A couple of days ago we told you that Google added podcasts to Google Play Music. Today, Google is making it even easier to listen to your favorite podcasts. All you have to do is search for a show in the Google app and you'll be greeted by a short description of the podcast, a list of the three most recent episodes, and the option see more episodes.


Hit the play button next to any of the episode titles and the podcast will play immediately from within the Google app. If you leave the app, the podcast will continue to play in the background (even if your screen is off) and controls will automatically appear in the notification shade. Super nifty, eh?


The update happened server-side, so you don't need to download anything to get it to work. Just search for your favorite podcast (which is, of course, the Android Police podcast) in the Google app to try it out for yourself. Podcasts are available around the globe in English, so every one of our readers should be able to enjoy the new feature.