Recently, Google took the wraps off its onymous Podcasts application that answering the plea of many Android users who are tired of relying on Google Play Music for the podcast listening and management functions.
Though, if you are new to podcasts or just planning to take Google Podcasts for a twist to see how it will compare with some other applications, so here we provide you some tips which help you to make the most of it. There are five most significant tips for using Google podcasts; they are as follows-
Start here, Finish there
If you hold more than one of Google-powered devices, not only Android phones but also the tablets and Google Home including speakers then you will appreciate this; you can easily start a podcast on one device and then on another and at last pick up where you left off. There is nothing exclusive you need to do; the Google Podcasts application automatically keeps track of your listening progress.
Adjust Playback Speed
The Google Podcasts application allows you to adjust the playback speed so that you can consume shows more quickly. Auspiciously, the pitch remains the same, so voices will always sound normal.
Whereas listening to any podcast brings up the player controls, then click on the 1.0x icon in the lower-left corner of the podcast. That will surely bring up a speed slider that you can use to set your preferred multiplier. Google suggested that starting with 1.1x or 1.2x, only to see how you like it. You can always hit up if you want to go faster.
Download Episodes for Offline Listening
Sometimes, you might want to download some podcasts. Then you will have to do that manually by clicking any given episode, then on the download icon. You can easily see all your downloaded episodes in the Downloads section of the home screen.
Search from Outside the App
You need not have to load the Google Podcasts to run a search although it has that capability, but fire up the Google like you normally would.
Assuming that there is a match within the search results, you can click on the episode, and you will immediately land at Podcasts, where you can easily subscribe and also do all the other app-specific things.
Use a Different Podcast Manager
While the Google Podcasts will probably improve with the time, but presently it is extremely limited for everyone.
For instances, it cannot download the new episodes of your subscribed podcasts that you have to fetch each one manually.
The application also does not support playlists, and also doesn’t offer global settings for most of the features, and it doesn’t have a car or any night modes, and many others.
Therefore, if you are certainly new to the Google podcasts, then you might appreciate a more full-featured app. Some of the amazing picks include the Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts and Podcast Go and many more.