Manage your podcasts in Google Podcasts

Tip: To get the latest Podcasts features, update the Google app.

Download episodes

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. Tap a podcast and then an episode and then Download Download.

Auto download episodes

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home.
  3. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Podcast settings.
  4. Under “Downloads,” tap Auto downloading.
  5. Turn on Auto download new episodes.
  6. Under “Your subscriptions,” turn on podcasts you want to auto download.

Change when downloads are removed

By default, Google Podcasts removes downloaded episodes:

  • 24 hours after you finish them.
  • 30 days after you download them.

To change these settings:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home.
  3. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Podcast settings.
  4. Tap Remove completed episodes and choose a time period.
  5. Tap Remove unfinished episodes and choose a time period.

Remove downloaded episodes

To remove:

  • A specific episode:
    1. Tap the episode.
    2. Tap Downloaded Downloaded and then Remove download.
  • All downloaded episodes:
    1. Tap Activity Activity and then Downloads.
    2. Tap More More and then Remove all.

Unsubscribe from a podcast

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. At the bottom, tap Activity Activity and then Subscriptions.
  3. At the top right, tap Edit Edit.
  4. To unsubscribe from:
    • A single podcast: Next to the podcast, tap Unsubscribe Unsubscribe.
    • Multiple podcasts: Select each podcast, then tap Unsubscribe multiple Unsubscribe multiple.

Add a podcast to your home screen

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. Open the podcast’s page.
  3. Tap More More and then Add to home screen.
Tip: To remove a podcast from your home screen, drag it to the “Remove” part of the screen.

Set a sleep timer

To keep your place while you listen to an episode, you can set a sleep timer.

  1. While you listen to a podcast, at the bottom, tap the episode.
  2. Scroll to the bottom, then tap Sleep Sleep.
  3. Set a timer or tap End of this episode.
  4. Tap Start.

Do more with Google Podcasts

Go to a podcast's site

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. Open the podcast’s page.
  3. Tap Visit website Visit website.

Donate to a podcast

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. Open the podcast’s page.
  3. To open a donation page, tap $ Donate.

Tip: Not all podcasts have a donation page.

Turn personalized recommendations on or off 

When you’re signed in to your Google Account, Google might recommend podcasts based on:

  • Your Google Podcasts history.
  • If you have Web & App Activity turned on, your activity across Google products.
Learn how to control activity in your account.

To turn personalized recommendations on or off:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Podcasts Google podcasts.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home.
  3. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Podcast settings.
  4. Under “Explore,” turn Show personalized recommendations on or off.

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