Google Listen has been discontinued
0. phoneArena 03 Aug 2012, 17:49 posted on
We've known for a while now that Google doesn't really care too much about podcasts, and today we got another bit of evidence to prove it as the company has officially discontinued its lone podcast app, Google Listen, which had been mostly ignored anyway...
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1. lft4ded (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Aug 2011)
Ah damn. And I really enjoy this app. It was barebones, and had its quirks (such as not always showing up in the notification bar or stopping suddenly ;) ) but it was nice, straightforward, and it worked.
2. ifrins (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Hi, I'd like to suggest Hipstacast (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ifrins.hipstacast)
14. topper23 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)
I couldn't get on with Hipcast so I moved to Listen Up - well worth a look IMHO:
4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2670; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I'll have an article up in a little bit with options for podcast apps.
6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2670; Member since: 26 May 2011)
3. Azzoth (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)
If you are searching a new podcast app,
here is an Android Podcast apps ranking:
You can also rank you favorite ones.
5. downphoenix (Posts: 2320; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I never even knew they had a podcast app. I would have gave it a try if I knew they did. They must have really not cared about it.
9. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)
They really didn't even advertise for it. Just kind of tossed it in and said "Meh.".
10. bambou51 (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
Podcast Addict will be available in English in a few weeks. Feel free to test it then
11. PeteyPablo623 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
Awe this sucks!!!! I really liked this app too!!! :-(
12. mpbroadhurst (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
That's a real shame. I think this is one of the better podcast options on Android at the moment. As much as I like Stitcher, I find there are some bugs in there that make it difficult to use at times and TuneIn has a long way to go for listening to podcasts (live radio is great on it though)
13. bambou51 (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
Podcast Addict is now available in english, it's free with no ads.
Give it a try !