Subscribe to the channels that 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 that you care about.

How to subscribe

On a computer

First, make sure that you’re signed in. Take a look at the top right-hand 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

Once again, make sure that you're signed in to your device. Tap the Account tab. You will see your information if you are signed in.  

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

Finding channels to subscribe to

Channels that you already like

If there are channels that 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.

Browse by category

If you want to see channels about a particular subject – like music, sport, 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-hand 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 that you may be interested in. To get to your Subscriptions and What to Watch feeds from a computer:
  1. Visit the YouTube homepage while signed in
  2. Click on Subscriptions in the Guide
  3. You can also find the Guide on any video page, to the left of the player

How to find your subscriptions on a mobile device

Tap the Subscriptions tab  to access your subscriptions. 



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