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The default "Subscriptions" feed on the YouTube homepage shows all of the activity of the people that I am subscribed to on YouTube or have in circles on Google+. However, I'm most interested in new videos that the people I subscribe to (either on YouTube or by circling on Google+) create and post (neglecting comments or sharing other people's videos - what you see when you check the "show uploads only" checkbox on the YouTube homepage). However, being able to bring anything off of the YouTube homepage and into Google Reader as an RSS feed would be good.

Is there a way to do this?

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You can get RSS feed by username, something like this:




How to get Youtube username (source):

  1. Go to youtube.com
  2. Click on the arrow next to your username at the top right of the screen.
  3. Click Channel under My Account.
  4. Enter the username you'd like by typing it into the text field provided.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Choose your privacy settings from the options provided.
  7. Click All Done!

Steps to get username if you've already linked your G+ account to your YouTube account

  1. Go to youtube.com
  2. Click on the arrow next to your username at the top right of the screen.
  3. Click My channel under YouTube
  4. Take the ID from the address bar http://www.youtube.com/channel/{id}
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How might I get my user name? My profile goes to my Google+ profile, so does that make my user name that sequence of numbers, because when I tried that, I get a page with the error message "Exception message unavailable". –  Thomas Owens Oct 20 '12 at 12:10
You have asked about Youtube or Google+. I've answered about Youtube. –  Vukašin Manojlović Oct 20 '12 at 12:13
I'm asking how I get my RSS feed by username. I don't know what my user name is so I can get my subscriptions. –  Thomas Owens Oct 20 '12 at 12:15
Username is Youtube username. So, in you case is ThomasO610. For Google+ use GPlusRSS. –  Vukašin Manojlović Oct 20 '12 at 12:18
Oh. That's not intuitive at all. I thought my YouTube user name went away when I merged it with my Google+ account, so I was trying with the URL numbers to my G+ profile page. This appears to be what I was looking for. –  Thomas Owens Oct 20 '12 at 12:21
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The working URL format would be:


I just tested this, and it should work on any news reader. Just replace "YOUTUBE_CHANNEL_NAME" with your channel's name, or the channel you want to subscribe to. No need to be logged in to YouTube at all.

Also, here is a YouTube clip I did on the topic:

How To Find The RSS Feed To A YouTube Channel

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If you have Android, there is an app for this here the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.youtuberss.reader

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Vidar S. Ramdal Apr 8 at 13:25
got it, d app works great for me so i tot it nice 2 share it u all –  archer Apr 10 at 14:24
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