How do I switch from Google Podcasts to Podcast Addict?


Google Podcasts is closing next year, and if you're considering making the switch to Podcast Addict, this tutorial is for you!

Exporting Your Subscriptions from Google Podcasts

1. Initiate Export from Google Takeout
  • Navigate to Google Takeout.
  • In the list of Google services, select 'Google Podcasts'.
  • Follow the prompts to create an export of your Google Podcasts data. Choose the OPML format for ease of use with Podcast Addict.

2. Download and Extract Your Data
  • Once Google has finished preparing your data, you will receive an email with a link to download a zip archive.
  • Download the zip archive to your computer and extract it to find the OPML file containing your podcast subscriptions.

3. Transfer the OPML File to Your Device
  • Connect your phone to your computer via USB and copy the extracted OPML file to a convenient location on your phone.
  • Alternatively, you can email the file to yourself and then download it directly to your phone from your email application.

Importing into Podcast Addict

1. Install Podcast Addict

First, download Podcast Addict from the Google Play Store and install it on your device.

2. Sign In for Cloud Save

After installation, sign in to automatically save your data to the cloud. This makes it easy to restore your podcast subscriptions and preferences if you change devices. Plus, signing in enables you to rate your favorite podcasts.

3. Subscribe to Podcasts

To add your podcasts, press the "+" button on the main screen toolbar. From here, you have two options:

  • Search Engine: Use the built-in search engine to find podcasts by name. Simply type in the name of the podcast you're looking for and hit 'Subscribe'.
  • RSS Feed: If you have the RSS feed of the podcast, you can paste it directly into the app.

4. Customize Your Settings

After subscribing, the app will ask if you prefer to stream or download episodes. Your answer will customize the app's default settings to suit your listening habits.

5. Get Started Guide

There's a 'Getting Started' guide available to help you familiarize yourself with its basic features. If you have any questions, you can always reach out to me through the 'Settings/Feedback' section in the app or via email.


Switching from Google Podcasts to Podcast Addict is already straightforward. With Google's upcoming tool for exporting subscriptions, the transition will become even easier, particularly when it comes to transferring your list of subscriptions.