google-logo-feature-1030x686On Monday, Google Play Music launched podcasts on to their service, which made it possible to listen to podcasts directly in its Android app.

Listeners can now choose from thousands of podcasts, such as Serial, Hidden Brain, This American Life, Fresh Air and Radiolab.

To try it out, search for a podcast and you’ll see three recent episodes, a play button for each, and an option to see more episodes.
–Google Inside Search Blog

According to Google, their in-app podcast function will include the typical play, pause, rewind and fast-forward controls.  After you’ve got a podcast playing, you can browse the web, and even turn off your screen, and continue listening.

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All of the available podcasts on Google Music Play can be accessed globally in English.

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