Google Podcasts

749K reviews
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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:
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

732K reviews
Jesse Roy
March 28, 2024
I've used this app since it was launched almost 6 years ago and it has been very good the entire time, easy to browse for new podcasts, easy to find anything you'd want to do as a podcast listener. I will not be switching over to YouTube Music or whatever Google decides is better than this, I will be switching to another dedicated podcast player.
451 people found this review helpful
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Laura Newby
April 7, 2024
With this app shutting down and my dislike for YT music, I needed an alternative. Luckily! I found Castbox, and it exceeded my expectations. That app offers a highly customized experience, allowing me to discover and subscribe to all my favorite podcasts. I can create multiple playlists, download episodes for offline listening, and even use it seamlessly with Android Auto in my car. The user interface is intuitive, making it a breeze to navigate. If u r looking for one, try it!
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Donald Dial
March 22, 2024
Absurd choice to discontinue this app. This app has always worked well, with media controls, web player integration, and importable RSS feeds. Podcasts was a good example of the Android OS having dependable native apps. Dropping the app is tantamount to dropping other critical native apps, such as maps, contacts, or Gmail. Android now lacks a basic functionality, pushing users to third party apps with ads and subscription models. I might go back to iPhone over this.
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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.