tech2 News StaffApr 20, 2016 08:58:38 IST
In a bid to offer an edge over other apps, Google Play Music was known to be bringing support for podcasts soon. In October, the search giant has said it would be coming in the next few months, and here it is!
In an announced via the OfficialAndroid blog, the company has announced a Podcast section for the web and also its Android app, but there is no word on the release for iOS platform yet. For now, it is rolling out to users in the US and Canada. Google hasn't disclosed if or when it will be rolling out to other regions.
"Starting today on the web and rolling out on Android in the U.S. and Canada, we’ll connect you with podcasts based on what you’re doing, how you’re feeling and what you’re interested in," Google wrote in the blogpost.
Just like the contextual playlists for music, Google says it wants to make it easy to find the right podcast for users. "Try “Learning Something New” to talk about at a dinner party and listen to our favorite episodes from Stuff You Should Know or How To Do Everything. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon by “Getting Lost in a Story” with episodes from Radiolab or Reply All, or relax after a long day by “Laughing Out Loud” to Marc Maron’s WTF or Chris Hardwick’s The Nerdist," Google further states in the blogpost.
Users can subscribe to content and the last several episodes will be automatically downloaded on their device and they can even choose to be notified each time a new episode is released.