Subscribe to shows or channels in Podcasts on Mac
A channel is a collection of shows offered by a podcast creator.
You can listen to free shows and channels and purchase a subscription to others for exclusive or early access to subscriber-only audio, ad-free listening, and more.
Note: Subscriptions aren’t available in every country or region. See the Apple Support article Availability of Apple Media Services.
Subscribe to a show or channel
In the Podcasts app on your Mac, select the show or channel that you want to subscribe to.
When you subscribe to a show, you automatically follow it. See Follow or unfollow shows.
Click the subscription button.
If you’re using Family Sharing and someone in your family group subscribes to a show or channel, Podcasts shows a message that you already have access.
Choose a subscription option that’s available from the podcast creator (for example, annual or monthly).
When you subscribe to a channel, you can quickly access it by clicking Channels in the sidebar.
Connect app subscriptions to Podcasts
Your eligible app subscriptions are automatically connected to Podcasts if you subscribed through the App Store and the app offers audio content in Podcasts.
If you subscribed using another method, do the following:
Open the Podcasts app on your Mac, then browse or search for a channel with an eligible subscription.
On the Channel page, tap the Already a Subscriber link, then follow the instructions to connect your app subscription.
Cancel or change your subscription
You can view or change subscriptions you purchased in the Podcasts app, the App Store, the Apple TV app, the iTunes Store, or Apple News.
In the Podcasts app on your Mac, choose Account > View Apple ID. Media & Purchases settings opens.
Click Manage next to Subscriptions.
Click Edit next to a subscription, then do any of the following:
Change subscription options: In the Options list, select a setting, then click Done.
Cancel your subscription: Click Cancel Subscription, confirm the cancellation, then click Done.
Share Apple Podcasts subscriptions
When you subscribe to shows or channels, you can use Family Sharing to share your subscriptions with up to five other family members. Your family group members automatically have access to the shows and channels you subscribe to.
If you join a family group and a family group member subscribes to a show or channel you already subscribe to, your subscription isn’t renewed on your next billing date; instead, you use the group’s subscription. If you join a family group that doesn’t subscribe, the group uses your subscription.
To learn more about how Podcasts protects your information and lets you choose what you share, choose Help > About Apple Podcasts & Privacy.