Google Play Music, that streaming service that allows you to stream up to 50,000 songs (Deer, 2015, February 25) from your own personal cloud, has finally gotten with the latest trend; podcasting.
As of Monday April 18th 2016, US and Canadian Android users (Ngo, 2016, April 18) can stream podcasts. So says their Google’s Android blog article Welcome to Google Play Music Podcasts, which also states that users can now:
- Browse contextual lists of podcasts
- Manually search by name for their favourite podcasts they like
- Opt to have the latest episodes downloaded automatically
- Receive notifications as to when new episode are released
But wait, there’s more for podcast creators.
Google Play Music streaming podcasts – Podcasters rejoice as Publishing means revenue for podcasting
Google Play Music also has a platform for publishing you podcasts.
Google it seems, harbours ambitions of becoming a YouTube of podcasting, as they’ve also included a platform for content creators (Lardinois, 2016, April 19), allowing you to publish podcasts. As with Content publishing (Deer, 2015, September 16), publishing podcasts requires that you have a Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9) and a VPN (Deer, 2016, January 24) to allow you to publish as if you’re in the US of A.
You can already publish podcasts on your own blog by uploading it to Reverbnation or even SoundCloud (Deer, 2016, April 1), hosting it on your Blogger or WordPress blog. Then you promote it via posting and advertising on Facebook or Twitter or even shorten it using a bitly.com URL shortener (Deer, 2015, June 8) and share it via ad in your local newspaper.
If podcasting is your thing, be it listening to podcasts or creating them then this latest development is obviously something that you’ll love. Sharing is caring so share this latest developement with a friend!
Here’s the link:
- Deer, L. (2015, February 25). How to stream 50,000 Free Songs from your Google Play Music Locker to your smartphone. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/50000-free-music-google-play-music-android-apple/
- Deer, L. (2015, June 8). How Jamaicans can make Money from Referral Websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/jamaicans-money-referral-websites-2/
- Deer, L. (2015, September 16). How Jamaicans can make money online – Content Blogging and Writing Books. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/content-blogging-and-writing-books/
- Deer, L. (2015, September 9). How Jamaicans can make money online – Setting up a Paypal Account. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/how-jamaicans-can-make-money-online-setting-up-a-paypal-account/
- Deer, L. (2016, April 1). How SoundCloud Go partnership with Major Labels pits them against Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/how-soundcloud-go-partnership-with-major-labels-pits-them-against-apple-music-spotify-and-pandora/
- Deer, L. (2016, January 24). How Jamaicans can make money online using Free VPN. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/01/jamaica-free-vpn-make-money-online.html
- Lardinois, F. (2016, April 19). Google brings podcasts to Google Play Music. Retrieved from http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/18/google-brings-podcasts-to-google-play-music/
- Ngo, D. (2016, April 18). Google Play Music adds podcasts to the mix. Retrieved from http://www.cnet.com/news/google-play-music-now-does-podcasts-too/