YouTube Music has added a new feature that will let you listen to the latest episodes of the podcasts you love, even when you’re offline.
Yes, YouTube Music now has a podcast download feature for offline listening. This is not a feature that is enabled by default, so you will need to configure this setting in your account.
YouTube Music lets you download podcast episodes to listen to offline
YouTube Music gives the app a boost so you always have content from your favorite podcasts available. A dynamic is possible thanks to the new automatic podcast download function.
Like the songs you like, and you want to use offline, you can download podcast episodes. The dynamics are almost the same. You just need to go to the podcast program page and click “Save to Library” to see the “Enable automatic download” option.
If you click this option, YouTube Music will automatically download the latest episode of the podcast show. So, you will have the episode available to listen offline.
How the new YouTube Music download feature works
One detail you need to remember is that you need to do this dynamically manually for each podcast program and device.
And unlike the dynamics we know from Google Podcasts, YouTube Music does not give you the option to set the automatic deletion of downloaded episodes, such as after 24 hours, 7 days, etc. .
YouTube Music can remove the episode only when a new one appears, or it can have a preset episode. This year we have seen many initiatives dedicated to podcasts on different streaming platforms, not only for users but also considering the needs of creators.
For example, we learned about new functions to promote podcasts on Spotify as well as new tools to measure the performance of podcasts on the Apple platform.