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YouTube might be planning on improving its podcast experience

Although Google already has a dedicated app for podcasts, the company is reportedly planning on improving the podcast experience on YouTube. The company has posted an opening for an executive who would oversee its podcasting business. Although many users already use YouTube to listen to podcasts, it isn't one of the platform's core offerings. However, Google...

Google Messages and Google Podcasts get a Material You makeover

After rolling out the Material You updates for Google Keep, Drive, Duo, Photos, and Google Phone last week, Google is now rolling out a Material You refresh for the Google Messages and Google Podcasts apps. The update brings several design changes to both apps, including updated UI elements, Android 12's Dynamic Color theming, and more. According...

These are the Best Podcast Apps currently available in 2021: Spotify, Pocket Casts, and more!

Just as music streaming has overtaken buying physical music mediums like CDs, and digital streaming services like Netflix have replaced physical rental stores (and slowly replacing television as well), podcasts are well on their way to replacing traditional radio shows. We're in the midst of an internet-centric generation where even games can be played without...

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...

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...