Google made the announcement on their Android Blog in a post titled “Podcasters, welcome to Google Play Music”. This means that after years of patiently waiting for a native podcast app on Android, the wait is over, and at long last: Google embraces podcasting!
After hearing the news first from Daniel J. Lewis and then later from Rob Walch and Elsie Escobar on The Feed the official Libsyn podcast, I quickly rushed over to tell my friend on Blab. I also wanted to share my initial reaction and discuss the impact this will have on podcasting as a whole. I’m sure that over time I be able to share more “big picture” ideas and thoughts but a few things popped into my head right away so I wanted to Blab about them.