Podcasts are certainly not new to Youtubebut the popular video-sharing site appears to be making it easier to find them on its sprawling platform.
9to5Google has reported that YouTube has created a dedicated Explore page for podcasts and that it is currently available on the site for some users. The new page of podcast it’s apparently still being rolled out and has been since at least the end of July.
The new Podcasts page works just like you’d imagine: as a content discovery page for podcasts. The page gathers various podcast episodes and playlists and puts them into different categories, such as “Popular Episodes” or “Popular Podcast Playlists.” It even offers podcast recommendations “based on your subscriptions and history.”
You’ll also find a “Popular Podcast Creators” category that links to the YouTube channel pages of the creators listed in that category. The Podcasts page also offers playlist suggestions based on different genres and topics like comedy, true crime, sports, and music. Overall, the page is a pretty simple setup for now, but it’s easy to navigate.
If the new Podcasts page has been rolled out for you, you should be able to access it through one or both of the following methods:
Through the desktop site:
- You can go directly to the Podcasts page using the following URL: youtube.com/podcasts
- If you’re on the YouTube homepage: Select Explore > podcast.
Through the mobile application:
Step 1: Open the YouTube app on your mobile device, then select the icon Explore.
Step 2: On the Browse screen, in the content themed category menu at the top, select podcast. You may have to swipe from right to left on the menu to see the option Podcast menu.