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Google Podcasts app to get Trim Silence feature in the new update

In the series of new releases, Google last week launches the new app for listening and downloading the favorite podcasts, Google Podcasts. Even it is Google’s second attempt to launch a specific services for podcast, back in 2012, Google launched Google Listen, services for podcasts, but that didn;t stand in the market, but this Google launched the new Google Podcasts after a lot of AI-homework, and the app not only looks great but works great. And now there is news suggesting that the Google Podcasts app is going to have a new smart feature, it’s the Google Podcasts Trim Silence feature.

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The traces of this new Google Podcasts Trim Silence feature can be observed from the APK teardown of version 8.9 beta of the Google app, which suggests the feature may launch soon in the future updates of the Google Podcasts app. This feature can be accessed from the surface, straightforward, but the user can easily access this feature from the audio settings. And the good thing about this new feature is that it can be used at any time, means it will work whether you are streaming podcasts online or listening to the downloaded audios.

Google Podcasts Trim Silence
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Google Podcasts Trim Silence feature

You might be wondering, how the new Trim Silence feature works. The new feature is basically a time-saving feature. For instance, if you are streaming a podcast, you will definitely find the casual pauses and the gaps. So, what this feature is, it shortens the length of the audio by eliminating those gaps and pauses completely. And it is amazing to see, how Google is about to use the Artificial Intelligence remedy in this new feature too.


Talking more about the Google Podcasts app, it’s another service by Google which offers podcasts from a variety of genres and a curated list according to user’s tastes. The user can either stream online or download their favorite podcasts easily, and subscribe to their favorite provider.


The Podcasts app also has integration within the Google Assistant, which means you can listen to Podcasts on all devices that support assistant, like your Google Home and other devices. Not only this, the app will soon bring in automatic closed-captions if you have a problem in hearing or you are in a noisy environment. It will provide a real-time transcript for the audio session so that you don’t miss out on anything.


If you have joined the beta-testing program for the Google podcasts app, you can test out the new feature, in the version 8.9 of the app. But if you are not a beta-tester, you need not wait for a long, the app will be out by this week only, with the new Trim Silence feature


While those who are already part of the beta-testing program for the Google app can already test out the new feature, version 8.9 of the app is expected to hit the stable channel in a few days’ time, so users who are not part of the program shouldn’t have to wait too long to get it on their devices.


Anubhav Tyagi
Anubhav identifies himself as gadget fanatic & a stickler for detail and accuracy. He’s quite an aficionado of sci-fi movies, gaming, and music. When not writing about his favorite genres on VoStory, he can be seen clicking photographs.

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