Acast is launching an ad-free, paid option, allowing creators on the platform to sell content to listeners without advertising.
The new Acast+ makes it possible for a podcaster to sell exclusive bonus content or a brand new show, without relying on advertising revenue. Podcasters will be able to set their own price using the product and then split the revenue with Acast.
Through Acast+, creators can charge for a monthly “show pass” that gives listeners access to additional content for a recommended $2.99 to $6.99 a month. Listeners can also make one-off purchases, which could be in the same price range depending on the content.