Google Adds Podcasts To Play Music Service

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Google announced the addition of podcasts to Google Play Music. The service will connect users with podcasts based on what they're doing, how they're feeling, and what they're interested in.

It works similarly to how the service's contextual playlists work.

"People love podcasts,' says product manager Ilia Malkovitch. "In fact, these days, there are so many podcasts to choose from, it can be hard to pick which one to listen to at any given time. That’s where Google Play Music comes in. Google Play Music already gives you the right kind of music for the right moment—whether you want to have fun at work, prepare for a dance party, or just need to focus—and now, that includes podcasts."

Malkovitch adds, "Try 'Learning Something New' to talk about at a dinner party and listen to our favorite episodes from Stuff You Should Know or How To Do Everything. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon by “Getting Lost in a Story” with episodes from Radiolab or Reply All, or relax after a long day by “Laughing Out Loud” to Marc Maron’s WTF or Chris Hardwick’s The Nerdist. If you find something you love, subscribe to download the last several episodes automatically on your device or choose to be notified every time a new episode comes out."

This is obviously good news for businesses with podcasts. If this includes you, you can submit yours to be included at Google's podcast portal here.

The feature is available on the web now, and is rolling out to Android in the U.S. and Canada.

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