Best podcast apps for Android: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Khabri and more
Podcasts have recently shot up in popularity, and are now serving as a source of news, entertainment, culture and much more. They're also useful in the classroom. Students can get on-the-go insight into current events or intriguing stories by listening to podcasts, which can complement and extend classroom learning. Making podcasts may help students organise and communicate, as well as gain recording, editing and publishing skills. Here we will be taking a look at the top 5 podcasts apps for Android users.
Spotify is the world's largest music streaming service provider, with over 365 million monthly active users as of June 2021. Spotify offers its users with access to a library of music and podcasts. As a freemium service, basic features are free with advertisements and limited control, while additional features, such as offline listening and commercial-free listening, are offered via paid subscriptions.
Google currently offers three different platforms for podcasts. The first is Google Podcasts. It’s a fairly standard podcast app with playback speed controls and the ability to skip silent segments. Google Play Music is Google’s current music streaming service and it also has podcast support. Finally, a lot of people upload daily or weekly shows and podcasts. Google Podcasts is the simplest option and it’s free so it’s the one we recommend.
Khabri is a made in India vernacular audio platform. The podcasts app offers its users to discover and consume audio content which is informative. It also helps its users to prepare for government job exams in various formats for passive consumption. Khabri also offers users an opportunity to create content and get discovered.
Pocket Casts is one of the oldest podcasts app available on the Google Play Store. The app has a good interface, good discoverability features, some power user features and even some customisation features. The app is available on a subscription basis, which is why it is a bit difficult to recommend as most people listen to podcasts for free.
All of the apps listed above are podcast apps, which allow users to download and stream their favourite shows. Anchor is an app that will help its users to make their own podcasts. Anchor is a podcast hosting platform from Spotify that allows its users to host an unlimited number of podcasts. It allows them to record audio, upload it to multiple platforms and import audio from other devices.