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Watch Friday's Android Police Podcast!

Today on the show: maps and music. Also, deception,, cheating, stealing, and a lawsuit. Hey, it can’t all be holiday cheer around here. This is the Android Police podcast.

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Spotify can now curate suggested podcasts in a new personalized playlist based on your listening habits

Spotify-curated personalized playlists generally give spot-on music suggestions based on your listening history. Some of that algorithmic magic is now coming to podcasts as Spotify has announced a dedicated playlist for audio shows, called ‘Your Daily Podcasts’ that will sit alongside the existing Discover Weekly and Daily Mix music lists.

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[Update: Now in stable] Pocket Casts now respects the system dark mode setting on Android

Many apps are rushing to add a dark mode now that Android 10 and iOS 13 have implemented it on the system level. Some apps, however, have had a dark theme for years and the only thing they need to change is to make it respect the system setting. That's the case for Pocket Casts, the popular podcast player.

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Spotify will now let you add podcasts to playlists

Today is the International Podcast Day and Spotify, making strives toward becoming the world's number one audio platform through its Audio-First initiative, is now allowing all of its users to add podcasts in addition to music into custom playlists and share them with others.

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Breaker is beta testing its 'social' podcast app for Android, and here's what it looks like

Podcasts are all the rage these days, even Spotify is heavily investing in the concept. When it comes to podcast clients, plenty of folks have been looking forward to the Android arrival of the popular iOS "social" podcast app Breaker, which lets you follow friends' listening trends and even chat about your favorite shows. That hotly anticipated Android version of the app is now in beta testing, and we have some screenshots and details for the curious.

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Google Podcasts in-episode search is coming, shows now being fully transcribed

Google Podcasts is now automatically generating transcripts of episodes and is using them as metadata to help listeners search for shows, even if they don't know the title or when it was published.

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Spotify acquires podcast companies Anchor and Gimlet Media

Spotify started supporting podcasts three years ago, and now the service is one of the most popular ways to catch up on audio shows. Rumors began to circulate last week that Spotify might buy podcast production company Gimlet Media, and now that has been confirmed — along with the purchase of Anchor.

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Pocket gets a makeover in v7.0 and improves listening feature [APK Download]

Since it was acquired by Mozilla last year, Pocket has continued to be regularly updated with useful new features. Today's update to version 7.0.1.2 is the biggest for some time, and it comes with a visual refresh and a new listening experience — Pocket is trying to be more like a podcast app.

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Google app v8.22 beta adds new Sound Search widget, prepares auto-download for podcasts, Contributions page, Pixel Stand promotion, and more [APK Teardown]

Google is rolling out v8.22 of its self-titled app. You'll now find a new widget for Sound Search hidden away, and a teardown includes several topics related to auto-downloading podcasts, Google Assistant for Households, a page for your contributions, and an animation to promote the upcoming Pixel Stand.

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Google app v8.20 beta adds screenshot donation, renames Saved back to Collections, and more [APK Teardown]

The last two versions of the Google app have been fairly sparse for significant changes, likely because we're closing in on the major Google event next month. With the release of version 8.20, there are a few things worth quickly running through, including a new option to donate screen captures, additions to Podcast screens, and Saved pages has been renamed back to Collections (again).

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