The hot new Google Podcasts update finally adds support for Apple CarPlay

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What you need to know

  • Google Podcasts for iPhone has had an update to version 2.0.
  • It includes the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • But the headline feature is the arrival of CarPlay support.

Fans of the Google Podcasts app can now enjoy their stories in their car with ease after it received a big 2.0 update. The addition of Apple CarPlay is undoubtedly the most notable change.

But don't worry, CarPlay support isn't all we get here – the usual array of bug fixes and performance improvements are included as well.

Google Podcasts now supports Apple CarPlay so you can more easily and safely listen while you drive. We've also made several bug fixes to improve performance.

The arrival of CarPlay means podcast listeners can get their latest fix without having to touch their phone while they drive – something they probably shouldn't be doing anyway.

The Google Podcasts app first launched on iPhone back in March – doesn't that feel like a lifetime away now? – and this is the first time it has received an update since.

You can download the updates Google Podcasts app for free from the App Store now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.