YouTube is now focusing on a new feature as same to other contemporaries by adding podcasts to its YouTube Music. According to YouTube’s head of podcasting, Kai Chuk, the podcast feature will be available soon.
Both users, free or Premium can enjoy podcasts, and free tiers will see the usual ad-supported playback with audio background support. Audio-first shows will show a special podcast badge to highlight them.
Chuk said the company hopes to offer more entertainment for those who like to watch a podcast and someone wants to listen to a podcast only.
YouTube hasn’t added exclusive shows or licensed originals. The company plans to focus on its creators and YouTube users.