What is Google Podcasts?
Google's player is built into Android devices, with no download necessary. It makes listening to podcasts a lot easier on Android (75% of the world's smartphone users).
Adding your show to Google Podcasts
Unlike other podcast apps which require you to submit your podcast for inclusion in their catalog, Google indexes your show for their collection from other platforms—much like it indexes search results on the web.
If you wish to speed up this process, you can also submit your podcast directly through Google Podcasts Manager. This website will also allow you to gather Google Podcasts-specific analytics.
How long will it take for my show to be on Google Podcasts?
It typically takes a few weeks after being available on other platforms, like Apple Podcasts, for your show to be indexed and searchable on Google Podcasts.
If you submit manually, it shouldn't be more than a few days for your show to be available on Google Podcasts.
Is it different from Google Play Music?
Google Podcasts is different from Google Play Music, a service which is now discontinued.
How do I add my show to Google News Briefing?
Google News Briefing has a different submission process to Google Podcasts, read more about it here.