Google Podcasts is the new official podcast player from Google for Android. The app allows you to listen to digital media, which is very similar to radio programs, and which has gained notoriety in recent times. In this way, the listener not only chooses what he wants to hear, but also when he wants to hear the content.
With a simple look, it is possible to synchronize the user's favorite programs and play them over the cell phone. In the following walkthrough, see how to use the Google podcast app. Although the procedure was performed on a Sony Xperia XZ2 with Android O, the tips apply to any smartphone with the system.
Application connects to the user's account to synchronize playback; learn how to use Photo: Fernando Telles / TechTudo
How to listen to podcasts on Spotify
Step 1. After downloading and installing Google Podcasts, open it on your smartphone. On the app's home screen, you can find the podcasts that Google suggests.
First, open Google Podcasts Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 2. To search for a podcast, tap the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen. Then enter the name of the program you are looking for.
Tap the magnifying glass icon to search for a podcast Foto: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 3. In the list of results, you can check the last three episodes of each podcast found. If you want to subscribe to one of them or simply check out more details about the program, touch the name of the program or the button "More episodes".
The search results also show the last three episodes of each podcast found Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 4. On the next screen, you can register for the program in question. In doing so, both the podcast and its most recent episodes will gain prominence on the app's home screen.
When subscribing to a podcast, the new episodes released by him will appear on the home screen Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 5. Back to the podcast details screen, you can view all of your already published episodes. You can also play any of the episodes on the list just by touching the right play icon.
You can browse the episode list and play some of them Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 6. To check more details about a specific episode, tap the title. On the next screen, in addition to viewing the name, description, date and size of the episode, you can choose whether to play it via streaming or to download it to the phone's memory, on the icon with a down arrow.
Playing on the episode, you can see more details about it or download it Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 7. When choosing to download the episode, you may need to grant Google Podcasts access to your smartphone storage. If this message appears, tap the "Settings" button and go to "Permissions".
To download an episode, you will need to grant the app storage permissions Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 8. Then, activate the "Storage" switch and go back to Google Podcasts. After granting the permission, the application will be able to save files in the phone's memory, so just touch the download button again.
After granting permission, return and try to download the episode again Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 9. After downloading an episode, you can listen to it even without the internet. On the Google Podcasts home screen, the episode will appear in the "Downloads" tab.
The downloaded episodes will be displayed on the home screen, under the "Downloads" tab Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 10. As in a music player, a lower bar displays the episode currently playing, along with the commands to play and pause. You can tap this bar to access the other playback controls.
During playback, touch the bottom bar to access other controls Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 11. In the playback controls, in addition to being able to fast forward or rewind the episode, it is possible to change the speed with which it plays. To do this, touch the "1.0x" button and adjust the slider to your preference.
Use the playback controls according to your preference Photo: Reproduction / Fernando Telles
Ready! Now you know everything you need to hear podcasts with the new Google app. In order for the playback to be synchronized on different devices, you must use the same Google account on all of them.
Removing a downloaded episode
Removing downloaded episodes can free up a good amount of memory on your smartphone. However, it is worth remembering that Google Podcasts also has an automatic cleaning: completed episodes are removed after 24 hours. Meanwhile, unplayed or unfinished ones are excluded from storage in 30 days. Still, if you want to know how to delete a downloaded episode, follow the steps below:
Step 1. Open Google Podcasts once again and go to the "Downloads" tab. Then, select the episode you want to delete.
Open Google Podcasts and select the episode you want to remove Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Step 2. On the next screen, touch the cone marked "". Afterwards, select the option" Remove downloaded episode ".
To delete the episode, tap "Remove downloaded episode" Photo: Reproduo / Fernando Telles
Ready! After completing the above step, the episode in question will again be available for download, indicating that it is no longer present in the device's memory.