Podcast app Acast is shutting down for millions of users after 8 years

The popular podcast platform Acast has announced it is shutting down for good.

‘The Acast app is closing down and will no longer function, so you’ll soon need a new way to listen to your favourite podcasts,’ the company said in a tweet.

The Swedish company, founded eight years ago back when there weren’t many options for podcasts, provided hosting, monetisation and growth support.

Acast users will now need to switch to other apps such as Spotify or Apple Podcasts to follow their favourite shows.

Popular shows on Acast included ‘My Dad Wrote A Porno’, ‘Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster’ and ‘Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend’ which saw millions of downloads worldwide.

The decision was announced in March when Acast’s board decided to discontinue its app because its historic user data was replaced by better data sources.

It also said the app doesn’t support the company’s vision of a completely open podcast ecosystem.

Users migrating to other apps can learn more about keeping their subscriptions by heading to Acast’s website.

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