Google Podcasts

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  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+
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About Google Podcasts

Google Podcasts is a fairly standard podcast app with playback speed controls and the ability to skip silence segments. Google Podcasts is 100% free to use, and if you're deep in Google's ecosystem, it's the option that makes the most sense. If you're looking to keep track of your podcasts, the Google Podcasts app is now available for both iPhone and Android devices.

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Google Podcasts is similar to Apple Podcasts in that users can discover free and trending podcasts, play the latest episodes from their favorite shows, explore recommendations, and manage listening activity. The app will also save your spot in an episode if you need to take a break.

With Google’s podcast player, you can browse categories or search among all podcasts to find ones you like. You can then subscribe to your favorite podcasts and listen to individual episodes online or download them for offline listening. Podcasts can be sent to different devices via Apple’s AirPlay or Google’s Cast features.

Are Google Podcasts free?

Google Podcasts is a free service with convenient features that make it easy for users to discover more about the podcasts they listen to.

How does Google Podcasts work?

Browse Podcasts

When you first open Google Podcasts, the app prompts you to add your favorite podcasts. Tap the Search icon, then at the Explore screen you can browse for podcasts by subject or search by name and other criteria. Swipe down the Explore screen to see programs chosen for you. Tap topics at the top—News, Culture, Education Podcasts, Business, Technology, and History—to view programs in each category.

Search Podcasts

To track down specific podcasts by name, topic, or other key terms, tap the Search field at the top and type your search term. Tap the name of a podcast that interests you and swipe down the screen to see individual episodes, starting with the most recent. If you select a podcast from the search results, there will also be a selection of related podcasts at the bottom of the screen. Tap the play icon to listen to an episode.


If you like a podcast and want to listen to each new episode regularly, tap Subscribe. Subscribing to a podcast triggers a notice at the bottom with a few options. Turn on the switch for Auto-download new episodes if you want new episodes to automatically download to your phone as soon as they appear. Turn on the switch for New episodes notification to receive alerts anytime a new episode is available. Tap Unsubscribe if you change your mind about subscribing.

How to Submit Your Podcast to Google Podcasts

Here are the four easy steps to submit your podcast in Google’s Podcast Manager:

  • Step 1. Find and copy your podcast’s RSS feed
  • Step 2. Go to Google’s Podcast Manager
  • Step 3. Add your show’s RSS feed
  • Step 4. Verify your feed. If your Google account and the email associated with your show match, you’ll instantly be verified. If not, Google will need to manually verify the email associated with your show.

Once you’re verified, you’ll want to check to see if your podcast has been included in Google’s podcast index. This could take 24 hours or up to a couple of days. 


App Details

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Android, iPad, iPhone





Organisational and Productivity Skills
Academic Relevance


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


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Download Google Podcasts

You can download Google Podcasts on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Google Podcasts app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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