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Experiment: Reminding people to test out the signed in YouTube experience
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Hi everyone, 

When you sign in to YouTube with your Google account, you get all of the benefits of a signed in experience – you can subscribe to channels, create and share playlists, contribute to community conversations via comments, and more. When signed in, you can still watch YouTube videos privately by using incognito mode (available on desktop or mobile web). Learn more about the benefits of a signed-in YouTube experience.

To help you experience all of these benefits, we’re testing out ways to remind people to sign in, including a sign in prompt that shows up when you’re using YouTube. If you see this prompt and don't want to sign in at this time, you can dismiss it. 

Note: While we gather feedback, this experimental prompt will only be seen by a percentage of people using YouTube on desktop, mobile web, and/or watching on their TV.

If you’re part of this experiment and have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below.

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Hi Sarah,

I abandoned the BBC iPlayer when they made signing into an account I had no intention of signing up for in the first place, mandatory; both on Web and TV.

It's enough that I own YouTube channels I access through my computer and must log in to manage.

Since I won't be able to upload to or manage my channels through a TV interface, I strongly object to the possibility of being forced to log in to YouTube to use it through my TV.

If TV login becomes mandatory, I for one will abandon the YouTube television app.
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Hypno that was a requirement for license checking purposes. People who are legally allowed to watch BBC iPlayer should have no problem signing in. As a heads up all it asks for is a name, emailand a postcode and then for you to create a password. I had to help my other half set up their account. As I am LLF I don't watch iPlayer nor live broadcast progs.

Sarah (TeamYouTube) I am guessing your are a new employees as I sign in without using a google account. Though if I get this prompt on my TV I will stop watching YT on it, given how hard you make it to sign in on new devices. I have only managed after a few years to sign in on this laptop.

Have you people at YTHQ ever thought people who watching things when not signed in do not want them in their history or affecting their recommendations for when they are signed in? Until you give us control options of what appears in our recommendations so we can personalise them then this split will remain.
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NO! This is dumb!
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No.  Knock it off.  I will abandon Youtube before I put up with this nonsense for much longer.
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This is the worst idea ever and you literally forced me to sign in just now so I could tell you what a horrible nuisance this is. I am well aware of the benefits to signing in, but I want to decide when to do that without these constant, nagging reminders that disrupt my user experience. Please stop.
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Damn this horror is now applying on the PC browser version and you can't even block the bloody massive pop up. If you try you just end up with a massive white box in the middle of the screen with no way to get rid of it. If I wanted to watch what I was watching when signed in I would sign in.
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