After the URL was discovered to be live ahead of any formal announcement, YouTube confirmed to TechCrunch that the new podcasts destination is now live for US users.
According to 9to5Google, the dedicated podcast page YouTube.com/podcasts launched last month and is now linked, at least for some users, on YouTube’s existing Explore page alongside other top destinations such as Gaming, Sports, Learning, Fashion, and others. However, it did not appear in the website’s sidebar navigation. When contacted for comment, YouTube stated that the URL is not currently available globally. “The podcast destination page on YouTube helps users discover new and popular podcast episodes, shows, and creators, as well as recommend podcast content,” explained Paul Pennigton, a YouTube spokesperson. “It is now available in U.S. only.