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YouTube allows to login via Google account. However, you need to have a YouTube account.

When I clicked sign in with Google account, it showed me two options:

  1. Associate your YouTube account with Google account.
  2. Sign out of Google account and create a new one.

Is there any way I can have single sign-on without creating a separate YouTube account?

(Just like SO's OpenID login where they create an account on the fly).

  • Gmail account integration with YouTube is very confusing (to me atleast) – IsmailS Jul 26 '10 at 10:15
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That is what option one ("Associate your YouTube account with Google account") allows you to do. YouTube only asks for a few extra pieces of information that may not be provided from your Google account.

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    Also because YouTube wasn't part of Google in the beginning and somebody could have already an account on YouTube. – Lipis Jul 25 '10 at 13:04
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See also this description: "How to use my Blogspot OpenID as YouTube user name?" http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=38d2b92785aff93d&hl=en

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