When was the last time, you open the YouTube app and saw videos from people you have subscribed to? I know, it’s rare. My YouTube feed is filled with videos that have nothing to do with my subscription box, rather these are the videos that YouTube thinks, I might be interested in. And as a YouTuber myself, I can verify it from the YouTube analytics. These days, we get far more views from YouTube recommendation than from our subscribers. And this makes sense for YouTube, as shifting to the recommendation model helps them to provide a more laid back experience and extend the viewership.
That said, if you are like me who often misses awesome videos from the people you subscribe to, here is a quick and easy way to only see videos from YouTube channels, that you have subscribed to.
- Make sure you are login to your YouTube account.
- Click on this link – https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions
- Add the URL to your bookmark.
Every time you click on the above bookmark, it’ll open the page with your YouTube page with videos from the channels you subscribe to.
For this to work, you need Android 7.1 or higher and a compatible launcher. All popular launchers such as Google Now, Nova launcher, One Plus launcher should work right of the box.
- Long press the YouTube icon, new options will pop-up
- From the pop-up, again long press the subscription option,
- Drag the shortcut on your home screen
- That’s it
Now, whenever you tap on the YouTube shortcut on your homescreen, it’ll open the YouTube app with all the videos you have subscribed to. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work on iOS devices. Your only option is to make a habit of opening the YouTube app and manually tapping the Subscriptions option each time.