YouTube Music has officially launched its podcast service in the US

YouTube Music Podcasts: Officially Launched In The US! (2023)

Great news! In late April 2023, YouTube announced that YouTube Music officially launched its podcasts service in the US – gradually (a.k.a. YouTube Music Podcasts or Podcasts on YouTube Music). Soon it will make integration available to international users as well. In this article, we will break down what the change looks like, and how it impacts you as a podcaster and a podcast creator on YouTube.

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YouTube Music Podcasts – Official Announcement

We’re happy to share that podcasts on YouTube are now available in YouTube Music! We’re rolling this out to all our listeners in the United States gradually, so hold tight if you don’t see it yet! This update allows those watching podcasts on the main app to continue listening to them on YouTube Music. More about the new podcasts listening experience on YouTube Music below!

All listeners can enjoy podcasts on-demand, offline, in the background, while casting and seamlessly switch between audio-video versions on YouTube Music. This podcast listening experience is different from our music listening experience where you need a Premium or Music Premium subscription to enjoy some of these features.*

This new podcast listening experience complements the podcast video experience on YouTube, and we’re so excited for you to try it! For those of you outside the United States, rest assured that we plan to bring podcasts in YouTube Music to other regions in the future! If you have feedback for us, we’d love to hear it in the comments below! You can also read more on how you can browse and discover podcasts on the YouTube Music app at our Help Center here.

YouTube Music Podcasts

Watch the YouTube Music for Podcasts Video Tutorial

Information for Podcast Creators on YouTube

Official information posted on YouTube

Your uploaded podcasts are now available for on-demand, offline & background listening on YouTube Music in the United States.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Make sure your podcast appears in the Podcasts tab in YouTube Studio to have your podcasts show up on YouTube Music. You can read a step-by-step walkthrough of how to create a podcast or set an existing playlist as a podcast on our Help Center:
  • If your podcast is audio-only, consider uploading a video with a static image or use audiograms or other dynamic video formats. We’ll also offer you the option to directly upload your audio podcasts via RSS feeds to both YouTube & YouTube Music down the line. Stay tuned!

PRO TIP from Feisworld

  • You can convert audio podcast to be video podcasts with a static image using Repurpose
  • You can create audiograms using Descript (our favorite), as well as Reel, Veed, Headliner.
  • By default, podcast videos will be available for audio-only playback on YouTube Music. If you want to turn off audio-only playback, you’ll have to disable podcast features.
  • You can add a podcast badge to your website, socials or print media to help your audience find your podcasts on YouTube Music. Download a podcast badge at our Help Center here:

Premium & Music Premium Member’s Benefits

Premium & Music Premium members may experience host-read endorsements or sponsorship messages when listening to podcasts.

Feisworld Podcast on YouTube Music

The Feisworld Podcast is present on YouTube Music! Created and hosted by Fei Wu, a digital strategist, producer, and entrepreneur. Launched in 2014, the podcast features interviews with a diverse range of guests, including artists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, authors, and other creative professionals. These conversations explore personal and professional stories, insights, and lessons learned from the guests’ unique experiences.

Fei Wu’s mission with the Feisworld Podcast is to help listeners learn from the guests’ journeys, get inspired, and find ways to build a better life and career. The podcast covers a wide array of topics, including personal growth, creativity, productivity, and business strategies.

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