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.

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=''
  <content type='application/atom+xml'>
      <category scheme=''
      <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=''/>
      <gd:feedLink rel=''
                   href='' countHint='241'/>
  <link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml'
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