Google Podcasts receives 'Trim silence' feature in latest update

Google Podcasts receives 'Trim silence' feature in latest update
Google finally launched a standalone podcast app for Android last week, while the latest update for the Google app (v. 8.9) brings some welcome improvements to the podcast player.

According to 9to5Google, the latest beta version of the Google app, which was released last week, adds a number of features to the player, including a new "waveform" icon in the status bar, instead of the old "Play button" icon, as well as a useful "Trim silence" option., which allows users to get rid of any silence between podcasts and can be accessed by expanding the audio controls from the app.

Another neat change that 9to5Google has spotted is the playback speed option that lets listeners choose from speeds between .5x and 2.0x. Both playback speed and "Trim silence" can be used at the same time and applied to all podcasts, including streamed shows.

The features are currently available on the beta channel only, but will be making their way to the stable release of Google app 8.9 next week.


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