21 Aug 2012

Listen no more

Author: will | Filed under: podcast

Google Listen is my most used app. Its been barely tended to, but it does its one job really well.
I should ask my podcasts like +Pop Tech Jam as to what I should use to replace it. I'm thinking about using Pocket Casts by Jelly Shift.

Any ideas?

And thanks to +Conor O'Neill for telling me about the demise.

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Google cancels Listen. I’m cancelling all non-core products by large corporations
We launched Google Listen through Google Labs in August 2009, to give people a way to discover and listen to podcasts. However, with Google Play, people now have access to a wider variety of podcast apps, so we’ve discontinued Listen.
I never thought Listen was very good but this cancellation is why more and more I avoid Google’s non-core products. They are turning into Yahoo like this. I’m tired of putting effort into products by these large cor…

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4 Responses to “Listen no more”

  1. John Looney Says:

    I reluctantly gave up on Listen a few weeks back, after discovering how rubbish it was at cleaning up old podcasts. BeyondPod is what I'm now using. It's expensive, and you have to pay extra for the "change speed" option, but it is really really good.

  2. Pop Tech Jam Says:

    I've been toying with the idea of doing a segment on podcast catchers for awhile. Sounds like now might be the time. I'll dig into it. ^PRR

  3. George Says:

    I use Podkicker on Android, it’s the only podcatcher that I’ve ever used that hasn’t pissed me off and there’s a free version.

    It’s simple and it works, ok there’s no speed change options but apart from that it just works

  4. Will Knott Says:

    Thank you Kaiser.

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