Toronto Mike

Goodbye Google Podcasts

We recently said goodbye to Stitcher, and now Google has announced Google Podcasts will be discontinued. Here's the email I received this afternoon.

Hi Mike,

We recently announced that Google Podcasts will be discontinued next year. We wanted to contact you directly with more information on what to expect.

For now, nothing is changing and you can continue to use Google Podcasts as normal. Over the coming months, podcasts in YouTube Music will be made available globally and we will start rolling out tools that will enable you to transfer your podcast show subscriptions from Google Podcasts. In YouTube Music, you will be able to listen to your podcasts just like you did on Google Podcasts, with no paid subscription required. If YouTube Music isn't for you, there will also be an option to download a file of your show subscriptions, which you can upload to an app that supports their import.

We acknowledge that this is a big change and want to thank you for being a loyal Google Podcasts user. We'll get in touch with you to give you more details over the coming months. In the meantime, if you have questions, please check out our Help Community here.

The Google Podcasts team

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