Google will now show playable podcasts when users include the word "podcasts" as a keyword in searches. This will streamline the process for users who are searching for audio content on the site. The new search feature was created in order to provide search results independent of an audio streaming platform. Google has also indicated that it intends to roll out the feature if users do not use "podcasts" as a key search term.
The function will be rolled out to a number of different platforms, and not just the search engine. The playable podcasts will also appear on Google Podcasts, and also Google Assistant. It will also include a sync function, so users in the Google Podcasts app can jump back into a podcast at a later date.
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