Google has finally made their Google Podcasts app available on iOS.
They've also expanded the web capabilities ofGoogle Podcasts and they've completely redesigned the Android app as well, so inthis video I'm going to take you through what's new with Google Podcasts I'mgoing to show you the main features of the app on both iOS and Android and I'mgoing to take you through how I use the new Google Podcast app and why you maywant to consider using it as your default podcast app especially if youhave Google Assistant speakers.
Let's dive in.
By far the biggest advantage tousing Google Podcasts over other podcasts apps out there is if you listento podcasts on Google Assistant displays.
If you're an iPhone user you reallyhaven't had a reliable way to start playing a podcast on a Google Assistantspeaker or speaker group, pause that podcast and then pick it up right whereyou left off on your iPhone, until now with Google Podcasts.
With GooglePodcasts you can tell Google on your Nest Hub Max for example, to play thelatest episode of New York Times The Daily, then you can pause the podcast onyour speaker, take out your phone open the Google Podcasts app and returnto your podcast right where you left off.
Now if you've been using the GooglePodcasts app on Android for a while now you're going to notice that the newversion of Google Podcasts looks quite a bit different from the previous version.
The design is pretty much exactly the same between the iOS and Androidversions the app is organized around three main tabs: home, explore, andactivity.
The home tab features a feed of new episodes from the podcasts thatyou've subscribed to and quick access to your podcasts at the top.
When you selectan episode you'll see a play button a button to add this episode to your queuewhich will get more into in a second, a download button that will download thepodcast episode to your device, and a share button.
Below those buttons you'llsee show notes for the podcast which can often include things like external linksto things talked about in the podcast as well as discount codes and links toproducts that are sponsoring the podcast episode you're listening to.
At thebottom of the page you'll see topics or people Google has recognized that arecovered in the podcast episode.
Clicking on the topic or person's name will bringyou to a Google search result on that topic or person.
When you play a podcasta card will pop up that will appear in the app which you can slide back down soyou can view the main tabs and it will remain at the bottom of the app whereyou can slide it back up again into the main view.
The main view tab shows youthe main podcast image the episode title play skip forward and back buttons, ascroll bar where you can skip to different parts of the podcast episode, aqueue button which when clicked, will show you the current episode playing as well aswhat's next in your podcast queue.
Next to the queue button is the playback speedbutton where you can slow down the speed to 0.
5 times or speed up the speed ofthe podcast to 3 times.
In this view there's also a nifty button you canselect that will trim the silence in your podcast when people aren't talkingwhich will ultimately speed up the time it takes to listen to the podcast.
There's also a sleep timer button as well so if you go to sleep listening toa podcast you can actually set the podcast to stop after a specific amountof time within the app.
Next we have the information button and this will justshow you more info about the episode and the topics explored in the podcastepisode.
Clicking the three dots will bring up a secondary mini window withoptions to bring up the share sheet on iOS and Android or to mark the episodeas played.
Now if you have a bunch of Google Assistant speakers or Google castenabled speakers like I do such as Nest Minis, Nest Hubs, the Google Home speakeror any speaker you plugged a Chromecast Audio into, you actually have the abilityto cast your podcast to these speakers or speaker groups by clicking on thecast button in the top left hand corner and choosing the speaker group you wantto cast to, and once you tap on that speaker or speaker group, your podcastwill begin playing on it.
Let's go back and look at the explore tab.
The firstthing you'll see is a For You section which will show you new shows andepisode recommendations based on your interests.
You can scroll through the topbar to see popular podcasts in different categories and of course there's asearch bar at the top to help you find exactly what you'relooking for and you do have the ability to turn on and off the personalizedrecommendations in the Google Podcasts settings.
Also if you need more podcastrecommendations I'll make sure to leave my personal favorite podcasts that Ilisten to every week in the video description below and if you have afavorite podcast that you love listening to, leave a comment below as well I'dlove to see what podcasts everyone is listening to out there.
Alright, now thelast tab is the activity tab.
The activity tab will display your queued upepisodes, downloaded episodes, your listen history, and all of the podcasts that youcurrently subscribe to.
The first thing you'll see is your queue.
These are made upof specific podcast episodes that you have added to your queue through the app.
The way I use it is any podcast episode I want to listen to I add it to my queueand then I manage the order.
Now managing the order is a little bit differentbetween iOS and Android.
On iOS, to remove a podcast from your queue, click it andthen click the three dots and then select remove from your queue.
On Android, you can do this by clicking the edit button at the top and then select theepisodes that you want to remove from your queue on both apps.
You can easilytap and drag heads around to reshuffle your queue.
Alright, next and real quick, I want to dive into the settings of the Google podcast app because Google hasadded some new things in here that I do want to mention.
You can get to settingsby clicking on the three dots when you're in the activity or Explorer tabsor by tapping on your Google profile icon when you're in the home screen ofthe app.
In settings you have quite a few options including auto download, whichwill automatically download new episodes of the podcasts that you subscribe toand you do have the option to select which podcasts you want to automaticallydownload new episodes of.
Removed completed episodes allows you to specifythe time where completed episodes will be removed from your queue and downloads.
Remove unfinished episodes allows you to specify when you want Google Podcasts toremove episodes you never got to from your queue and your downloads.
Innotifications, we have some new stuff.
You can enable notifications of new podcastepisodes for specific podcasts that you subscribe to.
Also youhave the ability to turn off personalized recommendations and youhave the ability to autoplay from your queue when opening the app.
Alright andthe last thing before we wrap up this video is Google Podcasts' for the web.
Ina web browser you can go to podcasts.
com to explore new podcasts aswell as see and manage your podcast subscriptions.
To see your subscriptionsclick on the menu at the top left hand corner and select subscriptions.
Thereyou'll be able to see your subscriptions and continue listening where you leftoff in your different podcasts.
Do note that at the time of this recording youcan't seem to get to the queue of podcasts that you create in GooglePodcasts for the web.
Alright well that's pretty much it for everything on theGoogle Podcast app.
If you have any feedback for Google on the app you cansubmit it to them by clicking the three dots or tapping your Google profile iconin the apps home screen and then select send feedback.
Alright well that's itfor our overview of Google Podcasts.
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For 6 Months Later, I'm Josh Teder, thanks for watching.