Google announced on September 26, 2023, that it will be shutting down its podcasting app, Google Podcasts, in 2024. The company said that it will be migrating listeners to YouTube Music, its music streaming service.
Google Podcasts was launched in 2018 and quickly became one of the most popular podcasting apps. However, the company has been investing heavily in YouTube Music in recent years, and it appears that it has decided to consolidate its efforts into a single platform.
What does this mean for podcast listeners?
If you are a Google Podcasts listener, you will need to switch to YouTube Music in 2024. Google has said that it will be making it easy for listeners to transfer their subscriptions and listening history to YouTube Music.
In the meantime, you can continue to use Google Podcasts as usual. The app will continue to be supported until it is shut down in 2024.
Why is Google shutting down Google Podcasts?
Google has not given a specific reason for shutting down Google Podcasts. However, it is likely that the company wants to focus its efforts on a single platform for podcasts and music. YouTube Music is a more popular platform than Google Podcasts, and it has the potential to reach a wider audience.
What are the benefits of switching to YouTube Music?
YouTube Music has a number of benefits over Google Podcasts. For one, it has a much larger selection of podcasts. YouTube Music also offers a number of features that are not available in Google Podcasts, such as the ability to watch video podcasts and listen to podcasts offline.
How do I switch to YouTube Music?
If you are ready to switch to YouTube Music, you can do so at any time. To do this, simply download the YouTube Music app and sign in with your Google account. Once you are signed in, you can import your subscriptions and listening history from Google Podcasts.
You can also continue to listen to podcasts on the YouTube website. To do this, simply go to the YouTube Music homepage and click on the "Podcasts" tab.
Google Podcasts is shutting down in 2024, but don't worry, your favorite podcasts will be migrated to YouTube Music. Learn how to prepare for the transition and keep listening to your favorite shows.