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Hosting company and advertising marketplace Libsyn has launched a distribution partnership with Samsung which will now bring podcasts under the “Listen” tab within the Samsung Free app.
Libsyn podcasters can add their shows to the Samsung Free platform from their RSS Feed Settings effective immediately. Samsung Free is available on compatible Samsung Galaxy devices. The “Listen” tab is available on Z Fold, Z Flip, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note10m Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note9 series.
“Providing podcasters with access to the newest platforms offering podcasts is critical to promoting audience growth,” said Libsyn President and Chief Operating Officer, Laurie Sims. “We are excited about the relationship with Samsung and the launch of podcasts on Samsung Free to all of Libsyn’s 75K+ podcasters. It is paramount that our hosted podcasts are available for consumers through all of the fastest growing and accessible points of distribution.”
“The past year we have all seen a shift in where and how we consume media,” commented Vice President of Podcaster Relations Rob Walch. “The launch of podcast discovery and consumption on the Galaxy series gives consumers even more choices and opportunities to consume podcasts and that is a win for everyone.”
“With podcasts growing in popularity, they serve as a source of news, information and entertainment for millions of Americans,” said Avner Ronen, Vice President, Product Development at Samsung Electronics America. “We are thrilled to partner with Libsyn and their broad network of podcast syndication and distribution so Galaxy consumers in the U.S. can enjoy easy access to their vast collection.”