Google Podcasts

4.4
751K reviews
500M+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

With Google Podcasts, you can play the latest episodes from your favorite shows, explore podcast recommendations just for you, and manage your listening activity.

Discover podcasts that you'll love
• Subscribe and listen to all your favorite podcasts.
• Explore show and episode recommendations just for you.
• Browse popular and trending shows in comedy, news, history, music, business, TV & film, education, health & fitness, technology, arts, science, sports and more.

Customize your listening experience
• Listen at faster playback speeds or skip over silences.
• Queue up episodes for a seamless listening experience.
• Easily keep track of your listening history, downloads and subscriptions.

Listen wherever you are
• Listen on multiple devices – phone, laptop, smart speaker – without losing your place.
• Stream episodes for instant playback or auto-download episodes to listen offline and on the go.
• Discover podcasts using Google Search and Google Assistant.

To find out more, visit our Help Centre: https://support.google.com/websearch/topic/9739148?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=3036132&p=podcasts&visit_id=637190448011338458-2709322194&rd=1
Updated on
Sep 11, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Independent security review

Ratings and reviews

4.4
734K reviews
William Elliott
April 27, 2024
Simple and has all the podcasts. YT Music, I gave it a shot for months, but it's horrible for podcasts. Unsafe for driving because it's so complicated to find stuff. And you search for a popular podcast that you're already subscribed to, yet it doesn't even pop up. It's just soooo bad. So I cancelled my YouTube music subscription after years of paying. Time to search for another music & podcast solution
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KatTheKonqueror
May 9, 2024
I know rating an app that is discontinued is kind of pointless, but I just want to express my frustration that you're trying to make me use YouTube music for podcasts when it doesn't even work for music. I'll be using stitcher. (ETA: stitcher is gone. I guess I won't be playing any podcasts.) Also why was I asked if this app teaches piano? Of course it doesn't.
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Dirk Ykema
May 21, 2024
You're doing to this app the same as you did to Play Music; Taking a perfectly functional, good app, and trying to force the use of YouTube Music by needlessly sunsetting it. I know there are plenty of Podcast apps I could be using, but they're all bloated with ads and clunky interfaces. Google is slowly killing its own apps to force us all into YouTube Music, so they can force ads and subscriptions on us to nickle-and-dime us just to get basic functionality.
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What's new

Google Podcasts now supports adding podcasts by RSS feed! Open the app and navigate to Activity, and then to the Subscriptions tab. Select the three dots in the top right corner and then "Add by RSS Feed." Once added, the podcast will appear along with your other subscribed shows, including at the top of the Home tab.