Now you possibly can take heed to podcasts proper in Google’s cellular app

Now you can listen to podcasts right in Google’s mobile app

Google as we speak is making its simpler for Android customers to take heed to podcasts, by introducing podcast help proper into its Google app for Android. Meaning you’re capable of seek for podcasts utilizing Google’s search engine, then click on a button to start listening with out having to subscribe or change over to a different app.

The function additionally consists of commonplace audio controls on the backside of the display, together with a Play/Pause button, Rewind and Quick Ahead. However what’s much more useful is that you simply’re capable of proceed to browse the online or use your telephone when you pay attention. You’ll be able to even flip off the display, says Google – the podcast will merely play within the background.

At launch, there are already hundreds of podcasts listed and supported for enjoying inside the Google software, however Google notes that extra can be added over time. You’ll undoubtedly haven’t any hassle discovering prime names, like Serial, Recent Air, or RadioLab, nevertheless.

If you discover a podcast you need to hear, the app will show the newest three episodes in Google’s search outcomes, so that you don’t need to click on however as soon as to start listening to the newest present.

Plus, you need to use this function to get caught up on older packages – the search outcomes will show an choice to view “Extra episodes.” It will take you to an extended record of the podcast’s archives. Normally, this seemed to be the entire again catalog, in truth.

Now you can listen to podcasts right in Google’s mobile app

The launch follows Google’s lengthy-awaited debut of podcast help in Google Play Music, which simply rolled out yesterday. The lack to seek for, uncover, subscribe and play podcasts had been a shocking omission to the corporate’s iTunes competitor. Possible the help for enjoying podcasts within the Google app is tied to the truth that Google now – finally – maintains an up to date catalog of those well-liked packages on its servers.

It’s additionally value stating that the Google app’s help for podcasts doesn’t look like an effort to advertise Google Play Music. The podcasts merely play within the app, and finish customers aren’t instructed to go over to Google Play to listen to extra, nor are they linked to the service.

This isn’t the primary time Google has launched help for streaming audio content material proper inside search, in fact. Years in the past, it started connecting net customers to music within the search outcomes, and at the moment it connects cellular customers to streaming providers and movies once they seek for artists and songs. However these options have been extra about offering one-off tidbits info, whereas this new podcast help truly works extra like an audio streaming app you need to use proper out of your search outcomes web page.

Google says the podcasts can be found globally, however solely in English.