Google's podcasting strategy; trolls and weather
April 23, 2018 · Updated May 2, 2018 · 1.4 minutes to read
ICYMI: Google’s new podcasting strategy - and the player that’s already in your Android phone.
For noting: the “new” Google Podcasts experience has a useragent of something like Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 8.1.0; Pixel XL Build/OPM2.171019.029; wv) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Chrome/65.0.3325.109 Mobile Safari/537.36 GSA/220.127.116.11.arm64 - “GSA/” would appear to be the user-agent to search for ('Google Search App’?) - the version number appears to match the version of the Google app that’s installed on my phone. Ask your podcast host to add this now to their analytics.
- Here are a bunch more podcast app user-agents.
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The Australian ABC release a new podcast, Troll Play. “The horrible things written online are making the world angrier and sadder. Troll Play helps you navigate a social media world where people have lost perspective online.”
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