Spotify has announced that it is bringing a ratings feature to podcasts, as part of the company’s efforts to improve podcast discovery on the platform. Users will be able to assign up to five stars after listening to a podcast. The new ratings feature will be integrated with the company’s podcast charts recommendation feature. Spotify says that the average rating of a podcast will be displayed on the show’s page on Spotify, along with the total number of ratings received by the show. Apple likewise lets users rate podcasts on the Apple Podcasts platform.
The audio streaming service has announced the upcoming feature as a . explained in blog post, stating that it will introduce a rating system for podcast, Spotify says the new podcast ratings feature will help enable a “two-way feedback loop” between creators and listeners on the platform, while allowing users to support their favorite podcasts. According to another, the creators will be able to check their ratings after their show gets 10 ratings. Post On the anchor blog.
Spotify says the ratings feature can help generate interest to podcast creators, and ratings will help them bring in new listeners. The service also says that podcast owners can also see how their show is performing, and solicit specific feedback from users. Users will be able to rate the podcast after listening to at least 30 seconds of a podcast, which appears to be a measure to prevent downvote brigading.
According to Spotify, the feature will roll out to users in the coming days, in most markets where Spotify podcasts are available. Users who want to rate a podcast can tap Ratings directly from the show’s page, or tap the three-dot menu under the podcast’s cover art. The service has also recommended that podcast owners start notifying their users about the new feature to build their ratings on the app.