|Google Podcasts has arrived.
Last week the IAB shared some good news for the podcast industry: Revenues are up 86% from last year. BUT, podcasts are still tiny, representing less than 2% of radio ad spend in the U.S.
We’re hopeful Google’s investment into the ecosystem, introducing a pre-installed podcast player for Android folks, will expand the pie and ultimately help podcast creators find an audience.
The new Google Podcast app will be available worldwide in a few hours, with:
Personalized recommendations for new podcasts
️ Progress and listen history synced through Google Assistant
Playback speed adjustments
Your next favorite podcast is waiting to be discovered:
Y Combinator’s Official Podcast on starting up a startup
Reply All covers the oddities on the internet
Venture Stories take you inside the world of venture capital
Techmeme’s Ride Home Podcast aggregates the best news
If you’re looking to upgrade your podcasting experience, Breaker, Chorus, and Overcast are fan-favorites. All have built-in social networks to surface your network’s favorite podcasts.
Psst! We’re working on a secret podcast project. Get early access.
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