With over 3.2 million podcasts on Spotify, we know it can be difficult for listeners to find a new show of their choice. This is why we prioritize podcast discovery through features Podcast charts And personalized recommendations. And once the audience finds a new show that looks promising, we want to make sure they have all the information they need to make the play a hit সহ including an idea of how other listeners enjoyed it.
So starting today, we’re starting to roll out Ratings for podcasts: A star rating system that highlights the show’s popularity and improves podcast discovery. Podcast ratings give listeners the opportunity to support their favorite podcast shows and enable a two-way feedback loop between producer and listener.
After listening to a show, fans will have the opportunity to rate it using the 1-5 star system The average rating will be displayed publicly on the show page of the podcast on Spotify, along with the total ratings received by the show.
By introducing ratings, we’re making it easier for listeners to decide when to try a new podcast that might be their next favorite. Since podcast ratings will serve as the first opportunity to attract new listeners, they are likely to generate instant interest.
The ratings also give manufacturers a glimpse of how they’re doing, which they can use productively by asking for more specific feedback later. Q&A On Spotify and off-platform social conversations. We recommend that creators start building their ratings by telling their listeners to rate them on Spotify. (See Anchor’s blog Learn more about how to take advantage of this new feature!)
We know audiences around the world love podcasts, so this new rating feature is available in almost every market where podcasts are on Spotify. It will start rolling out to users in the coming days – so keep an eye out.