Google has today announced that its Google Podcasts service is now available on iOS.
According to a press release from the tech giant, users can now subscribe and listen to all your favorite podcasts, explore show and episode recommendations, browse popular and trending shows in comedy, news, sports, and more. Google Podcasts iOS app allows you to customize your listening experience. You can listen at faster playback speeds or skip over silences as well as queue up episodes for a continuous listening experience.
Other highlights of the Google Podcasts app for iOS:
- Listen on multiple devices – phone, laptop, smart speaker – without losing your place.
- Auto-download shows to listen offline and on the go.
- Discover podcasts using Google Search and Google Assistant.
With the new design, the Home tab features a feed of all the new episodes from podcasts you love. From the Explore tab, users can get show and episode recommendations based on their interests, and browse podcasts from different categories. And the Activity tab will give you access to your listening history, queued up episodes, and downloads.
For the first time ever, Google is letting users access subscriptions on Google Podcasts for Web with the latest update. And those on Android will now be able to enable automatic downloads, so new episodes for podcasts they subscribe to will be automatically downloaded for offline listening.
Google says this redesign should “make it easier to discover podcasts you’ll love” as you build out an impressive list of subscriptions and “customize your listening.”