Luminary, which offers a subscription service for its premium podcast content, has been dubbed "Netflix for podcasts," as it offers a way for avid podcast listeners to tune into ad-free entertainment. While Luminary does offer a free option where listeners do experience occasional advertisements, the premium tier provides access to dozens of new Luminary Originals and an advertisement-free experience.
Podcast listeners are familiar with hearing messages from sponsors at the beginning, middle and end of podcasts yet Luminary offers a way for users to pay a monthly fee of $7.99 for uninterrupted listening. Some of the podcasts that can only be heard on Luminary include Here to Slay, The Passion Economy, Hollywood & Crime and others from popular networks.
Notably, users are able to discover content on the podcast platform with algorithm-based recommendations.