Now you can listen to a podcast in Google Play Music on your Android device. And by the way, the Genealogy Gems app is FREE on Google Play.
The official Android blog announced recently that Google Play Music users are now able to access podcasts.
“Starting today on the web and rolling out on Android in the U.S. and Canada, we’ll connect you with podcasts based on what you’re doing, how you’re feeling and what you’re interested in,” they wrote. “Similar to our contextual playlists for music, we want to make it easy to find the right podcast—whether you’re a podcast aficionado or listening for the first time.”
Google Play Music is a free service that anyone with a Google account can use (although you can upgrade to a Premium account for more features).
Here’s how to listen to a podcast in Google Play Music:
1. Go to Google Play Music online on your computer, or install/pull up your Google Play Music app on your mobile device. (If you’re not sure where the app is on your mobile device, just search for it. On my Samsung tablet I just typed “google play music app” in the Google search box and Google Play Music appeared in the results. Just tap it to open the app.)
2. Click or tap the menu icon in the upper left corner (3 horizontal lines) and select “Podcasts” from the menu.
3. To search for a specific podcast, enter the title (or part of it) in the “Search music” box at the top (that includes podcasts).
4. Select the podcast you want to listen to.
5. When you find a podcast you love, click Subscribe to download the last several episodes automatically on your device (or choose to be notified every time a new episode comes out).
BONUS for Android users (who may sometimes feel like the app universe is stacked against them in favor of iOS users): The Genealogy Gems app is FREE in Google Play! Enhance your listening experience by listening through the app instead of through Google Play. Genealogy Gems app users have access to bonus PDF handouts, audio and video content, extra tips and ideas from the show, the Genealogy Gems Wallpaper and the ability to follow the show on Twitter.
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