Hey, do you know that the Google Play Music app that comes along with your Android telephone can subscribe to, stream, and obtain podcasts? The function works okay, although not practically as fleshed-out as the assorted devoted podcast managers on the market. However in the event you hate having further apps in your telephone, and also you’re already an avid consumer of Play Music, it may very well be the best transfer for you. Right here’s the way it works.
On Your Telephone
Open the Google Play Music app and shut the “Now Taking part in” window with a downswipe (if it’s lively). Press the hamburger icon (the three horizontal traces) in the upper-left nook, after which faucet the “Podcasts” possibility.
This web page exhibits you a broad choice of in style podcasts in the Google Play database, any of which you’ll be able to browse and play identical to common music podcast. Faucet the title icons, after which faucet a person episode to begin enjoying them.
If you need to subscribe to a podcast, faucet the triple-dot icon in the decrease proper nook of its itemizing. The podcast then seems in the “Your Podcasts” tab on the prime of the app.
The “Your Podcasts” web page is kind of the identical, however tapping the triple-dot icon in the lower-right nook of every entry provides a brand new “Manage this podcast” possibility. Different choices right here embody “Auto-download,” which mechanically fetches the most recent episodes for offline playback as an alternative of streaming over the online connection, “Notifications,” which provides a notification in Android for every new episode, and a selection to play them latest to oldest or oldest to latest.
For podcasts that aren’t in the favored checklist, faucet the search (magnifying glass) icon in the higher proper nook of the app. Seek for any related information: the podcast’s identify, artist identify, basic subject, no matter. Sadly, the outcomes received’t be solely podcasts, even in the event you begin from the podcast web page, so scroll down a bit till you see the “Podcasts” part of the outcomes. Faucet the “# extra” button in the event you don’t see what you’re in search of straight away; in any other case simply use the three-dot menu to subscribe.
The database has 1000’s of podcasts out there, however sadly, there’s no technique of importing podcasts that aren’t already listed. So in case your favourite podcasts haven’t been added to the database, you’re in all probability higher off in search of a traditional RSS-based answer.
On the Net
Play.google.com/music has kind of the identical interface because the cellular model. You simply want to hover over the “…” icon along with your mouse cursor to make the Podcasts hyperlink seen. The most important distinction is, that, because it’s fully browser-based, the online model doesn’t permit you to obtain particular person episodes for native playback.