Google has launched its own podcast app
|Google Podcast App|
Google Podcasts is a very simple podcasting app. Users can search and subscribe to podcasts and Google includes a fairly robust library of podcasts so you’ll find almost anything here. Once you are subscribed, videos can be downloaded for offline playback or you just stream the videos online. It will also use AI to learn from your listening history and suggests podcasts you might like.
However, the Podcasting app is yet to receive the reception Google might actually expected as it’s current rating is just 3.7/5 on Play Store.
Apparently, most reviewers believe that Google’s new app lacks a lot of features that other apps have. For example, the app lacks the ability to create playlists, an auto-download feature, inability to mark multiple podcast episodes as played, and many more.
Google Podcasts covers all the basics in a quick and compelling way. It’s nowhere near as full-featured as a podcast app like Pocket Casts , but it’s a great option if you don’t want to deal with a lot of setup or are just getting started in the magical world of podcasting. Also, it’s free to use.