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  1. tube517's Avatar
    You can find an updated apk, but for me it still didn't enable podcasts.
    What version android do you have?
    04-20-2016 09:30 AM
  2. renegademoose's Avatar
    What version android do you have?
    5.1
    04-20-2016 09:46 AM
  3. johnjohntc's Avatar
    No Google Play Music Podcast section on my phone.
    I have version 6.6.2612Y.2725627 on a Nexus 6P Android 6.0.1 Build MHC19Q.

    And no app update in the Play Store.
    04-20-2016 10:00 AM
  4. johnjohntc's Avatar
    04-20-2016 10:02 AM
  5. tube517's Avatar
    5.1
    Did you try the apk version listed above?
    04-20-2016 11:10 AM
  6. renegademoose's Avatar
    Did you try the apk version listed above?
    I just tried it since it was slightly newer than the one I tried Monday. Still no luck. Even rebooted.
    04-20-2016 11:57 AM
  7. tube517's Avatar
    I just tried it since it was slightly newer than the one I tried Monday. Still no luck. Even rebooted.
    Maybe it's for Marshmallow only for now and the other versions get the update later? I don't know. That's the only difference I see.
    04-20-2016 01:02 PM
  8. renegademoose's Avatar
    Maybe it's for Marshmallow only for now and the other versions get the update later? I don't know. That's the only difference I see.
    From what I've read it may require a server side switch too. Maybe an update to Google play services?
    04-20-2016 02:29 PM
  9. FiveOverEight's Avatar
    I've tried the apk too but it doesn't appear.

    From what I read podcasts is only available in the US and Canada? I suspect this may have something to do with it?

    PS, UK here.
    04-20-2016 02:45 PM
  10. tube517's Avatar
    I've tried the apk too but it doesn't appear.

    From what I read podcasts is only available in the US and Canada? I suspect this may have something to do with it?

    PS, UK here.
    Yep, sorry. Just US and Canada for now.
    04-20-2016 02:51 PM
  11. renegademoose's Avatar
    I've tried the apk too but it doesn't appear.

    From what I read podcasts is only available in the US and Canada? I suspect this may have something to do with it?

    PS, UK here.
    I'm in the US so that isn't my problem. You are right on the restrictions though.
    04-20-2016 05:04 PM
  12. mlemos89's Avatar
    My ATT Galaxy s7 edge has yet to get the update and yet my fiancee's GS7 flat just got it yesterday. Makes sense since I want it and she doesn't lol

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-21-2016 02:06 PM
  13. phattysalz's Avatar
    My Play Music just updated via Play Store. Description said Podcast support and ability to auto download latest 3 episodes. That's all great, however my updated Play Music still doesn't have a podcast section haha. I am looking forward to the phone implementation of this as I want to see how well it works with Wear. Pocketcasts sucks with Wear IMO. Crashes often. This staged roll-out is so dumb. This is a simple update to add a feature that should have been there a long time ago. It's not a major OS update haha.

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    04-21-2016 08:16 PM
  14. johnjohntc's Avatar
    Update just showed up for download for me. New icon. No podcast section for me either.

    Version 6.7.2712Z.2783167
    renegademoose likes this.
    04-21-2016 10:20 PM
  15. smalba's Avatar
    Got the update but can't find the podcast section. What the heck?

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-21-2016 10:43 PM
  16. bndn's Avatar
    The podcast release is really an enigma to me. Both my and my wife's play music apps have updated, but yet she has the section for podcasts while I do not. The real kick in the groin for me is that she is on a family plan subscription that I added her to from my account. We both use Cricket and (kinda obviously) live together. I have no idea what the criteria is for having that feature unlocked... Also, I am on a One Plus One with Oxygen OS 2 and she has an Asus Zenfone 2 Laser.
    04-22-2016 07:00 AM
  17. p08757's Avatar
    I am having the same issues. My application updated but I still have no podcast section. Nexus 5x.
    04-22-2016 07:32 AM
  18. tube517's Avatar
    I just updated on my Asus Memopad 8 running 4.4.2/Kitkat and the podcast feature is there.
    04-22-2016 11:13 AM
  19. mlemos89's Avatar
    You and me share almost the exact same problem, me and my Fiancée both got the update, both have change logs talking about the podcasts on Google Play Store, yet she has it and I do not. We are on AT&T. She is on my family subscription as well. The only difference is that she has the GS7 flat and I have the GS7 edge. The worst part is that I want it, while she doesn't care lol
    I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, and all that did was delete my music saved to my SD card, so now I'm just frustrated.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-22-2016 12:11 PM
  20. tube517's Avatar
    04-26-2016 01:26 AM
  21. johnjohntc's Avatar
    I didn't do anything, but the section has now appeared. Just checked and am on the exact same version of the app as before. I didn't refresh my account as suggested by tube517, but perhaps that's a function that happens periodically.
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    04-26-2016 03:11 AM
  22. phattysalz's Avatar
    I didn't do anything, but the section has now appeared. Just checked and am on the exact same version of the app as before. I didn't refresh my account as suggested by tube517, but perhaps that's a function that happens periodically.
    Same here! Just showed up yesterday out of the blue.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-26-2016 07:08 AM
  23. Laurent Duperval's Avatar
    The latest update adds it, but you may need to do a "Settings > Refresh" as explained here:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/and...not-phone.html

    L
    04-27-2016 08:24 AM
  24. tube517's Avatar
    My wife finally got it in the latest update.
    04-27-2016 11:47 AM
  25. johnjohntc's Avatar
    Some thoughts after using Play Music to listen to podcasts for a day instead of Player FM. The phrase that comes to mind is, "Minimum viable product." Some podcasts are there, but not every podcast I listen to. Player FM at least has the ability to import feeds from iTunes. I guess Google wants their market position to drive podcast makers to submit feeds directly to them.

    The day didn't end, but I went back to Player FM. First, I wanted access to the bunches of podcasts I listen to that aren't on Play Music. Second, the consolidated listening queue that Player FM has is a killer feature. I can browse my subscriptions, add bunches of episodes to the queue, then re-arrange the listening order in that queue. Play Music is limited to listening to one podcast at a time, either oldest to newest or vice versa. The queue is too killer for me to give up.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-29-2016 12:55 AM
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