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Google Podcasts tests letting you personalize episode recommendations

Back in the day, Google Podcasts service used to be part of the Google Play Music app. However, in 2018, Google branched out the service as a standalone app — and even brought a basic desktop interface later down the road. The Google Podcasts is one of the best podcast apps out there, and for...

These are the best podcast apps currently available in February 2021!

Just as streaming music has overtaken buying physical music mediums, and digital streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+ have replaced physical rental stores and how they're slowly replacing television as well, podcasts are well on their way of replacing traditional radio shows. We're in the midst of an internet-centric generation where even games can...

Google Podcasts now lets you subscribe to RSS feeds for private shows

Google Podcasts has added a feature that allows users to subscribe to RSS feeds for private shows. Gabe Bender, Product Lead & Head of Growth, unveiled the news on Twitter. “Important milestone in our mission to help creators grow their audience and build sustainable business — in whichever ways work best for them!” Bender said. https://twitter.com/GabeBender/status/1334593474688126979 Zack Reneau-Wedeen,...

[Update: Spotify Integration] Google Assistant adds a settings page for changing the default podcast service

Google Assistant currently allows users to set their preferred default service for video, music, and radio, and it might soon let you do the same for podcasts. As spotted by 9to5Google, the search giant has recently added a new option in Google Assistant settings that allows users to change their podcast service from the default Google...

YouTube Music and Google Podcasts can now import your songs and podcasts from Google Play Music

The transition from Google Play Music to YouTube Music has been a long road. The big push to YouTube Music started almost exactly two years ago. In that time, Google has slowly added more features to bring it up to speed with Play Music, including local uploads. Starting today, Google is making it easier to...

Google Podcasts gets a major redesign and adds auto-downloads and episode alerts

Earlier this year in February, we learned that the team behind Google Podcasts was working on creating a new desktop interface for the service. While the desktop version of the service is limited to a homepage on the web with several features missing, Google has now started rolling out a major redesign for the app....

[Update: Proper Homepage] Google Podcasts has a basic desktop interface for playback

Google has been working to integrate podcasts into their services for a few years now. Back in 2016, we first started to see podcasts in the Google Play Music application. They were given their own section within the application where you could browse, sample, and subscribe to various podcasts. It was called Play Music Podcasts...

Google Podcasts gets a dark theme on Android

The new system-wide dark mode is arguably one of the most popular features in Android 10. The built-in dark mode completely transforms the UI and it also enables a dark theme in supported third-party apps. Several Google apps also come with support for the new dark theme and over the last couple of months the...

Google App tests suggestions and Lens shortcut in the search widget, new At a Glance features, simpler Discover Interests, Podcasts redesign, and Photos sharing from Assistant

The Google App is massive because of how many different services it contains. It's got Google Search, Google Discover, Google Podcasts, Google Assistant, and Google Lens all under the same roof. With so many different services, it's hard to keep up with all the smaller changes that Google is testing. We've been tracking some of...

You can now listen to Google Podcasts episodes in Search results

There are many ways people get their news to stay in the loop of what is happening around them. Some people prefer to read, some prefer to watch video, and some people just prefer to listen, either by listening to radio shows or downloading/streaming podcasts. As of currently, there are over 2 million podcasts available...

Google App 9.72 tests a new Google Lens UI and sleep timer in Google Podcasts

The Google App is home to Google Search on mobile, Google Assistant, Google Lens, Google Podcasts, and more. The latest Google App beta release, version 9.72.1, started rolling out late last week. Within the latest beta are hints that Google is working on a new UI for Google Lens and a sleep timer feature for...

BBC podcasts are no longer available via Google Podcasts or Google Assistant

Google Podcasts has been something the Mountain View tech giant has been working on for a couple of years now. What started as its own section in the Google Play Music application ended up getting its own dedicated application. Not only that, but we recently discovered that they are working on a desktop player for...