Podcasts are coming to YouTube Music

The most recent replace to YouTube Music is all about podcasts.

In a weblog submit, Google introduced that it’s beginning to roll out podcasts for YouTube Music. The corporate says that customers will now be capable of begin watching a podcast episode on the YouTube app after which proceed listening to it by way of the YouTube Music app.

Google says that podcasts for YouTube Music are beginning to roll out to customers in the USA. The corporate does say that the rollout is gradual, so customers may not see the replace straight away. Podcasts will even be included within the YouTube Music app no matter if the consumer has a YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium subscription.

All listeners can get pleasure from podcasts on-demand, offline, within the background, whereas casting and seamlessly change between audio-video variations on YouTube Music. This podcast listening expertise is totally different from our music listening expertise the place you want a Premium or Music Premium subscription to get pleasure from a few of these options.

Whereas the characteristic is barely rolling out in the USA to this point, Google does say that it plans to carry the characteristic internationally as nicely.

This new podcast listening expertise enhances the podcast video expertise on YouTube, and we’re so excited so that you can strive it! For these of you exterior the USA, relaxation assured that we plan to carry podcasts in YouTube Music to different areas sooner or later!

Bringing podcasts to YouTube Music sounds even goofier than when Spotify did it, particularly since Music is actually within the identify of its service. It additionally brings into query the way forward for Google Podcasts, the corporate’s different podcast app. Whereas the corporate hasn’t mentioned something about it but, I may see that heading to the Google graveyard quickly sufficient.

Possibly we’ll discover out extra when Google hosts I/O in Might!