Google Podcasts for Android adds Cast button to Now Playing screen

Back in March, Google Podcasts received a large visual revamp and launched on iOS. As element of that expansion, the group hosted an AMA and promised a handful of new functions. Speedy access to Cast from the Now Playing sheet is rolling out currently in Google Podcasts for Android.

With this year’s redesign, the Cast button was placed in the major-left corner of the key Residence, Discover, and Activity screens. Nevertheless, the device picker disappears if customers navigate any additional — like to a show web page or episode listing — in the UI.

This was inconvenient for some customers, and Google is addressing by also putting a Cast button in the Now Playing screen. It replaces the information icon in the bottom row of actions of the expanded player.

It nonetheless opens a “Cast to” pop-up that lists all your readily available Sensible Displays and speakers. As element of this transform, the complete episode web page/show notes can be speedily accessed by tapping the scrolling title, which now also notes the publisher/podcast name underneath.

There are no other alterations in this release. The Cast button in the Google Podcasts Now Playing screen is rolling out with beta version 11.27 of the Google app.

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