Listen to podcasts with Google Podcasts

You can find and listen to podcasts with Google Podcasts. Search for a specific podcast or episode.

Find a podcast

  1. Go to and search for a podcast.
  2. Next to an episode, click Play. Play.

If you’re signed in to your Google Account, your listening progress will sync across your other signed in devices.

You can find and listen to podcasts with Google Podcasts Google Podcasts. On your Android phone or tablet, you can:

Find & subscribe to podcasts

You can see your subscriptions at the top of Google Podcasts. To unsubscribe from a podcast, open it and tap Subscribed.

Get specific podcasts

  1. Open Google Podcasts Google Podcasts.
  2. Tap Search Search.
  3. Enter the podcast’s name.
  4. Tap the podcast and then Subscribe.

Discover more podcasts

  • Scroll down to sections like “Top Podcasts” and “Trending.”
  • Search for a topic that interests you, like sports or news.

Find & play episodes

Find an episode of a subscribed podcast

  1. Open Google Podcasts Google Podcasts.
  2. To see:
    • All available episodes of a podcast: Tap the podcast.
    • Episode details: Tap the episode name.
    • New, in-progress, or downloaded episodes: Scroll down to “For you.” Tap the kind of episodes you want.

Tip: To return to the main page, at the top left, tap Google Podcasts Google Podcasts.

Play an episode of a podcast

  1. By the episode, tap Play Play. If you’re on a details page, tap Play episode.
  2. The playing episode shows at the bottom of your screen.
  3. For more controls, tap the playing episode at the bottom of your screen. You can pause, move forward or back, change speed, and shorten silences.

Manage your downloads

Download episodes
  1. Tap an episode.
  2. Tap Download Download.
Change when downloads are removed
By default, Google Podcasts removes downloaded episodes:
  • 24 hours after finishing
  • 30 days after downloading
To change these times:
  1. Tap More More and then Settings Settings.
  2. Tap Remove completed episodes and pick when.
  3. Tap Remove unfinished episodes and pick when.
Remove downloads yourself
To remove:
  • A specific episode:
    1. Tap the episode.
    2. Tap Downloaded Downloaded and then Remove download.
  • All downloaded episodes:
    1. Under “For you,” tap Downloads and then All downloaded episodes.
    2. Tap More More and then Remove all.

Manage your podcasts

Change order or unsubscribe
  1. Open Google Podcasts Google Podcasts.
  2. Tap More More and then Edit your podcasts Edit podcasts.
  3. Make your changes.
    • To change the order, drag each podcast you want to move.
    • To unsubscribe, tap each podcast you don’t want and then Remove Remove.
Add a podcast on your home screen
  1. Open the podcast’s page.
  2. Tap More More and then Add to home screen.
To remove a podcast from your home screen, drag it to Remove.
Use Google Podcasts in Dark mode

Dark mode is available on Android 9 and up.

On Android 10 & up

  1. Open the Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Turn on Dark theme.

Tip: If Google Podcasts doesn't apply the dark theme, try setting the theme for your Google app to "System default". Learn how to change your Google app settings. 

On Android 9

You can turn on Dark mode on by turning on battery saver on your device. Learn how to turn battery saver on.

Go to a podcast's site
  1. Open the podcast’s page.
  2. Tap More More and then Visit website Visit website.
On certain podcasts, to open a donation page, tap $ Donate.

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