Videos are available in several different formats on YouTube, and RSS feeds are provided for channels. Is there a feed that will allow me to subscribe in iTunes?

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Listenbox does this. It supports videos, playlists, channels, plus you can queue items to listen later


This question haunted me as well, and all the available options either didn't work or didn't fit... So I made my own: YouCast

  • It's free and open sourced.
  • It works for both channels and playlists.
  • Supports both audio and video podcasts.
  • Sorts by popularity.
  • Not for mac I guess.
    – Daniel
    Oct 21, 2014 at 0:01
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    @DantheMan No. It's in .Net Framework. I have started working on a hosted version in the cloud but it doesn't have a UI yet.
    – i3arnon
    Oct 21, 2014 at 0:04

The web app Podsync.net converts a YouTube channel URL into a podcast-compatible feed URL.

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Figure 1: Podsync.net web interface

  • doesn't work anymore, you need to host it yourself Dec 13, 2020 at 11:47

I am using www.podtube.me to make a RSS feed to subscribe a youtube channel as a podcast in my podcast app.


I am suprised Podsync has not been mentioned as an answer here! Podsync can turn any Youtube or Vimeo video, Ccannel or playlist in to a subscribable playlist that you can directly sync with your podcast app! I use it and just copy the link to Player FM, which I use on Android. In Player FM the playlists supposedly become public, so beware if making podcasts out of private videos!


  • doesn't work anymore, you need to host it yourself Dec 13, 2020 at 11:47

Tubelivery works great! Load the app and use it to sign up for YouTube Channels. The Channels "automagically" show up in your iPhone podcasts! When I first did it nothing seemed to happen (a blank podcast page was created), but after a short while the content showed up. You need to use Tubelivery to add channels, but channel content (selecting episodes) is all done within Podcasts. Very nice solution.


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    I get a "Out of service" message. I guess it doesn't work anymore
    – i3arnon
    Dec 28, 2013 at 14:39
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    Hi, I'm the creator of Tubelivery and I had to turn it of. You can download the source code from here: bitbucket.org/tubelivery May 20, 2015 at 12:12

looks like http://www.ytpodcaster.com/ can convert a youtube rss-feed into something itunes likes.

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    Have you tested it? It doesn't work for me.
    – Liam
    Jul 2, 2010 at 11:39
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    seems like this solution is out of business, their server return nothing valid. so, yes .. i tested it but it does not work. maybe if they get their servers working correct again.
    – akira
    Jul 2, 2010 at 12:05

http://www.rsshandler.com/converter .. these generated podcasts at least appear in itunes, though i can't download any video so far. the converter creates the right feed, but the data returned by youtube is not in .mp4.


Yahoo Pipes can do this, here's one that should be a good starting point: youtube Channel to RSS.


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