Google Play Music Launches Podcasting Portal

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Google has announced you will soon be able to listen to podcasts on Google Play Music. The podcasting portal was launched yesterday and announced by Google on the official Android blog. With the addition of podcasts to the Google Play Music arsenal some users considering Apple Music or other streaming services may just decide to stick with Google Play Music. It’s nice to have all your streaming preferences nearly in one place, and by adding podcasts Google has added value to its service.

To that end, today we’re launching a portal for podcasters to start uploading their shows to Google Play Music before we open up the service to listeners. Along with direct searches and browsing for podcasts, the service will connect new listeners with podcasts based on what they’re doing, how they’re feeling, or what they’re interested in. Similar to our contextual playlists for music, this will give podcast fans and new listeners a way of finding and listening to content that’s unique to Google Play Music. Podcasters in the US can start uploading shows now at

Google also listed just over a dozen podcasts they’re working with and who will launch with the service when it becomes available. They include:

  • Dan Carlin5by5
  • Dave Ramsey
  • Earwolf
  • Feral Audio
  • Gimlet Media
  • HBO
  • Head Gum
  • HowStuffWorks
  • Loud Speakers Network
  • Nerdist / Legendary
  • Public Radio International
  • Radiotopia / PRX
  • Sideshow Network
  • Slate / Panoply
  • StarTalk Radio
  • This Week in Tech
  • Tim Ferriss

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  Source: Android Blog
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