How to listen to Apple Podcasts on an Android device in 2 ways

You can listen to podcasts on your Android with apps like Google Podcasts and others.Westend61/Getty Images
  • You can listen to virtually any podcast on your Android, just like you can with Apple Podcasts on your iPhone.
  • To listen to your favorite podcasts on Android, install a podcast app like Google Podcasts and subscribe to the shows you want to hear to have them automatically downloaded.
  • You can also find many podcasts on the podcast host's website and stream them from there.

For a long time, podcasts were connected with Apple devices in the popular consciousness, likely because it was easy to associate podcasts with the original Apple iPod.

The reality, of course, is that no mobile platform has a claim to podcasts, and virtually any podcast you can find on the iPhone's Apple Podcasts app is also available for Android.

Here are two different ways to find and listen to podcasts on Android. Advertisement

How to listen to podcasts on Android using Google Podcasts

Hands down, the easiest way to listen to podcasts is by subscribing to them in a podcast app. You can use Google Podcasts or any third-party podcast app, of which there are many, such as Stitcher, Pocket Casts, and even Spotify.

1. If you want to try the official Google Podcasts app, install Google Podcasts from the Google Play store.

2. You can browse the Explore page, but to find a specific podcast, tap the search bar at the top of the page and enter the name of the podcast you're looking for.
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You can browse the Explore page of Google Podcast or use the search bar at the top of the page.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

3. In the search results, tap the podcast you want to listen to.

4. The next page contains an entry for the show itself at the top of the page followed by a list of individual episodes and other results. Tap the entry for the podcast at the top of the page. 5. If you want to subscribe to the show, which will automatically download the latest episode to your phone when it's available, tap "Subscribe." Advertisement

If you want to hear new episodes as they are released, subscribe to the podcast.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

6. To listen to a specific episode, scroll through the list of episodes and tap the Play button for the one you want to hear.

Tap the Play button to start listening to any episode.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

How to listen to podcasts on Android from a website

If you don't want to go to the trouble of installing a podcast app and subscribing to shows, you might be able to listen to a podcast from your mobile web browser. Many (but not all) podcasts can be streamed from the host's website.

1. In a browser on your Android device, open the webpage that contains the podcast. You might need to search for it – for example, a search for "NPR podcast" can take you to npr.com/podcasts. Advertisement

You can browse for all of NPR's podcasts from its website.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

2. Browse for the podcast show or episode you want to listen to.

3. Tap the "Play" or "Listen" button to begin streaming it to your phone.

Many podcasts are also hosted on web pages and you can listen to them directly from there.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

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