Google has launched a standalone Podcasts app for Android smartphones and tablets. The app is designed to offer users a customized listening experience based on their habits and preferences. The app, simply called Google Podcasts, and is now available for download from the Google Play Store.
With the new Podcasts app, users can subscribe to every audio podcast they can find on Google Play Music for free. Besides, the app will also allow users to find the most recent episodes of their favourite podcasts based on their listening history and preferences.
The app’s layout also has simple and easy to use interface, allowing users to discover and download new podcasts, and play them as per their convenience. In addition, Google has promised that more than 2 million podcasts will be available on the launch day.
Elsewhere, the Google Podcasts app also supports the Google Home smart assistant. With Google Home integration, the app allows users to resume playback from where they left off on their Android smartphone or tablet. Google also plans to bring AI-powered features to its Podcasts app in the coming months.
“Google Podcasts is a new way for Android users to discover and listen to the world’s podcasts. You can subscribe to any show for free and download episodes for offline listening. All your listening is automatically synced across devices so you can pause on one device and resume on another with the Google Assistant,” said Google.
Interested users can Android download the Google Podcasts app here. The application works on devices that run Android 4.1 or above. However, there’s no information whether Google plans to release the app on iOS.