If you’re a fan of podcasts then you’ll be happy to hear that Google is working on it’s own podcast app. For those who don’t know about podcast, A podcast, or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download and listen to. It is often available for subscription, so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user’s own local computer, mobile application, or portable media player (source: wiki).
According to the folks at 9to5Google who did a bit of digging within the latest Google application, found the app has a hidden prompt asking users to “Get the Google Podcasts app.” Google built out a full podcast interface several months ago inside the app, which will likely be accessible via a home screen and app launcher shortcut. Longtime Android users might remember that Google used to have an app called Listen, its first attempt at a podcasts player. But the company shut down Listen in 2012.
Also the same year Apple launched it’s own podcast app, which has been quite a hit since it’s launch. So Google might be looking for something similar.
But why now ?
Currently the users can track their podcast subscription and browse for other trending podcasts via the mobile app, which may feel a little bit inconvenient as you need to specifically open the Google app. So an app solely for podcasts might just solve the problem, especially for those lazy bums. But of course there’s always the option to use other third party apps like Pocket casts which is quite popular amongst fellow podcast listeners.
Other than that there’s no specific date for the app launch. All we know is that it’s an app for Android users to listen, discover and download podcast shows.
When the app goes live on play store it will be available on the following link.
Google play link ( not available yet)