Podcasts are finally launched on YouTube
Months after revealing the company’s plans to create a “podcast destination page,” YouTube has added podcasts to its Explore page.
In addition to the existing Explore page, YouTube.com/podcasts is now live.
Podcasts are popularly streamed on YouTube and it was expected that the service would be further optimized The change appears to have taken place in July, although other countries are slowly adopting it.
This feature can be accessed on both desktop and mobile apps, where carousels can be expanded to display “Show All,” “Popular Episodes,” “Popular Podcast Playlists,” “Recommended” and “Popular Podcast Creators.”
Instead of defaulting to “listening controls”, users can browse through regular video thumbnails and with a simple tap, a regular player on Android will start playing the video. There are large buttons and shortcuts to like, save and adjust speed.
In the near future, YouTube will integrate podcasts into the same platform instead of creating a separate podcast app to optimize the podcast experience for end users.