YouTube, owned by Google, deprecated their v2 APIs on April 20th, 2015, which means that RSS news readers can no longer watch for new videos. What a bummer!
Except it’s not at all a big deal because here at NewsBlur we’re making sure that your videos keep coming in. Previously enterprising users setup hacks and workarounds for the API, which was a somewhat tedious solution as you had to update each feed and prone to breaking in the future.
But there’s good news today because NewsBlur now has a custom-built solution for YouTube videos. All of your existing YouTube RSS feeds are automatically ported over to the new YouTube video fetcher.
And that’s not all. The improved YouTube video fetcher now displays a big embedded video so you can watch the video right in NewsBlur.
To subscribe to new YouTube channels, just enter in the URL of the channel in the Add Site popover.
When Google takes away your tools, NewsBlur builds them better than before.