Google has announced that it will be discontinuing its standalone Google Podcasts app in 2024. The company will be shifting its focus to providing a better podcast experience on YouTube Music.
As we look ahead to 2024, YouTube plans to invest more in enhancing the podcast experience on YouTube Music. This move aims to create a superior platform for both podcast enthusiasts and creators. Some exciting additions include YouTube-exclusive features related to community engagement, discovery, and seamless audiovisual transitions.
Google says that it will be working with podcasters and listeners to make the transition to YouTube Music as smooth as possible. Further, YouTube Music is developing migration tools, including the ability to import podcast RSS feeds and export show subscriptions to other platforms. For podcasters, this means
For podcasters, this move means that they will get access to robust creation and analytics tools and wider reach through YouTube Music’s extensive user base. While this transition will take time, the company promises an enhanced podcast experience for all.
In the meantime, YouTube, YouTube Music, and Google Podcasts continue to operate as usual. Expect more updates on this transformative journey in the coming months.