While Apple Podcasts has a wide selection of podcasts available, not everyone can access them. Unlike many podcast apps, Podcasts isn’t available on Android like most of Apple’s apps.
The good news is that you don’t have to miss out on all the fun; we’ll show you a few different options you can use to stream podcasts available on Apple Podcasts on your Android device.
5 Ways to Stream Apple Podcasts on Android
1. Through iTunes on the web
Since iTunes is available online, you can browse the Apple Podcasts directory and listen to various podcasts using your favorite browser. The only problem here is that the UI feels outdated and difficult to navigate.
By the way, to say that the web interface for browsing podcast categories isn’t mobile-friendly is an understatement. However, it’s good to know that it’s an option that still allows you to listen to podcasts on Apple Podcasts.
To listen to podcasts on the web through iTunes, go to podcasts.apple.com and browse the different categories available. Select a category and choose the podcast you want to listen to. On the podcast’s page, browse the available episodes and tap play button to start listening.
2. Listen to Apple Podcasts from the Podcast website
Many podcasts also have a dedicated website where you can watch their latest episodes. This option is simple; search online by combining the podcast name with the word podcastand you’ll find the podcast’s website.
While this is an easy route, you will need to keep track of several websites to keep track of more than one podcast on your Android phone. For a more intuitive option, use other solutions.
3. Listen to your favorite podcast on YouTube
Another option is YouTube, where many podcasters are increasingly uploading video formats of podcast episodes. The only problem with YouTube is that you can’t play videos in the background or use picture-in-picture. But if you think YouTube Premium is worth the cost, you can subscribe to the service and get access to these features and more.
4. Listen to any Apple Podcast through Google Podcasts
This is a perfect solution for listening to various podcasts available on Apple Podcasts and also published on the web. Unlike other dedicated podcast apps, Google Podcasts does not host the content.
It only provides an intuitive interface for searching podcasts published on the internet. You can compare it to Google Search, but dedicated to podcasts. Make use of the available To discover tab, you can find various popular or trending podcasts with a tap or by searching.
Start by installing Google Podcasts from the Play Store and select To discover. Enter the desired podcast name in the top search bar and select a matching result from the options displayed.
You can subscribe to your favorite podcasts on Google Podcasts to stay up to date with the latest episodes through the At home tab. You can also download episodes for offline viewing just like on Apple Podcasts.
To download: Google Podcasts (Free)
5. Listen to an Apple Podcast through third-party Podcast apps
There are several podcast apps on Android. Since Apple Music doesn’t have podcasts and Apple Podcasts isn’t available on Android, your favorite podcast is probably also available in other apps to get more listeners.
The best podcast apps on Android, like Spotify, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher, also offer a wide variety of podcasts, so you’ll probably find your favorite podcast from Apple Podcasts in at least one of them.
Being podcast apps, you also enjoy the usual perks like downloading episodes and subscribing to know when new episodes are available.
Stream your favorite Apple podcasts on Android
Many podcasts available on Apple Podcasts are distributed through other channels. If you want to listen to Apple Podcasts on Android, there are five options you can use. The first option is to use the Apple iTunes website, but the interface is old and not mobile friendly.
Another option is listening from a podcast’s website or on YouTube, but these two methods don’t provide enough experience. For the best experience, we recommend using Google Podcasts or other podcast apps on Android such as Spotify and Pocket Casts.