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Podcasts are coming to YouTube Music


Though YouTube is a hotbed for video podcasts, the Google-owned platform hasn’t cracked straight-up audio shows just yet. YouTube podcasting head Kai Chuk announced Thursday that podcasts will be added to YouTube Music soon.
“We will soon start to bring both audio and video-first podcasts to YouTube Music for users in the US, making podcasts more discoverable and accessible, with more regions to come,” a YouTube spokesperson told TechCrunch. “This will help make the podcasts that users already love on YouTube, available in all the places they want to listen.”
Fear not — background listening will be available for free, so even if you lock your phone while listen …

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