Google has rolled out a new application for those who like to listen to podcasts. Predictably dubbed as Google Podcasts, the application is only for Android currently but might shortly reach on Apple’s iOS. Some new functions are anticipated to come as well. Android consumers can get their hands on the application from Google Play Store since it is now accessible all over the world.
It is worth including that Google Podcasts in itself is not a full-fledged app. It is a shortcut that directs a consumer to the current pages on Google application. For those who are not aware, the Mountainview-located tech company incorporated podcast services back in 2016 in its Google search application and later transported it to Play Music.
It has been cited that the experience of Google Podcast will enhance eventually as and when the main search application updates.
The application has a home screen that displays all the channels to which a consumer has enrolled. Clicking on it displays the series of episodes along with the choice to download them. To preserve the memory on the smartphone, the application automatically gets rid of the episodes. Consumers can make a decision on the duration prior to the episode gets removed.
The application also has a section dubbed as “For You” wherein consumers are displayed to all the new episodes, those that are in the download list and those that are in development. Other sections display the top and trending podcasts in various sections.
Earlier this year, the firm rolled out a built-in podcast player within the Search app. The results in the Search on your handset will now display you podcast data comprising listings of episode. Consumers can begin listening to the podcast within the search result without the requirement to download any app, as per the sources.