Google Currents has been updated, bringing a host of audio-related functions to the news reader app. These include foremost the ability to create playlists from editions containing audio. Along with that ability comes new in-app playback controls as well as status bar audio controls when Currents is running in the background.
The new functionality could help to grow Currents as a podcast distribution platform while also providing a richer experience for readers and content providers alike. It’s a completely different take on the news reader than Google’s other, soon to be defunct, syndication platform.
The latest update to Currents is currently available via Google Play. Grab at the link below.