Last October Google Play Music announced they would be adding podcasts, then in February a famous podcaster said it was coming that month, now another 2 months later podcasts are actually arriving on the streaming platform… probably.
Google revealed they were introducing podcasts last October and expressed a passion for making them work in their music streaming service – Google Play Music. 6 months later, and one false alarm from Bill Simmons, and we’re finally being treated to podcasts from Google, we hope.
This time the reveal comes from NPR, so still not Google themselves. However we remain optimistic, assuming NPR take their reputation a little more seriously than Simmons. Android Police got ahold of an email sent out by NPR to members, letting them know that their podcasts would be arriving on Google Play Music next week.
The email reads as follows:
Google will launch podcasts on Android and other platforms next Monday, April 18, inside of Google Play Music, a streaming service similar to Apple Music. Please note: this information is embargoed and should not be shared or promoted externally until Monday. NPR has worked with Google to ensure that public radio is represented in the Google Play environment.
It seems pretty legitimate, though delusional if they expected their members to keep it under wraps – they were tempting them by saying not to share it. A Google spokesperson said to The Verge: “That’s a story we’ll have to explore. Check back soon for our next episode.”
Fingers crossed for podcasts to launch next week on Google Play Music. If it’s true be sure to hear about it here.