It have to be a delighted Cody working day currently. Right after Google Maps’ Shortcuts, one more element he has been monitoring for months in his teardowns is starting up to go stay: podcast subscription and administration in the Google app.
Ever since 2016, when podcasts rolled out in Google Engage in New music, we have been equipped to look for for a podcast and perform an episode suitable from the Google app / Google Look for. Even so, starting up in Could of very last calendar year, Cody started uncovering signals of superior podcast assist coming to the Google app and Assistant, and now we have the initial search at what they may perhaps search like.
When looking for a podcast, our tipster sees a new selection to Subscribe under the identify and icon banner. The title bar receives a new podcasts icon and identify and a new look for icon is on top, although I am not guaranteed if it searches for keywords and phrases in this specific podcast, searches only the podcast directory, or goes back to a standard Google Look for. An overflow menu delivers the Include to dwelling display screen shortcut as nicely as the Edit podcasts selection exactly where you can take care of your subscriptions. Scrolling down also reveals a Continue on listening card with unfinished episodes as nicely as other podcast tips.
By comparison, under is the interface I see when I look for for a podcast now: no unsubcribe button, no look for icon, no overflow menu, and only an Include to dwelling display screen selection. If I scroll down, I also see the list of episodes from the podcast, without the Continue on listening or Prime podcasts playing cards. Even so, Google manages to retain my very last playback position in podcasts, so I can request Assistant to “continue very last played podcast” and it resumes the episode and spot exactly where I left off.
There are nonetheless a couple of issues with regards to the new interface. For example, we will not know if downloading episodes is currently readily available or if you can discover your list of subscribed podcasts anywhere but by way of a look for (somewhere in the Assistant settings maybe, subsequent to Information?), but at minimum the function is starting up to roll out now. Test it out and let us know if you have it on your devices.