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Google Now Has a Podcast App, But You Don’t Have to Install It. Here’s Why!

Google decided to launch its podcast app today to rival Apple’s podcast. The name? Simple — Google podcasts. P.S. This isn’t the first Podcast app from Google — Google Listen takes that title.

Like every other podcast app out there, Google’s podcasts would allow you subscribe to and download podcasts. It will also use AI to learn from your listening history and suggests podcasts you might like. However, the new app hasn’t received the reception Google was probably expecting. It currently has a 3.7/5 rating on the Google Play Store.

 

Apparently, a lot of reviewers believe that Google’s new app lacks a lot of features/functions that other apps have inherently.  For example, the app lacks the ability to create playlists, an auto-download feature, inability to mark multiple podcast episodes as played, to name a few:

In summary, people are of the opinion that this is another half-baked product from Google, and based on my first impression:

Here is another interesting fact, you don’t need to download the app to use its features.

Just head over to Google search, type any podcast of your choice, in this case, ‘the stuff you should know’ podcast, select one episode from the list and…

You’d get a prompt that lets you add a podcast shortcut to your home screen,  you can also subscribe and see Google’s podcast recommendations (similar to the podcast app).

 

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10 comments on “Google Now Has a Podcast App, But You Don’t Have to Install It. Here’s Why!

  1. isaiah oladapo says:

    Misstechy hope it will not end up like Alo and Duo

  2. Fhemi says:

    How many Nigerians use podcast? Even so many tech wise people are not familiar with it.

  3. Trex says:

    Podcast Addict is still the best podcast app for Android. I love it so much, I paid for the no ads version.

  4. William says:

    Been using it for a while now. No hitches whatsoever. Love the shortcut on the home screen, saves time and really responsive.

    1. Anonymous says:

      thank you oga.
      have been using this app months before it showed up in play store. Somehow assistant recognized was a podcast addict and recommended it.
      i tried he new app on the play store, but there isn’t ant difference precept the app icon.
      As far as am concerned the app is great coz it intelligently recommends channels for me

  5. Jerry Smart says:

    Google always making things difficult this days ,i can’t remember the last time I made use of podcast

    1. Kaybang says:

      “Google always making things difficult this days..,”
      Don’t ever listen to what the young man below us keeps saying at the end of every comment he makes on a Google post.

  6. OBÁDÁRÀ says:

    …WELL,THE RATE AT WHICH GOOGLE RUSH OUT SOME HALF BAKED APPS MAKES ME WONDER IF ITS THEIR PRIMARY SCHOOL SECTION THAT’S EXHIBITING CRAYON PAINTINGS!
    NEVERTHELESS,THE FACT THAT ONE DOESN’T NECESSARILY NEED TO INSTALL THE APP BECAUSE OF THE URL HOME SCREEN SHORTCUT MAKES ME WANT TO SAY AGAIN THAT GOOGLE HAS BEEN MAKING LIFE EASIER SINCE 0000 AD…

    1. Kaybang says:

      “…THE RATE AT WHICH GOOGLE RUSH OUT SOME HALF BAKED APPS… MAKES ME WANT TO SAY AGAIN THAT GOOGLE HAS BEEN MAKING LIFE EASIER SINCE 0000 AD…”

  7. Anonymous says:

    Did you just say google roles out half backed software’s? Thats the craziest things i read today

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