31 December 2019
Google is now rolling out the new podcast -focused search results in desktop browsers. The features were announced earlier this week at Google I/O 2019. Users searching for a podcast will now see the three most recent episodes which can be played directly in Google’s web player on podcasts.google.com. The feature works across both desktop and mobile apps. It is especially useful on iOS where a dedicated Google Podcasts app is yet to be released.
Rolling out this week you'll be able to search for and play podcasts directly in Google Search across Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, a step toward making audio a first-class citizen across Google. pic.twitter.com/29ohC7W9z8— Zack Reneau-Wedeen (@ZackRW) May 9, 2019
Apple Inc had also updated the web interface for Podcasts to allow it to play episodes directly earlier this year. The company is reportedly planning on breaking up iTunes into separate Music, TV, and Podcast apps.