In this episode, this Podcaster delivers a “first looks” at the Podcast listing and directory in Google Play Music — and how the user would discover and select and consume a podcast episode from the lists of podcasts.
Since I had 5 podcast shows uploaded to this program, I took a look at several of the episodes from several of the shows — so that we can understand the interface and the results of listening to the episode with the type of quality provided. The last part is important, because of the re-encoding that google does for each episode.
Although this is a first-glimpse of this system, it is evident to me that the re-encoding may cause unexpected results that may be sensitive in some browsers for replay.
However, when we tested the playback using the link within the chrome browser, we found no problems at all. It played as it should have.
Perhaps there were other compatibility issues with browsers other than chrome?
The audio episode delivers a first-hand audio test of the quality (especially in speed) of the playback when the system plays the audio for the listener.
We hope that any startup problems will be fixed by google in the near future, as now podcasts will be available for all platforms, and our audience participation will grow.
In this dated episode, we deliver a summary of the announcement by Google to finally support podcasts, and we also have links to key resources that give you the details and what they mean to you, as a Podcaster.