Podcast Addictors, never been felt Google Play Music could do Podcast? Yes, it does now
After a Decade of Podcasts Inception, Google green signalled to Podcasts that anchored to Google Play music are now available with an update (i.e. APK download) to Android users with a new icon.
Google Play Music now follows the footsteps of services like Apple iTunes, and the first podcast supported to music players launched in 2005 and in addition to iTunes, Spotify, which supports podcast out of beta recently started and got trending over.
Likely, Google was testing this feature earlier in October last year and also recruited podcasters. They launched podcast portal with a sign up including podcasts of major shows like Marc Maron’s WTF, Tyson’s Star Talk Radio, etc., in the US which doesn’t announce the capability to play the podcast in the app. By Feb onwards users pursued podcast sections in their apps. So the reason, today’s Google Podcasts launch doesn’t make surprise anymore.
The company writes in Monday’s official announcement that “Listeners can find your podcasts based on what they’re doing, how they’re feeling or in what way are they interested in and subscribe to make sure they never miss a show.” Once you discover that you like a specific show, and then all can also subscribe and download your favourite show, and you will get an alert when a new episode arrives.
Google left podcast market left to the third party like Doggcatcher, Pocket cast, Stitcher Radio, Player FM, and Podcast Addict. The Company took a while to bring the following feature i.e. Podcasters can add their shows in Google Music Play Portal and can include in Google’s program. This featured function will get assist to more in number to at least try Google play music.