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How to listen to podcast on Android without downloading apps | Audio and Video

Android has a basic hidden podcast player. The feature works in an integrated system search. You can access it by performing a search in the Google Assistant app or in Chrome. The user can then add a shortcut to the phone's home screen to have direct access to the latest programs.

In the following walkthrough, see how to use the Google podcast player without installing any additional apps on Android. The procedure was carried out on a Moto E4, which runs version 7 Nougat, but the tips also apply to other phones with the system.

Android has a hidden podcast player; see how to use it Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudoAndroid has a hidden podcast player; see how to use it Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo

Android has a hidden podcast player; see how to use it Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo

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Step 1. Access Google or Chrome search and search for a podcast program such as "This American Life podcast". Now, slide to the "Recent Episodes" section and play in one of the programs.

Access the Google search and search for the podcast you want to subscribe to Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraAccess the Google search and search for the podcast you want to subscribe to Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Access the Google search and search for the podcast you want to subscribe to Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. The selected episode will be played, and the recent programs will be displayed. Tap "Add home screen" and create a shortcut to the podcast on your home screen. That way, you can access it at any time, without having to perform a new search.

Add a shortcut to your phone's home screen Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraAdd a shortcut to your phone's home screen Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Add a shortcut to your phone's home screen Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. The player is very simple and basically has the options of fast forward and rewind, pause and adjust the playback speed. You can exit the application at any time and control playback directly from the Android notification center.

Player can be controlled directly from the notification center Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraPlayer can be controlled directly from the notification center Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Player can be controlled directly from the notification center Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora