Fountain 1.0 Has Arrived!
Our biggest design and user experience upgrade to date brings usability improvements across the app along with powerful new social features.
Today we’re excited to launch a brand new look for the Fountain mobile app. We’ve spent the last few months listening to your feedback to get a deep understanding of the improvements you would like to see.
We hope you will agree that the resulting design and user experience upgrades we have made across the app make Fountain look and feel great to use. Along with the stylish new user interface, we’ve also added some powerful new social features to help you discover more great podcasts and join in the conversation with other listeners.

LIBRARY
  • Customise your library view for quick access to episodes, shows and your queue
  • New content cards that bring improved readability with larger artwork and fonts
  • New filter for ‘continue listening’ to see episodes you haven’t finished
  • New search feature to quickly find anything in your library
  • Swipe to remove an episode from your library

PLAYER
  • Background image blur that transforms based on the episode you’re listening to
  • Scroll or tap the icons at the bottom of the screen to view the show notes, read the comments, access chapters and follow along with the transcript
  • Sats counter that displays the total value that you have sent while listening to the episode
  • Improved sleep timer that gives you an “end of episode” option

BOOSTING AND STREAMING SATS
We have updated the design of the boost and stream menus to make them easier to use. We now display the dollar value of the sats you’re sending, with more currency options to be added in the future.

CLIP EDITOR
Clips have always been a big part of Fountain as we believe it’s a great way of hearing the best moments from podcasts without having to listen to the whole episode. But let’s face it - making clips could have been easier. The new clip editor makes it quicker and easier to make perfect clips.
  • The circular design of the new clip editor gives you greater accuracy and control over the start and end position
  • The audio transcript serves as a reference to let you know exactly where you are

CLIP PLAYER
Exploring clips also wasn’t a great experience, so we’ve built a completely new clip player that allows you to scroll through a stream of clips.
  • The new “stories” browser at the top of the home feed shows you the latest clips from people you follow as well as any clips that they have interacted with recently
  • Tap through to the episode, user profile and any hashtags related to that clip

HOME FEED
One thing we listening to your feedback was that while Fountain’s sense of community is unique, we could do a better job of surfacing conversations that are happening on the app and making it easier to join them. As well as introducing the new “stories” browser to the top of the home feed, we’ve completely redesigned the home feed to make it less cluttered and easier to browse.
  • See podcasts, music, clips and playlist activity from accounts you follow
  • View replies and tap through to read the full conversation
  • Check the stats for every post and see who liked it and who replied to it

PLAYLISTS
We’ve made some big changes to our playlists feature so that you can add different types of content to your collections. Every Fountain user can create up to three playlists for free but you will be required to upgrade to Fountain Premium in order to create more.
  • Add your favourite episodes, tracks and clips to playlists
  • Earn sats for the playlists you create when other listeners like them
  • Added comment functionality for playlists

CONNECT STRIKE
We have partnered with Strike so that you can top up your Fountain wallet instantly using your preferred currency. Once you have connected your Strike account from your Fountain wallet, you can deposit funds from your Strike account without ever leaving the Fountain app.

FEEDBACK
Although we've launched Fountain 1.0 I know we still have an incredible amount of work to make Fountain the best podcast listening experience it can be.
As always with my posts here I would really appreciate people's feedback on the new design, features, and also just general ideas about what you would love to see from your podcast app.
Thanks!
Very nice. Checking it out now.
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Really nice but I would prefer is my latest episodes were at the top in Library and all the other categories I can select from underneath.
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we've had this feedback during beta - we're going to add a way to customise the top section so if you want you can have all of them behind a menu
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Very nice
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Loved the live music last night!! Was a great experience. More to come? What's the vision?
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hopefully many more live value for value concerts streamed through Fountain in 2024! Planning to add video to the streams on mobile as well as web
yesterday's was just a warmup though - main event tonight!
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Great work fountain team! (all four of you!!)
Are you looking to implement music streaming on your platform in the future? I'd love to be able to listen to not just podcasts but music and audio books on fountain.
Side note, consistency of earnings needs to be addressed, I understand that being randomly assigned 0 sats/min is a possibility... But consecutive days? I'd be lucky if I earnt anything 1-2 days in a month long span. I believe this is due to "IP Hopping" as I'll be using fountain at home, then on the go, then at work and the app seems to get upset with me when I'm using multiple networks. Let alone VPNs which I'll hop routinely aswell. Perhaps there's a different way of identifying the "only one device per account" policy as I think it's pretty common for people to be masking their online presence with VPNs or Network Hopping. It is one device, just multiple networks.
Thanks for all you do, I look forward to seeing fountain grow!
Edit I've just seen that music has been added, I hadn't updated (it should have been on auto update but it wasn't my mistake). Is it planned to have it synced via Spotify similar to how the podcast library was set up? As I can't seem to find certain things in Music currently.
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Thank you! 🙏

Are you looking to implement music streaming on your platform in the future? I'd love to be able to listen to not just podcasts but music and audio books on fountain.
  • we actually do already support music on Fountain - we have a small catalogue of tracks which you can search for by selecting the music filter in search
  • on audiobooks - definitely would love to add these soon

on the earnings - we've changed the rewards system now so you have a higher chance of earning each day but might earn less.

Thanks again and please let me know if you have any other ideas / feedback!
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I guess I'll need to wait for the music library to be fleshed out a little more. I was unable to get results for things like "Metallica" or "iron maiden" but I understand this is a new feature and it'll take time to pack out the library.
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So all this while, Fountain hasn't reached version 1.0. Imagine what's up ahead
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A very very bright future ahead.
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Wow, the new Fountain 1.0 looks amazing! Improved design and new social features!
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big UX improvement ⚡️
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Thanks Kevin!
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Currently the music top 100 can't be interacted with. Some of the other sections have a see all button aside from the music top 100. Just a heads up, I know this feature is new but it doesn't seem to be working properly 👍
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This is already fixed for the next build which should be available in the next 48 hours 🫡
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Straight on it! Nice one! Thanks!
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⚡It is beautiful! 😍
🧡💜🧡
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Feedback I posted on Nostr:
I've given the Fountain podcast app a try a few times (including the 1.0 new release) and there are still a few things that hold me back from switching over. My current podcast app of choice is AntennaPod and I run GrapheneOS for what it's worth.
  1. No ability to scrub forward or backwards from lockscreen.
  2. "Skip silence" mode seems to be enabled by default regardless of playback speed. There is no option to turn this on or off (this is probably a bug).
  3. Can't set the default page on open. Would be great to set it to library, or even go straight to latest episodes, as an example.
  4. Would be great to have the option to show podcast thumbnails, rather than specific episode thumbnails when viewing the library. Makes it easier to tell what's what at a glance.
  5. It's not open source - I know this isn't a real complaint and the Fountain team know how to run their business. This is personal preference especially given it's build around Bitcoin/LN.
It's a great player otherwise. Maybe someone will find the feedback helpful.
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thanks so much for the detailed feedback!

1. No ability to scrub forward or backwards from lockscreen.
this should now be fixed in version 1.0.2 - can you let me know if not?

2. "Skip silence" mode seems to be enabled by default regardless of playback speed. There is no option to turn this on or off (this is probably a bug).

3. Can't set the default page on open. Would be great to set it to library, or even go straight to latest episodes, as an example.
we plan to add this very soon - will follow up when done

4. Would be great to have the option to show podcast thumbnails, rather than specific episode thumbnails when viewing the library. Makes it easier to tell what's what at a glance.
interesting yes I can see why this would be more useful in the library view - let me have a bit more of a think but will probably change this

5. It's not open source - I know this isn't a real complaint and the Fountain team know how to run their business. This is personal preference especially given it's build around Bitcoin/LN.
my hope is that we will open source the client app at some point in the future

please let me know if you have any additional feedback!
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Thank you for taking the time to respond. Testing again now. Cheers.
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Love it!
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Kudos to the Fountain team for the constant update
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Thank you!
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Awesome! 🎉
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Great news, great team! One of my favourite apps.
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congrats, @MerryOscar! looking good 😊
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Thanks @dk!
Would love to chat soon about how we can expand the clip transcripts for you (or anything else you'd like to see!)
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Awesome 🫶
Can't wait to try all the new features 😉
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The old app was squeezing my phone. With this latest update it is all okey. Very fluent and speedy app.
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great to hear!
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So awesome! I loved the app, but it became unusable with freezing and crashing. Looks good now! Let’s go!
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very sorry for the issues in previous versions - alongside all the design / ux updates and new features Fountain 1.0 also has a large number of performance improvements that fix both the crashing and occasional freezing.
if you do see anything like this again please let me know!
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Thanks! Love the new version! Works great and can even create clips without issues now! Time to market Fountain again on the socials!
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@MerryOscar I can't seem to find the promoted pods in the new layout. Where have they been moved to?
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you need to have a pwa
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Beautiful design I'm very curious to try it now
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I'd like an option to adjust the default font size.
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Am I crazy, or is the player now skipping dead air? I don't see an option for it, but it seems like the player is jumping forward through silence.
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I noticed this too. It seems to eliminate silence by default with no option to turn it off.
I'm having the same problem. All silence seems to be skipped over. Very odd to listen to! I'm using Fountain 1.0 on GrapheneOS so maybe it's due to lack of GSF?
Other than that it's a great app and this version UX is a good improvement from a small, underfunded team.
@MerryOscar is there somewhere I can file an issue or follow one already in progress?
Congrats on getting this out, I’ve been patiently waiting for the release.
Not sure if anyone else has experienced the following issues after updating:
-Queued Episode list being cleared -Dowloaded Episodes being cleared -Starred Episodes being cleared -Episode list being cleared -Followed Shows being cleared -All clips being cleared, including My Clips
Actually the only thing that carried over to 1.0 was my Filter Tags, Settings and Wallet history. Everything Library related has been cleared. Strange thing is downloaded items are still taking up storage space, but do not show in app. This happened one time before in previous update, 0.7.0 if I recall correctly. Currently the app is unusable and it should really be resolved in a bug fix update. Otherwise will have to completely uninstall and start over.
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What's your Fountain username? I can check this for you
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All the issues I mentioned are now fixed. Thanks for sorting this out @MerryOscar
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Have enough using the app even during the growing pains.
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How do you unsubscribe to a show?
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go to the show page and hit the following button to unfollow a show and remove it from your library
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Is fountain still going to have promoted episodes that give sats rewards? Haven't noticed any promoted shows since the update.
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This is great but I cannot import my Google podcast opml file. So I'm sticking with player.fm for now.
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Can you send the opml file to hello@fountain.fm please and I can investigate
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I have trouble claiming my podcast as my rss doesn't seem to have an email associated with it?
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I noticed about a few weeks ago that I was no longer earning sats. Upon investigation I found out that now it only happens "sometimes". That sometimes never happened again. Especially after I get a notification that this weekend is double.
2 times 0 is zero.
Now I've spent over 150k sats supporting my favorite podcast. And I've earned 58k since Fountain started. I've also been a premium member for the last year.
Stopping the sats earning just pisses me off and sending notifications that double earning is available is salty as f123! Especially when I paid to support Fountain. You see I can see the distribution of streaming and support and fountain gets a good chunk of that, too.
So I've deleted my data, cancelled my subscription and uninstalled Fountain.
I hope you will keep your other users by fixing this and I also hope that your help or contact menus improve because I would have used them but they are at best an FAQ.
I'll be supporting and using Breeze or maybe another podcast 2.0 competitor.
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I miss a lot of episodes with this app
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How is this release for iPadOS? Optimized now (landscape/portrait full screen) or nah?
Can we finally dump Apple Podcasts app across all devices?
A glorious day that will be when it comes…
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Tacking a look at it now and it seems great
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i deposited 10,000 sats and it created like 5 invoices. very confusing and tough first experience
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Congrats on this update @MerryOscar, it’s beautiful! Bullish on clips and playlists — looking forward to creating more of those.
stackers have outlawed this. turn on wild west mode in your /settings to see outlawed content.