Automattic recently acquired the popular journaling app Day One, and now it has acquired the popular podcast app Pocket Casts.
It has become one of the most popular podcast apps, available on both iOS and Android platforms. Bringing one of the biggest podcast apps to Automattic is notable, but there are no signs of changes in the near future.
An interesting partnership between Spotify’s Anchor and WordPress.com was announced in February and allows blog posts to be turned into audio with a few clicks. In spite of the technology’s inability to sound as natural and human as a human, the feature’s broad concept is clearly inspired by WordPress’ desire to help bloggers communicate via podcasts.
We have some really exciting news to share with you all 🎉— Pocket Casts (@pocketcasts) July 16, 2021
We know you’ll have questions about what this all means, but we’ll answer one now: Yes this means Pocket Casts will continue to be worked on and keep improving and growing. We hope you’re as excited as we are! https://t.co/vSBbugtG9t
With its acquisition of Pocket Casts, it will likely build on that vision. Pocket Casts is an app for listening, but it’s also known for its discovery feature and curated content. Possibly, Automattic could encourage users to take a look at content from WordPress users.
Although Automattic acquired Pocket Casts, the app will remain available on App Store.