Google confirms that the Podcasts service will cease operations in 2024
Google has declared that its Podcasts service, which has been in operation since 2018, will cease its functionalities next year. All its content will seamlessly transition to YouTube Music, ensuring continued access for its vast user base.
For the time being, content on Google Podcasts remains untouched. However, over the ensuing months, a phased migration to YouTube Music is anticipated. Additionally, Google will soon grant users the privilege of uploading Podcast content to YouTube. Initially, these enhancements will be rolled out in the American market, with a global expansion envisioned by year’s end.
In previous communiqués, Google has expressed intentions to augment YouTube’s profitability from 2024 onwards. Through the introduction of a plethora of content creation tools and the integration of advanced artificial intelligence applications, the incorporation of Google Podcasts into YouTube is expected to play a pivotal role in bolstering the platform’s revenue stream.
Launched on June 18, 2018, Google Podcasts subsequently amalgamated the Google Cast service that same year in September. Moreover, in the 2019 Google I/O Developer Conference, the service extended its outreach to the iOS and Windows ecosystems, in a strategic move to allure a broader audience.