Google Labs - Listen

Price: Free

As you would expect, the Android marketplace is stuffed full of apps that can be used to download and play podcasts. However, the quality varies quite alarmingly between them. Google Listen is a product of Google Labs where beardies are given the time to mess around and come up with some interesting apps.

While the software is still a work in progress, its easy to use interface and neat array of features make it definitely one of the better podcast apps out there. Subscribing to new podcasts that you come across on the web is easy with Listen because it automatically syncs with new entries placed in your Google Bookmarks account. As a result, to add a new feed all you have to do is subscribe to it using your desktop web browser and it’ll automatically pop up in Google Listen next time you use it on your phone.

Listen also makes it easy to manage the way podcasts are downloaded as you can choose Wi-Fi only, or allow it to use both Wi-Fi and 3G. You can also dictate how much space it’s allowed to use for podcasts on your memory card.


It may still be a work in progress, but Google Listen is already one of the best podcast apps on Android - try it now with a TrustedReviews podcast!

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