There needs to be a direct and automated way to move your Google Podcasts shows to YouTube Music. Google Podcasts and YouTube Music are separate services with different content types and functionalities. However, you can manually create content on YouTube Music that is similar to your podcast episodes by following these steps:
How to add your Google Podcasts shows to YouTube Music
1. Convert Podcast Episodes to Videos:
- Create a visual representation for your podcast episodes. You can use simple graphics and static images or even create a video with your podcast logo and episode title.
- Use video editing software (e.g., Adobe Premiere, iMovie, or free tools like Shotcut) to add the podcast audio to these visuals.
- Export these videos as MP4 files.
2. Create a YouTube Music Channel:
- If you don’t already have one, create a YouTube channel for your podcast content.
- Customize your YouTube channel with relevant branding, description, and links to your social media and podcast platforms.
3. Upload Converted Podcast Episodes to YouTube Music:
- Sign in to your YouTube account.
- Click on the “Create” or “Upload” button in the top right corner of the YouTube website.
- Select the converted podcast episodes (MP4 files) you want to upload.
- Fill in the video details, including title, description, tags, and thumbnail.
- Set the privacy settings to public, unlisted, or private, depending on your preference.
- Click “Publish” or “Schedule” to make the videos available on your channel.
4. Organize Your YouTube Music Channel:
- Create playlists on your YouTube channel to organize your podcast episodes into different categories or seasons.
- Share the links to your YouTube Music channel and individual podcast episodes with your audience.
Remember that while this method allows you to share your podcast content on YouTube Music, it’s not a direct migration. Your podcast listeners will need to subscribe or follow your YouTube channel separately from your original podcast platform.
How to add manually podcasts to YouTube Music
YouTube Music primarily focuses on music content, and there isn’t a direct feature for manually adding podcasts to the platform. YouTube Music is designed to provide music streaming and music video content.
However, you can still listen to some podcasts on YouTube Music if they have been officially uploaded by content creators or podcasters who have a presence on YouTube. Here’s how you can find and listen to podcasts on YouTube Music:
Search for Podcasts:
- Open the YouTube Music app or visit the YouTube Music website (music.youtube.com).
- In the search bar, enter the name of the podcast or a relevant keyword related to the podcast you want to listen to.
- After entering your search query, you may see a list of results that include music tracks, music videos, and potentially some podcast content.
- To filter the results specifically for podcast content, you can use filters such as “Videos” and select “More” or “Channels.” This will show you channels that feature podcast content.
Explore Podcast Channels:
- Click on the channel or user profiles that are known for hosting podcast content.
- Explore the playlists or video uploads to find the podcast episodes you want to listen to.
Subscribe to Podcast Channels:
- If you find a channel that regularly uploads podcast episodes you enjoy, consider subscribing to that channel. This way, you can easily access new episodes when they are uploaded.
- You can create your own playlists on YouTube videos and add podcast episodes to these playlists for easy access.
Where to find podcasts on your YouTube Music?
Finding podcasts on YouTube Music can be a bit tricky because YouTube Music primarily focuses on music content. However, some podcasts may be available on the platform if content creators or podcasters have chosen to upload their episodes to YouTube. Here’s how you can search for podcasts on YouTube Music:
Open YouTube Music:
- You can access YouTube Music through the mobile app or by visiting the website (music.youtube.com).
Use the Search Bar:
- At the top of the YouTube Music interface, you’ll find a search bar. Enter the name of the podcast you’re looking for or relevant keywords related to the podcast’s content.
Filter Your Search:
- After you perform a search, you’ll see a list of search results. These results may include music tracks, music videos, and potentially some podcast content.
- To filter the results specifically for podcast content, use the “Filters” option. On the mobile app, this option is usually located at the top of the results page. On the website, you can click on “More” under the search bar to access filters.
- Select “Videos” to narrow down the results to video content, which may include podcast episodes.
- Some podcasters or content creators upload their podcast episodes to YouTube channels. If you find a channel that hosts the podcast you’re interested in, you can explore its playlists or video uploads to find the episodes.
Subscribe to Channels:
- If you find a channel that regularly uploads podcast episodes you enjoy, consider subscribing to that channel. Subscribing will make it easier to access new episodes when they are uploaded.
- If you frequently listen to podcasts on YouTube Music, you can create your own playlists and add podcast episodes to those playlists for easy access.
Please note that not all podcasts may be available on YouTube, and the availability of podcast content on YouTube Music depends on whether podcasters choose to upload their content to the platform. Additionally, the podcast listening experience on YouTube Music may not be as feature-rich or organized as dedicated podcast apps like Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.