Bill Simmons just revealed when Google Play will offer podcasts

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Three months ago, Google expressed interest in bringing podcasts to the Play Store by housing the conversational content in Play Music. A handful of popular podcasts were brought in as official partners to get things started, but the company still hasn’t revealed when people can get all of their favorite podcasts from Google Play. Due to a comment from the host of a very popular podcast, it seems Google will offer podcasts through the Play Store by the end of this month.

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Spreaker Podcast Radio now available for Android in the Play Store

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Podcast listeners who use Android devices have a new option to access content, the Spreaker Podcast Radio app. Spreaker developed the podcast listening app to help listeners find new and popular podcasts and then keep track of them all by organizing playlists and favorites. Part of the benefit of the Spreaker Podcast Radio app will be the curated channels and lists compiled with the help of sponsors and partners working with Spreaker’s editorial team. Read more

Shifty Jelly pushes Pocket Casts into the Material Design era

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Today, what is arguably the best podcast player for Android devices becomes even better with its latest update, v5.0. Shifty Jelly, the developer of Pocket Casts, is pushing an update to its app that revamps it with Material Design. Pocket Casts already looked great but Material Design makes it beautiful. I have been been using the app with the update for a few minutes and can confirm that everything expected of Material Design, such as use of color and fluid animations, is present.

Hit the break for the changelog, gallery, and download links.

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Best Android podcast manager apps [September 2013]

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If you like to listen to your news more than you like to read it, you might be the type of person that enjoys podcasts. Like with anything else on your Android device, there are several options in the Play Store to manage all of your podcast subscriptions, but some are better than others. With this guide, we’re going to go over some of the top available podcast managers and help you pick out which one(s) might be the best fit for you. Read more

Get BeyondPod For Just $1.99 In Black Friday Sale, Save 70%

BeyondPod wants to be a part of your holiday savings by offering you a whopping 70% savings on everyone’s favorite Podcasting application. During the Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 25, 26 and 27), the BeyondPod Team wants to make it worth your wild by offering their app for just $1.99 with all Pro features like their robust scheduler, unlimited feed updates and multiple podcast downloads.  In addition, you can add RSS feeds and there is simple integration with Google Reader.

Sophisticated podcast download engine gives you complete control of how many podcasts to download and how long to keep the old versions. Downloads new content in the background, so you spend more time enjoying your feeds and less time waiting on them.

You can snatch the unlock code here to get started and you can download the app here to start downloading your favorite Podcasts.  There’s even a slick Honeycomb version for those listening on their tablets.  Check out the video below of a demo for BeyondPod in action along with some screen shots and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.   Read more