YouTube is a popular platform for watching videos, but has it ever occurred to you to try subscribing to a YouTube channel in Outlook? Well, of course, if it’s a work related email address, you may not want to be subscribing to Lenny Kravitz’s VEVO or Kim Kardash, but you may find value in channels like officevideos from Microsoft. Whatever be the flavor of your subscription, you can get your daily dose of it on Outlook. And in this tutorial we will show you exactly how to subscribe to YouTube Channels in Outlook 2010 and 2013.
How to Find YouTube Channels to Subscribe to
You may, in the course of your browsing history, discover YouTube channels that have great content that you expect to be watching regularly. At other times, you can do a quick Google search to discover popular ones. Most often typing http://youtube.com/[channelname] will help you find a channel you are looking for. You can also surf YouTube to find channels of interest.
After you have finalized your most wanted YouTube channels, its time to subscribe to them.
How to Subscribe to YouTube Channels in Outlook 2013
Funnily, the easiest way to subscribe to a YouTube channel in Outlook 2013 is to do it via Internet Explorer. So if you are using IE 7 or later, here’s what you need to do.
1. In Internet Explorer, go to the YouTube channel you want to subscribe to.
2. On the Command bar, notice that the Feeds button is now showing up as a bright orange one from its earlier greyed out state. If you cannot see the Feeds button, right-click the Tab bar and choose Command bar.
3. Click the Feed button.
4. In the next screen, click the Subscribe to this feed link.
5. The Subscribe to This Feed dialog box is displayed. Just click the Subscribe button. A new folder is automatically created in the RSS Feeds folder with the channel name.
How to Subscribe to YouTube Channels in Outlook 2010
If you want to subscribe to a YouTube channel in Outlook 2010, you need to copy the RSS feed URL and then manually add it in the RSS feeds in Outlook. Again, IE is the perfect platform to grab this link.
1. Just follow the steps outlined above up to step 3.
2. In the next screen, right-click the Subscribe to this feed link and click Copy shortcut to copy the RSS Feed URL.
3. In Outlook 2010, right-click the RSS Feeds folder and choose Add a New RSS Feed.
4. In the New Feed dialog box, paste the link to YouTube Feed you copied in step 2 and click Add.
5. In the Microsoft Outlook message box, click Yes to confirm the subscription.
That’s it! You have just learned how to easily subscribe to YouTube channels in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010.