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Podcast Lovers Rejoice! YouTube Music Now Offers Background Listening and More

Get ready to groove, because YouTube Music is taking the podcast world by storm! With the official rollout of podcasts in the US, YouTube Music listeners can now enjoy their favorite podcasts with on-demand, offline streaming and free background listening, even without a Premium subscription.

After making the exciting announcement earlier this year, YouTube Music has gradually begun to introduce podcasts to its platform. With a dedicated podcast tab in the app, users can now easily browse through a wide variety of shows that were previously limited to the main YouTube app. Plus, you can now effortlessly switch between audio and video versions of podcasts while using YouTube Music.

This game-changing move will help YouTube Music stand up to its rival, Spotify, which recently celebrated reaching 500 million monthly active users. As of last year, YouTube reported around 80 million Music and Premium subscribers, while Spotify boasts approximately 210 million paying users.

But don't worry, international YouTube Music fans – the podcast feature is set to expand beyond the US in the near future. Whether you're on iOS, Android, or browsing the web, you'll soon be able to enjoy this fantastic new addition to the platform.

In short, it's time to celebrate as YouTube Music takes the podcast experience to a whole new level. With on-demand streaming, offline support, and free background listening, your audio entertainment options just got a major upgrade. So, buckle up and get ready for a wild ride through the incredible world of podcasts on YouTube Music!