Google Podcasts is still lagging behind competing podcast players, but at least the developers are working on bringing the app on par with Google’s other products. It has received the new account switcher and swipe gesture that’s been showing up across the company’s Android applications.
The swipe gesture in action.
As far as podcast-listening clients go, Google Podcasts still lacks a fair amount of functionality when compared to the competition. Today, Google’s taking a step towards doing something about that by adding a new feature that could encourage users to spend more time listening to and discovering podcast content within the app: personalized recommendations.
From the Google Podcasts homescreen, you may notice a new Recommended tab to the right of the Downloads section. Read More
At I/O 2019, Google confirmed that it’s indexing podcasts to surface audio alongside text and video Search results. Podcast search is now available on Google.com and coming soon to Google Assistant.