Oct 27, 2015
Google Play Music and podcasts!!!
Breaking the news about Google Play Music supporting podcasting is a good way to start a day. Good times.
We open the show with a conversation between Rob Walch and Elias Roman, a products’ manager from Google Play Music.
Google Play Music helps connect people with the perfect soundtrack for whatever they’re doing
For Google it is about taking something you’re doing in the real world and helping you do it better - this time with podcasting.
I love that their strategy is to curate and offer podcasts out to those that might not know about podcasts.
AND these were perhaps one of my favorite quotes from Elias:
“More about the right thing finding people”
“The right podcast in front of the right people at the right time”
I like that.
And Rob, did a great job of asking the key questions that podcasters would be interested in - you are good podcaster you are. ;)
Google Play Music with podcasts will be US only at the start.
At the beginning, it will be just Android only - then followed shortly thereafter by iOS and web browsers.
Elias said they do not change the file - but he wanted to make it clear - they do re-encode the file - just like Stitcher and Spotify. They do not change the content at all, which includes, inserting ads into it or cutting it apart.
Finally, 1200 x 1200 is fine for the image - anything above that is fine, but not at all necessary. Your 1,400 x 1,400 images are great - as will be your 3,000 x 3,000 or any square in between. And as mentioned you can even go up to 7,000 x 7,000 - but if you do anything over 3,000 x 3,000 you must go with the libsyn GPM destination if you are hosting with us - and not your main feed.
As I mentioned in the interview if you are hosting with Libsyn you should have a Google Play Music destination available for you.
Why do you want to use your new Libsyn Google Play Destination over say your regular one?
If you go to the google site http://g.co/podcastportal site there will be some documents to help you and inform.
There will be one on Explicit content and Content conduct. Both are pretty straight forward and common sense.
Essentially like iTunes if the content is explicit - make sure you label it as such - and Google even gets into more details on what is “explicit.”
Anyone have any other questions about Google Play Music and podcasting? Or about the new Libsyn Google Play Music destination?
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