Google Podcasts is shutting down and what to do about it

Modified on Fri, 08 Mar 2024 at 03:07 AM

Google has recently announced a significant shift in their podcast strategy: Google Podcasts is set to sunset, with YouTube Music stepping into the spotlight as the new hub for podcast content.

This move might raise a few eyebrows and questions, but not to worry, at we’ve got you covered with all the info and tools you need to navigate this change smoothly.

What’s Changing for Podcasters on

With Google Podcasts winding down, you'll notice a couple of immediate changes:

  • No More Google Podcasts in Distribution: Google Podcasts will vanish from the distribution options on your dashboard.
  • Your Podcast on Google: As Google Podcasts rides into the sunset, your content will no longer be accessible through their service.

So, What Are My Options?

While Google nudges creators towards YouTube Music as the new go-to, here at, we believe in exploring all avenues to ensure your voice is heard. Here's how we can help you make a seamless transition:

  • Embrace YouTube Music: Google suggests moving your podcast to YouTube Music, marking a new era for your podcast's journey within the Google ecosystem.
  • Leverage’s Publish to YouTube Feature: With our Publish to YouTube feature, transform your audio episodes into visually engaging videos, effortlessly. Plus, our integration with Podcasting 2.0 chapters means your videos on YouTube come ready with all the bells and whistles: chapter art, titles, timestamps, and more, making your content more discoverable and engaging than ever.

The Bottom Line

Google Podcasts may be bowing out, but with, your podcast's potential is limitless. Dive into our Publish to YouTube feature and watch your podcast thrive in new and exciting ways.

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