I would like to create a bookmark for some of the live channels on YouTube so that I can access them using keywords on Chrome (Search Engines) or Firefox.

The problem is that if I create a bookmark/keyword to a channel like Skynews (at the moment the address is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOacA3RYrXk ) the ID changes often and I will have to update my bookmark/keyboard on a regular basis. Is there a way to avoid this?

  • Please limit yourself to a single question per question post. – ale Oct 5 '17 at 13:12

There are two ways to live stream: "Stream now" and "Events".

Events always create their own videoID, it is not possible to have a permanent bookmark for the most recent event.

Stream now can be reached by <channelURL>/live, so in your example: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoMdktPbSTixAyNGwb-UYkQ/live. Unfortunately for you, the channel has not used "stream now" since January.

  • Thanks for your answer. So are you saying that what I am asking is impossible? I will have to change the link anytime it changes? why does YouTube change it? how often does it happen? – mrw Oct 8 '17 at 8:20

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