Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.4 with support for Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. The update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences.
According to Apple’s released notes, in addition to Podcast Subscriptions support, this release also fixes the following issues:
° Bookmarks in Safari may get reordered or moved into a folder that can appear hidden.
° Certain websites may not display correctly after your Mac wakes from sleep.
° Keywords may not be included when exporting a photo from the Photos app.
° Preview may become unresponsive when searching PDF documents
On May 21, Apple announced an affiliate program for its Podcasts Subscriptions, which the company announced on April 20. The company describes it as “a global marketplace for listeners to discover premium subscriptions offered by their favorite creators alongside millions of free shows on Apple Podcasts.”
Listeners in more than 170 countries and regions can sign up for premium subscriptions that include a variety of benefits curated by creators, such as ad-free listening, access to additional content, and early or exclusive access to new series.