Sunday, April 14, 2024

Google Rolls Out Podcast Support to YouTube Music for Android Users in the US

  • Google has rolled out support for podcasts on the YouTube Music app for Android users in the United States.
  • The podcasts section on the YouTube Music app is categorized based on popularity and genre, and the app recommends podcasts based on the user’s interests.
  • Audio ads are likely to be introduced to podcasts on YouTube Music soon.

Google has started rolling out support for podcasts on the YouTube Music app for Android users in the United States, fulfilling its promise made back in February. This new feature is different from the music listening experience, and it won’t require any subscription, but ads are likely to be introduced soon.

With this new feature, Android users can now listen to podcasts on the YouTube Music app in the same way they listen to songs. The app shows a dedicated ‘Podcasts’ tab at the top of the home page, where users can find all the available podcasts. Users can choose their favorite podcasts and listen to them even when their devices are locked.

The podcasts section on the YouTube Music app is categorized based on popularity and genre, and the app even recommends podcasts based on the user’s interests. This makes it easier for users to find the podcasts they are interested in and discover new ones.

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Google is gradually rolling out this new feature in phases, so some users may get it before others. The company also plans to introduce audio ads to podcasts on YouTube Music soon.

In addition, earlier this month, Google added the ‘Podcasts’ tab to channel pages on YouTube. This new section shows all the content that a creator marks as podcasts, making it easier for users to discover specific types of content. The same content that creators have marked as podcasts on YouTube will appear in YouTube Music’s podcasts section.

YouTube Music Podcasts FAQs

Do I need a subscription to listen to podcasts on YouTube Music?

No, this new feature won’t require any subscription, but ads are likely to be introduced soon.

Can I listen to podcasts on YouTube Music in the same way I listen to songs?

Yes, this new feature allows users to listen to podcasts in the same way they listen to songs, even when their devices are locked.

Will the same content that creators have marked as podcasts on YouTube appear in YouTube Music’s podcasts section?

Yes, the same content that creators have marked as podcasts on YouTube will appear in YouTube Music’s podcasts section.

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