Migrate your Google Podcasts subscriptions

Google Podcasts users can easily transfer their subscriptions to YouTube Music or a supported podcast app. Learn more about the Google Podcasts turndown in our blog.

Before you migrate your subscriptions, make sure that YouTube Music is installed on your mobile device and check that the app is up-to-date. Brand accounts and age restricted accounts are not eligible for subscription transfers. To get started, sign in to your personal account.

You will be able to use Google Podcasts through March 2024. If you wish to save your Google Podcast subscriptions, use one of the methods below through July 2024.

Move your subscriptions to YouTube Music

With YouTube Music, you can download podcasts regardless of your membership status. Learn how to migrate your subscriptions to YouTube Music using the steps below. Then, find or download podcasts in YouTube Music.

Transfer Google Podcast subscriptions to YouTube Music

  1. From the Google Podcasts app, click Export subscriptions at the top of the screen.
  2. Under “Export to YouTube Music,” tap Export.
  3. From the YouTube Music app, tap Transfer.
    1. Note: If you don’t have YouTube Music installed, you’ll be asked to install the app.
  4. Read the disclosure and tap Continue.

It may take a few minutes for your subscriptions to transfer. When complete, you’ll find confirmation on your YouTube Music home screen. Tap Go to Library to view your subscriptions.

Podcasts added through the subscription transfer are not hosted by YouTube, and therefore, may not comply with YouTube's Community Guidelines. Learn how to add podcasts to your YouTube Music library using RSS feeds.

Note: Podcasts added from Google Podcasts will have an RSS badge .

Why is a show missing from my subscriptions?

Not all podcasts are available in YouTube Music. If a show is missing after your subscription transfer, we’ll display “Content is unavailable” next to the show title. To remove unavailable podcasts from your Library,

  1. Open your Library in the YouTube Music app
  2. Next to the podcast you’d like to remove, tap ''.
  3. Select Remove from Library.
If a podcast is missing from YouTube Music, you can still save it to your library using the show’s RSS feed link. Learn how to add podcasts using an RSS feed URL.

Why is a show listed more than once in my YouTube Music subscriptions?

If you’re already subscribed to a podcast in YouTube Music, your Google Podcast migration will create duplicate subscriptions within your Library. To remove the duplicate subscriptions from your Library,

  1. Open your Library in the YouTube Music app
  2. Next to the podcast you’d like to remove, tap ''.
  3. Select Remove from Library.

Move your subscriptions to another podcast app

You can also download your data and import it to another podcast app that supports imports. Use one of the methods below to download your data from Google Podcasts.

Download your subscriptions as an OPML file

Download a list of your podcast subscriptions as an OPML file using the steps below. Then, use this file to upload your subscriptions to another podcast app that supports OPML imports.
Note: OPML imports are not supported in YouTube Music. To transfer your subscriptions to YouTube Music, follow the steps above.

To download an OPML file,

  1. Open the Google Podcasts app.
  2. At the top of the screen, tap Export subscriptions.
  3. Under “Export to another app,” tap Download.

You’ll find a notification at the bottom of the screen when your download is complete.

Download your data with Google Takeout

Google Takeout lets you download a copy of your data to be used outside of Google products. To download your podcast data with Google Takeout:

  1. Go to https://takeout.google.com/
  2. Under “Create a new export,” tap Deselect all.
  3. Tap My Activity and then All activity data included.
  4. From the options, select Podcasts.
  5. Tap Okay and then Next Step.
  6. Select your file type and frequency.
  7. Tap Download.

About data migration

The options above help you move your existing podcast subscriptions to a new podcast app so that you never miss an episode. When you migrate your data, YouTube will not gather additional info, like listening progress or played episodes.

Your IP address will be shared during this process, similar to when you listen to third-party hosted podcasts.

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