This is a consequence of the purchase last October of the radio on demand service on the Internet Stitcher. Starting with France, the United Kingdom and Sweden from today, Deezer's online music offer is expanding with podcasts.
On the Web and on mobile, Deezer users will be able to access podcasts from the online magazine Slate, The Financial Times or WNYC. These are some examples cited, including for the case of France the podcasts of radio Europe 1, RFI, Radio Nova, of the magazine Télérama.
Deezer announces a total of more than 20,000 podcast programs related to news, entertainment and sport. The deployment is underway with an "Info & Entertainment" section which will appear in the left menu.
With this podcast initiative, Deezer claims its intention to become a " single destination for audio "and tailor-made for each type of listener. This latest movement from Deezer precedes close announcements from Spotify.
These music streaming specialists are preparing to cash in on the imminent arrival of the Apple Music service, which could be unveiled by the apple company at its next WWDC conference in early June and based on its takeover of Beats Music.
For Apple Music, Apple could add a social network for artists but will have to keep in mind the bitter failure of Ping which had been backed by iTunes. Apple Music will also arrive very late and it is not said that the satisfied with Deezer, Spotify and others will be inclined to change.
Except that Apple seems to be willing to play its influence in the sector of the record industry and could put a damper on the wheels of free offers (ad-supported) for music streaming.