YouTube Data API - Channel Suggestions

Note: The YouTube Data API (v2) has been officially deprecated as of March 4, 2014. Please refer to our deprecation policy for more information. Please use the YouTube Data API (v3) for new integrations and migrate applications still using the v2 API to the v3 API as well.

A user's channel suggestions feed identifies channels that may appeal to the user. YouTube recommends channels to a user based on an algorithm that considers signals from a variety of sources that include the user's subscriptions, favorite videos, ratings, and more.

To retrieve a feed containing channel suggestions for a logged-in user, send an authorized GET request to the URL below. The request must specify your developer key.


Note: This feed is only supported for authorized users who are retrieving their own channel suggestions feed.

If you set the inline parameter value to true when retrieving a channel suggestions feed, then each feed entry will include a channel entry that contains all of the metadata for that channel. The channel entry will be encapsulated inside the <content> element.

The example below shows a channel suggestions feed entry for an API request that set the inline parameter value to true.

  <category scheme='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#kind'
  <content type='application/atom+xml'>
      <category scheme='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#kind'
      <summary>Before there was Conan... before there was Jay... there was Johnny.</summary>
      <link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml'
      <yt:channelStatistics videoCount='241' subscriberCount='13009'/>
      <media:thumbnail url='https://i4.ytimg.com/i/7McHNOsrUL2fRxTB_xvgRQ/1.jpg?v=c8879e'/>
      <gd:feedLink rel='http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007#channel.content'
                   href='https://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/johnnycarson/uploads?v=2' countHint='241'/>
  <link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml'
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