Google’s new podcast ‘app’ is already on your Android phone

Google’s new podcast ‘app’ is already on your Android phone

Google quietly rolled out a new way for Android users to listen to podcasts and subscribe to shows they like – and it already works on your phone.

Podcast production company Pacific Content got the exclusive on it: essentially, Google now surfaces podcast show info and episode listings in search results on your Android device, and you can tune into them right from there – no app installation necessary.

To get started, just search for a show using Google Search or Google Assistant with a query like, “bbc the inquiry podcast.”

Search for any podcast and Google will surface info and playable episodes right on the results page