Fiction podcast app Apollo has a redesign for easier discoverability and playback

App also introduces subscription channel Apollo+, with ad-free listening, bonus content and early access

Apollo, the mobile application with a catalogue of over 9,000 audio fiction podcasts, has announced that it has launched a new app interface as well as a subscription channel. 

The free app filters through “five million podcasts” to present a catalogue of audio fiction shows that are categorised by genre, format and other additional tags. With this redesign, listeners can now discover new podcasts in a more efficient and faster way through up-to-date editorial playlists, and have the option of saving what they want to listen to in their library so that they can play them later. 

In addition to redesigning the app, the mobile app also launched Apollo+, a premium monthly subscription channel worth $9.99 which features 49 shows from independent creators including sitcom Wooden Overcoats, horror thriller Afflicted, sci-fi Girl in Space, and many more.

Subscribers can listen to these shows ad-free, access new episodes early and tune into bonus content that was previously only available across the shows’ individual subscription services like Patreon. There’s also a one-year subscription tier available with a three-months-free offer. 

The subscription service helps fans support creators, with 70% of the net revenue being retained by the podcasters themselves, distributed based on the minutes listened. More shows and creators will also be added to the lineup monthly with more content available for fans to subscribe to.

Apollo is created by The Lunar Company, a fiction podcast production company, which is behind award-winning fiction podcast Earth Eclipsed – also available for ad-free listening on Apollo Podcasts.