Subscribe to the channels you love

Subscriptions are an important part of your YouTube experience. If there are specific channels that you like, subscribe to them. Once you do, you’ll receive updates whenever they upload new videos, making it simple to keep up with the content you care about.

How to subscribe

On a computer

First, make sure you’re signed in. Take a look at the top right corner of the YouTube screen. Click Sign In. If you’re already signed in, you’ll see your name here.

Don’t have a YouTube account? If you have a Google account, your YouTube account will be ready to go. If you don’t have a Google account, signing up for one is easy. Just click here.

To subscribe to a channel, just click the Subscribe  button wherever you see it.

On your mobile device

Android and mobile site: Again, be sure you're signed in to your device. Click on the Account tab. You will see your information if you are signed in.  

iOS: You can see if you’re signed in by swiping the Guide . If you’re signed in you’ll see your name or email address, and if you're not you’ll see the prompt to Sign in.

To subscribe to a channel, just click the Subscribe  button wherever you see it.

Finding channels to subscribe to

Channels you already like

If there are channels you already watch on a regular basis, try subscribing to them.

Get recommendations from home

You can find recommended channels on your homepage. Recommended channels appear in the feed.

They also appear on the right side of the page.

Browse by category

If you want to see channels about a particular subject - like music, sports, comedy, or games - go to Browse channels to see popular channels across different categories.

Do a search

Interested in something? Try searching it on YouTube. You can then use a filter on your search results to show channels relevant to what you searched.

Once you've subscribed

When you subscribe, the channel is added to your guide (the menu that appears on the left side of the desktop homepage and video pages).

Now whenever you visit your homepage, new videos from your subscriptions will appear in the Subscriptions feed. The What to Watch feed also shows videos from your subscriptions, along with recommendations for channels or videos you may be interested in. To get to your Subscriptions and What to Watch feeds from a computer:
  1. Visit the YouTube homepage while logged in
  2. Click on Subscriptions in the guide
  3. You can also find the Guide on a video page, to the left of the player

How to find your subscriptions on mobile

On Android and mobile site: Tap the Subscriptions tab  to access your subscriptions. 

On iOS: Swipe the Guide  open and tap Subscriptions.


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