As we all know, Apple already had its own podcasts since their beginning. Now, Google has launched its own podcast app known as Google Podcasts, incorporating podcasts into the more extensive extent of Play. There are other apps out there also like Overcast, Stitcher, and many other. But Google introduced Google Podcast to compete for all these apps. The company that this will lead Android’s billions of users to depend on third-party arrangements. You can download the app from Google Play Store.
The app will utilize Google’s recommended algorithms with an end goal to connect individuals with shows they may appreciate in light of their listening habits.
“There’s still tons of room for growth when it comes to podcast listening,” said Zack Reneau-Wedeen, product manager on the app. Creating a native first-party Android app for podcasts “could as much as double worldwide listenership of podcasts overall,” he said.
What will Google Podcasts do?
The app has a simple interface. It lets you search for new podcasts, download them, and play them at your convenience.
A segment called “For you” shows you new episodes of shows you’ve subscribed in to, episodes you’ve been tuning in to yet haven’t completed, and a rundown of your downloaded episodes. Scroll down, and you’ll see “top” and “trending” podcasts, both in general and by category. The podcast player has less-fine-grained controls than you may be utilized to form applications like Overcast. You can’t customize some things like skipping the buttons or make playlists of podcasts to tune in to, for instance.
When you search for a podcast (in this case, Justin Bieber), you’re taken to a simple screen that will give the podcast’s name, author, and logo, as well as a brief description( if applicable). Tap on an episode to listen to it. You can download it also to listen to it offline if you want.
The Podcasts application is coordinated with Google Assistant, which means you can look for and play podcasts wherever you have Assistant empowered. Google will sync your place in a podcast overall Google items, so in the event that you tune in to a large portion of a podcast on your path home from work, you can continue it on your Google Home once you’re back at the house.
In the coming months, Google will add a feature to add closed subtitles to your podcast, so you can read along as you listen. Closed subtitles likewise imply that you’ll be able to skip ahead to perceive what’s coming up later in a show. In the end, you’ll be able to peruse ongoing live translations in your preferred language, giving you “a chance to tune in” to a podcast regardless of you don’t speak the same tongue as the host.
In the meantime, it’s certainly worth the download for Android users who have been looking for another way to listen to the podcasts.
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