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Google Podcasts is going away but we’ve got some alternatives.

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And another one bites the dust — this time, it’s Google Podcasts, which is being discontinued in favor of YouTube Music.

Back in 2018, Google moved its Play Music service over to YouTube, and while some people felt it was an improvement, others weren’t so thrilled. I have to say that I count myself among the latter; I usually listen to rather than watch my music, and I didn’t find the YouTube Music interface any kind of improvement.

Now, as is its wont, Google has decided to drop yet another of its apps and instead add those features to another. It sent this letter out to its users:

Over the coming months, podcasts in YouTube Music will be made available globally and we will start rolling out tools that will enable you to transfer your…

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