Ben Schoon for 9to5Google:

Google Podcasts has been built out in beta on Android and the web over the past several months, and now it’s getting some big updates. Today, Google is releasing an official Google Podcasts app on iOS as it officially reveals a redesign for the service.

After months of back and forth, I ended up settling on Apple’s podcast app and abandoning my desktop listening entirely. The issues syncing episodes between devices was just too common with most other apps and services.

It looks like Google’s app is rolling out to the App Store now so I’ll be giving it a try shortly. Assuming the syncing hold up, it’ll be nice to again have the option of listening from the web player or desktop in situations where that’s more convenient.

As an added bonus, Google’s podcast service plays well with Home devices so we’ll be able to play episodes that way. On the flip side, I’m not sure it supports CarPlay yet, which could be a deal-breaker. Only time (and testing) will tell.