Google has officially added podcast integration into their Play Music service. The feature is rolling out to Android users starting today around the world alongside their web-based service.
Google’s added podcast interface acts just like Play Music’s music interface. Based off of your interests, Google will recommend different podcasts to listen to while also give you access to hot and trending ones like “Learning Something New” which will feature episodes from shows including Stuff You Should Know and How To Do Everything, and “Getting Lost in a Story” with Radiolaband Reply All.
Other functions of the new feature include the ability to set a notification when a new episode is uploaded and the ability to download certain podcasts while also automatically doing so when a new one is received. This will make it convenient for anyone who likes to keep current with a particular series and leads a busy life while also not always being online.
Expect the podcasts addition to make it’s way to your Android device soon, while iOS users will have to wait a little while as Google didn’t say anything about the rollout for those devices. If you’re impatient, check out the podcasts interface on the official web player here on your PC or Mac.