Substack announced on Thursday it’s introducing a couple of new options for podcasters on its platform. Most notably, the corporate is rolling out a Spotify integration that can enable podcasters on Substack to sync and distribute all of their free and paid episodes to Spotify’s streaming service. As well as, Substack is introducing new customized audio transcripts and captions, together with enhancements to clip sharing and cell video.

The launch of the brand new options comes as Substack has introduced that podcasters on Substack are collectively incomes greater than $100 million in annual income and that this quantity has greater than doubled previously yr. The variety of lively podcasters on the platform has additionally greater than doubled in the identical interval.

The brand new integration with Spotify will make Substack podcasts discoverable by way of the streaming service, making it simpler for podcasters to achieve extra listeners. Plus, the combination will enable Substack podcasters’ current subscribers to take heed to paid episodes on Spotify. Substack says the combination with Spotify has the potential to assist podcasters earn extra, as free listeners will probably be nudged to improve to a subscription.

Podcasters on Substack can arrange a Spotify integration by going into their podcast settings, opening the Spotify dropdown and clicking the “Sync to Spotify” choice to create a brand new feed with all present and future episodes. Paid episodes are labeled with a padlock, and listeners have to hyperlink their Substack account to Spotify to take heed to paid episodes straight on the streaming service.

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Creators can go to their Spotify for Podcasters account to see knowledge about streams, distinctive listeners, playtime, demographics and extra. Substack plans to make this knowledge accessible by way of a creator’s Substack podcast stats web page sooner or later.

As for the brand new customized audio transcripts and captions, podcasters can now add their very own transcript as a substitute of utilizing Substack’s routinely generated one, in the event that they select. Video podcasters may decide to add a separate audio observe and free preview to distribute to podcast RSS feeds as a substitute of utilizing the default one extracted from the uploaded video.

Plus, podcasters and their listeners can now share a hyperlink to a podcast video at a particular timestamp or obtain a clip to put up on social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok and X.

Substack says it’s making it simpler to observe video podcasts on cell, as video posts on iOS and Android now characteristic an inline participant. This new functionality lets customers learn and watch on the similar time, whereas additionally maintaining their place in a video they watched partway to revisit it at a later time.

The brand new options can be found to all customers beginning right this moment.