Google Reportedly Making a Podcast App

I should have better phrased the title of a previous post, Why Has Google Decided To Not Build a Podcast App. By adding a “…yet”.

As Bill Irwin rightfully pointed out on Twitter:

As reported by 9to5Google, some translation strings have been found in the codebase for Android 8.7 that strongly suggest that they have a dedicated podcast app in the works.

Previously Google’s podcast strategy was to include podcasts along side music in the Google Play Music app so it will be interesting to see how well a stand alone app is received. I imagine Pandora and Spotify will be following the results closely.