Google Podcasts

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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
Aug 9, 2022

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
649K reviews
November 6, 2022
The app itself is fine, it's whatever. My issue is the stupid mid roll ads that are three times as loud as the podcast and interrupt it mid sentence. And you can't even go back to where the show got interrupted because the ads are part of the playback. Also I listen to podcasts to fall asleep and the ads completely ruined that. It's like the app was designed to be as annoying and as possible. I guess I'm switching to Spotify. If you're trying to drive customers away you're doing a great job 👍
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Christian Sudbrock
December 2, 2022
Use it all the time but after this last update it's starting to be more trouble than it's worth. Within the last week I've had to redownload my entire queue, hundreds of episodes from a dozen different shows, only to find all of my downloads have been deleted once again! This is ridiculous. I use a budget data plan that charges me for data used, pre-downloading podcasts are essential for me. It's very frustrating to get out on a job without wifi and find my entire backlog randomly deleted.
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Mrs. Hermangali
November 9, 2022
Love the free audio and variety of content. I like to listen to podcasts as I fall asleep. I can't figure out how to create a queue of podcasts, by clicking play next, then stop playing additional podcasts to which I have subscribed, even though I didn't click play next. It's as though the app takes it upon itself to play all the podcasts so I don't miss anything. I've tried adjusting the settings but it seems it's an all or none setup. This issue drains data and battery
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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.