Podcasts have been around for years, but they’re only just starting to get the recognition they deserve. With more and more people tuning in to their favorite shows, it’s no wonder that YouTube Music has decided to add podcasts to their platform. As of yesterday, podcast lovers in the United States can access all their favorite shows directly from the YouTube Music app. In this article, we’ll show you how to use the new podcast features in YouTube Music and get the most out of your listening experience.
To start, simply tap on the “Podcasts” smart chip located at the top of the YouTube Music app. This will filter out all the music content and replace it with podcasts, making it easy to navigate and find the shows you love. Once you’ve found a show you want to listen to, tapping on the episode will begin playback. But that’s just the beginning of the new features that YouTube Music has to offer.
One of the most highly anticipated features is the sleep timer. If you’re someone who likes to fall asleep listening to podcasts, you’ll love this feature. By playing an episode of your favorite podcast and calling up its card, you can tap the moon icon with a sleepy “z” to set a timer to pause or stop playback after a specific amount of time. This feature is perfect for those who don’t want to miss anything important, but also don’t want to have to rewind everything during their morning coffee.
The sleep timer can be set for various time durations, including 5, 15, or 30 minutes, as well as an hour or at the end of the track. You can choose the setting that works best for you and never worry about missing an important part of the podcast again.
Another new feature that YouTube Music has added is the ability to save episodes for later. If you come across an episode you want to listen to, but don’t have time for right now, simply tap the three dots menu next to the episode and add it to a new “Episodes for Later” collection. This will make it easy to find and listen to when you have more time.
To access your saved episodes, revisit the homepage and tap on the “Podcasts” chip again. You’ll see a “Podcast Episodes for Later” section if you scroll down a bit. Tapping the “more” button next to that will take you to a bookmark icon-looking page where you can see all your saved episodes. Of course, you can also tap on an episode to play it directly from the homepage.
In addition to these new features, YouTube Music also offers an audio-only listening option, perfect for when you’re on the go and don’t want to use up all your data. You can also create a queue of episodes to listen to next, making it easy to keep track of what you want to listen to.
Overall, the new podcast features in YouTube Music make it an excellent option for those who want to have all their music and podcasts in one place. With the sleep timer, save episodes for later, and audio-only listening, it’s clear that YouTube Music has listened to the needs of its users and is constantly working to improve the app. So why not give it a try today and see how it can enhance your listening experience?