Yesterday Google launches its unique podcast app for Android phones. The name of the app is very simple Google Podcast, which will use Google’s recommendation algorithm showing efforts to join people to have fun while shows on the basis of their listening habit. Other podcasts are there for Androids on Google play music along with different apps. Google is expecting that this new podcast will bring new trend along hundreds of million listeners around the globe. (Earlier Google had shown its efforts to make listener groove on “podcatcher ” which was not in use since 2012 in Android phones)
“We have so many scopes and aspects which need to grow in the area if podcast listening,” said Zack Reneau- wedeen who is the product manager of the app. This has to be created as the first-time app for podcast ” to increase is the podcast listener by double in number all over the world” he added.
This Google Podcast will look similar to those who have used the podcast app before. It includes searching of new tracks or podcast, then easily available for downloading after downloading you can listen to the podcast according to your convenience. “There will be way more than 2 million podcast or soundtracks available in the app on the day of launch” said Google representers.
When you will open the app, on the top a section is where it says ‘For you’, there will be all the new episodes of shows that you have subscribed, if you are already listening to some episode but not yet finished and a list of all your downloaded episodes. After scrolling down a bit you will find all the trending and upcoming podcasts. Podcast app has few controls which you already used in apps like Overcast. You simply cannot personalize the skip button and create your own playlist according to your wish of listening.
Google is not planning to pay directly for creating podcast but they are working to explore new ways for podcasts for underrepresented creators extra promotions said company. They are also planning ways to examine and enhancing recording equipment to make more available for people who cannot afford it.
Those who have used the podcast Google play music before will tell that nothing has changed but this company is focusing on future development to make a unique app for podcast.
This is available for Androids but not for IOS phones.