeners with more ways to experience your podcast.”Music Business Worldwide