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Google Podcasts Is Gone. Here’s How to Transfer Your Subscriptions


Google’s Podcasts app is the latest addition to the company’s software graveyard. YouTube Music is replacing it, and users have until July to migrate their shows.

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Steve McLendon, a product manager at Google, admits he’s sad to see Google Podcasts head toward the software graveyard. He suggests that the app’s simplicity, one of its core strengths, is what led to its downfall: “Podcast experiences can be improved for users in a way that I think Google Podcasts would never really be able to deliver.”

After launching the app in 2018, the company wound down Google Podcasts on April 2. YouTube Music will serve as Google’s new home for podcast listening. While some users crave the bare-bones experience of an RSS feed catcher for podcasts, McLendon is eyeing a future where algorithmic discovery and video podcast clips are more central to the user ...


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