Google Podcasts will no longer be available starting next yearBig G actually decided to do this Focus on YouTube Music. That’s why the company is sending an email to users explaining what will happen in the coming months.
“Nothing will change at the moment. You can continue to use Google Podcasts as usual. Podcasts will be available on YouTube Music later this year. In the first months of 2024We will begin rolling out tools in your region that will allow you to do this Transfer podcast subscriptions from Google Podcasts“.
“You can listen to your podcasts on YouTube Music like you would on Google Podcasts. As a matter of fact, A paid membership is not required. If YouTube Music isn’t for you, you can do it using the tools Download a file containing your podcast subscriptions, which you can upload to an app that supports import. Google Takeout is available if you want to export Google Podcasts data from your Google Account“.
“We are I realize this is a big change and we want to thank you for your loyalty as a Google Podcasts user. We will contact you directly with further details in the next few months. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to check out our support community Here“.
Looking at the comments under the announcement post, The public received the news very badly. Among those who from “bad idea“, of a Google that only wants to “monetize” and of the company’s ability to “Kill the few good apps it creates“, the comments of disappointment are numerous. In short, many say they are ready to emigrate to other shores to listen to podcasts.