How to Listen to iTunes Podcasts on Android

Don't get left out of the podcast fun!

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You don't need iTunes to listen to the millions of podcasts available on the internet; Android users have several choices. We’ve rounded up our best advice and recommended Android apps to help you listen to iTunes podcasts on Android devices.

The information below should apply no matter who made your Android phone: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

Listen to Podcasts from a Website on Android

Many podcasters make their podcast episodes available on their websites. When you find a podcaster’s website you like, browse to a podcast episode and look for a Listen or Play button. There may also be an option to download episodes.

Go to the iTunes Preview page to search for podcasts. When you select a podcast, you’ll see a list of episodes and a link to the podcast website.

  1. Open a web browser on your Android device and go to a website that makes podcast episodes available for listening or download.

  2. Select Listen, Play, or the appropriate icon. The podcast episode will begin to play in the default audio player.

    A screenshot showing a podcast website viewed on an Android device
  3. Select the Download link. The podcast episode will be saved to the Android Downloads app.

Podcasts downloaded from a website are in MP3 format and will play on any Android player.

Transfer Podcasts from iTunes to Android

If you use iTunes on your computer, you can transfer podcasts from iTunes to Android. Before you can transfer podcasts from a PC or Mac to an Android device, though, you’ll need to subscribe to a podcast.

Subscribe to a Podcast

  1. Open iTunes on your PC or Mac computer.

  2. Go to the iTunes store and find the podcast and episodes you want to transfer to your Android device.

  3. Select Subscribe.

  4. After you’ve subscribed to a podcast, download the episodes you want to your computer.

    A screenshot showing where to download podcast images in the iTunes library

Download Podcast Episodes

  1. Select Library, choose the podcast and select the Download link for the episodes.

  2. To find the downloaded podcast episodes on your computer, open the file manager and go to Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Podcasts.

  3. Once the podcast episodes are saved to your computer, you can transfer the files from your computer to your Android device.

Transfer Podcast Files

  1. Connect your phone to your computer with the USB cable.

  2. Select the podcast files you want to transfer.

  3. Drag the files to a folder on your Android device.

  4. When the files have been transferred to your Android, find the files and select an episode. The file will play in your default player.

Find Podcasts on Google Podcasts

Google has your podcast listening needs covered. When you want a dedicated podcast app that makes it easy to listen to your favorite podcasts, give Google Podcasts a try. If you find a podcast on iTunes, chances are you’ll also find it on Google Podcasts. You can get the Google Podcasts App on Google Play.

  1. Open the Google Podcasts app.

  2. Tap the magnifying glass, type the name of the podcast, then tap Enter.

    A screenshot of Google Podcasts showing the Search feature
  3. Tap More Episodes to see the full list of podcast episodes.

  4. Tap Subscribe to add the podcast to your list of favorites.

Select the Google Podcasts icon to view your list of favorites.

Use RadioPublic to Find Free Podcasts

Along with Google Podcasts, there are many more podcast apps for Android users, but one of these podcast apps stands out.

RadioPublic gives podcast creators the opportunity to create a universal podcast link. This universal link makes it easy for podcast listeners to open a podcast episode on the device they’re using, whether it’s on the web, Android, or iOS, and listeners can use the app without creating an account. You can get the RadioPublic App from the Google Play Store.

The first time you open the RadioPublic app, you’re taken on a podcast tour:

  • To browse through the suggested podcasts, select Next.
  • When you see a podcast you’d like to listen to, select Add to queue.
  • When you want to stop browsing and view your selected podcasts, select Done.

To navigate the RadioPublic app:

  • Select Play to listen to the podcast episodes listed in the Queue. The episodes will play one after the other.
  • Select an episode in the queue to read a description of the episode, download the episode, or go to the show’s page.
  • Select Close to go to the Home tab. From here, you can browse for more podcasts, import your shows from another podcast app, and customize your home tab.
Ascreenshot showing selected podcast episodes that are ready to play on the RadioPublic app