Google-owned YouTube has introduced to extend its funding within the podcast expertise on YouTube Music, saying it plans to make Podcasts on YouTube Music globally obtainable earlier than the tip of the 12 months.
Later in 2024, as a part of this course of, the corporate will discontinue Google Podcasts.
“As a part of this course of, we’ll be serving to Google Podcasts customers transfer over to Podcasts in YouTube Music,” the corporate mentioned in a weblog publish late on Tuesday.
Within the coming weeks, Google will collect suggestions to make the migration course of from Google Podcasts to YouTube Music as easy and simple as attainable.
“As soon as we really feel the migration instruments are prepared, we’ll launch them together with clear tips on how they work,” mentioned the corporate.
Earlier this 12 months, the corporate launched the power to observe and take heed to podcasts on YouTube Music within the US, with out requiring a paid membership.
Podcasts on YouTube Music within the US already embody entry to downloads, background play in locations just like the automobile and on sensible audio system in addition to the power to change between audio and video podcasts.
“We need to be certain that we get this proper and can give followers and podcasters loads of time to make the transition. For customers, it means a easy migration software and the power so as to add podcast RSS feeds to their YouTube Music library, together with reveals not presently hosted by YouTube,” mentioned the corporate.
For many who desire a unique listening platform, the instruments may also embody an choice to obtain an OPML file of their present subscriptions, which they will add to an app that helps their import.
“For podcasters, this implies offering sturdy creation and analytics instruments, in addition to RSS uploads, along with making your podcasts obtainable in every single place YouTube Music listeners are already consuming their favorite content material,” YouTube defined.
For now, “nothing is altering” and followers will proceed to have entry to YouTube, YouTube Music and Google Podcasts, it added.