YouTube Music officially launches podcasts for U.S subscribers
YouTube Music has added podcasts tab for its users in the United States on Android, iOS and the web
After much anticipation, the podcasts are now officially rolling out on YouTube Music in the U.S.
Announced in February, the podcast launch went into testing in March, and now it has been revealed that the latest addition has finally made operational for YouTube Music users in the US.
The change will allow YouTube subscribers to tune into podcasts on the YouTube Music app, where they can gain access to on-demand, offline streams that support background listening without a Premium subscription.
YouTube first announced that it was bringing podcasts to its music streaming service in February, and now it’s “gradually” rolling out to users.
The YouTube Music app will now have a dedicated podcast tab where users can browse through shows that were once limited to the main YouTube app.
Users can also swap between the audio and video versions of a podcast while using YouTube Music.
The podcasts addition to YouTube Music should help the service better compete with Spotify, which just hit 500 million monthly active users earlier this week.
YouTube reported having around 80 million Music and Premium subscribers last November, while Spotify, on the other hand, says it has around 210 million paying users.
YouTube also says it plans on bringing the feature to other countries in the future.
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