The YouTube Music podcast is lastly right here. The brand new characteristic is slowly rolling out to customers in the USA, the corporate introduced on Thursday by a YouTube Neighborhood put up. All Android and iOS customers will obtain this replace within the subsequent few days.
YouTube Music has been engaged on including assist for podcasts for a number of months now. The corporate confirmed the plans in February of this yr. It was later noticed making vital changes to the app behind the scenes to make room for the brand new characteristic. Yesterday, it formally launched the podcast to YouTube Music customers within the US.
In keeping with official announcement, YouTube Music will host audio variations of all podcasts already on the primary YouTube app. You possibly can seamlessly change between the 2 apps for the audio and video variations of a podcast, much like how one can change between music and music movies. The Music app will provide podcasts on-demand, offline, within the background, and in transit.
To take heed to a podcast, all it’s a must to do is search by key phrase. You can too faucet “Podcasts” on the prime of the House tab for unfinished episodes and really helpful podcasts. The app allows you to filter reveals by classes like comedy, enterprise video games, music, well being & health, and so on. The Discover tab additionally allows you to discover new podcasts. The extra you hear, the extra your personalised suggestions get.
YouTube says the podcast expertise on YouTube Music is completely different from its music expertise. The latter requires a Premium or Music Premium subscription to get pleasure from some options, equivalent to background playback. Nonetheless, you want a Premium subscription for ad-free listening. Observe that you could be nonetheless see affirmation or host-reading sponsorship bulletins on podcasts.
Podcasts in YouTube Music are at present restricted to the US
Podcasts are rising in reputation, with all the main music streaming companies making an attempt to make a marketplace for themselves. Google would not wish to be left behind on this race. After internet hosting podcasts in the primary YouTube app, it is now bringing this new type of leisure to its music app as properly.
At first, Google restricted this characteristic to the USA. But it surely additionally plans to increase availability in different markets. “For these of you exterior the US, relaxation assured that we plan to carry podcasts in YouTube Music to different areas sooner or later!” the corporate mentioned in its official announcement. We’ll let when this characteristic launches in different markets.