It will have to be a cheerful Cody day these days. After Google Maps’ Shortcuts, any other function he has been monitoring for months in his teardowns is beginning to move reside: podcast subscription and control within the Google app.
Ever since 2016, when podcasts rolled out in Google Play Track, we’ve been in a position to seek for a podcast and play an episode proper from the Google app / Google Seek. On the other hand, beginning in Would possibly of remaining 12 months, Cody began uncovering indicators of higher podcast strengthen coming to the Google app and Assistant, and now we’ve the primary take a look at what they’ll seem like.
When on the lookout for a podcast, our tipster sees a brand new solution to Subscribe under the title and icon banner. The name bar will get a brand new podcasts icon and title and a brand new seek icon is on best, despite the fact that I am not certain if it searches for key phrases on this explicit podcast, searches simplest the podcast listing, or is going again to a normal Google Seek. An overflow menu brings the Upload to house display shortcut in addition to the Edit podcasts possibility the place you’ll organize your subscriptions. Scrolling down additionally finds a Proceed listening card with unfinished episodes in addition to different podcast suggestions.
By means of comparability, under is the interface I see once I seek for a podcast now: no unsubcribe button, no seek icon, no overflow menu, and simplest an Upload to house display possibility. If I scroll down, I additionally see the record of episodes from the podcast, with out the Proceed listening or Best podcasts playing cards. On the other hand, Google manages to retain my remaining playback place in podcasts, so I will ask Assistant to “proceed remaining performed podcast” and it resumes the episode and site the place I left off.
There are nonetheless a couple of questions in regards to the new interface. As an example, we do not know if downloading episodes is already to be had or if you’ll in finding your record of subscribed podcasts any place however thru a seek (someplace within the Assistant settings possibly, subsequent to Information?), however a minimum of the serve as is beginning to roll out now. Check it out and tell us if in case you have it to your gadgets.