After receiving some reports of trouble with the Apple Podcasts store, we reached out to the Apple Podcasts team and learned that the Apple Podcasts store and some related services are having some outage issues this morning. This may result in the Apple Podcasts store stating the store is unavailable during subscriptions or other ‘clicks’ inside the store.
Some of our users have also reported issues with artwork sporadically not appearing, which we believe to be related.
As we learn more or discover the issue to be resolved, we will update this post. In the meantime, please know that Apple Podcasts is aware and working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
UPDATE – 4:30 PM EST – According to Apple’s status page the Apple Podcasts outage should be over now: https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/