Google Podcasts Will Shut Down Tomorrow in US!

Google Podcasts

Google Podcasts is shutting down. In addition, it is a popular app with over 500 million downloads on the Play Store. Additionally, it will no longer be available for streaming in the US from April 2, 2024. Google announced the closure of Google Podcasts last year. The closure is part of its broader transition to move its streaming listeners over to YouTube Music. 

Reason for Shutdown and Migration Process

Google Podcasts

Google has stated that it will increase its investment in the podcast experience on YouTube Music. As a result, it will make a better overall destination for fans and podcasters alike with YouTube-only capabilities. It is available across community, discovery, and audio/visual switching. As a result, the company has decided to discontinue Google Podcasts in favor of YouTube Music.

How to transfer google podcasts subscription?

To transfer subscriptions from Google Podcasts to YouTube Music, users can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Podcasts app on your Android or iOS device and click the Home tab.
  2. Locate the Google Podcasts app shutdown notification and click on “Export Subscriptions.”
  3. Under the Export Subscriptions option, click ‘Export to YouTube Music.’
  4. After redirecting users to the YouTube Music app and prompting them to select a Gmail account, the app will add their subscriptions. The process of transferring all subscriptions to the YouTube Music app may take a few minutes.
Google Podcasts

Migration Deadline and Additional Information of Google Podcasts

Users will have until July 2024 to migrate their data to another application. However, all podcasts may not migrate to the YouTube Music app. In addition, users may receive a ‘Content is unavailable’ message. In such cases, users can manually add a podcast by adding the show’s RSS feed link. Additionally, the process of migrating these podcasts to a third-party app may require users to download via an OPML file for Google Takeout.

Google Podcasts


In conclusion, Google Podcasts will no longer be available. In addition, users need to migrate their subscriptions to YouTube Music or another podcast service of their choice. The migration process involves exporting subscriptions from Google Podcasts to YouTube Music. However, it has a deadline for migration set for July 2024. Users may encounter some limitations in migrating certain podcasts. Additionally, they may need to manually add them using RSS feed links or through an OPML file for Google Takeout. 

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