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A real solution to the deprecated YouTube API

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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.

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duxuforest
1152 days ago
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sarcozona
1149 days ago
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<3
stavrosg
1150 days ago
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...And this is why I'm subscribed since basically the beginning :D
Rodos, Greece
jimwise
1151 days ago
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Heh.
jlvanderzwan
1151 days ago
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chattymac
1152 days ago
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Ya same here. Very cool
redheadedfemme
1152 days ago
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How cool! Thank you Samuel.
aaronwe
1152 days ago
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I don't even subscribe to YouTube videos in NewsBlur, but I'm going to now, just because Samuel's so awesome.
Denver
nevergirl
1151 days ago
Ditto! I had no idea this was even a thing.. subscribing immediately!
gazuga
1151 days ago
I subscribe to several, and thought I'd have to delete them all. Now they're not only usable again, they're an improved experience. Down with Google, up with NewsBlur!
levenzhang
1144 days ago
I subscrib
levenzhang
1142 days ago
test reply
Jashugan
1152 days ago
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You win Newsblur
eldritchconundrum
1152 days ago
Excellent!
Cthulhux
1152 days ago
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InoReader had it before. :p

No, seriously, one more reason to love NewsBlur. Good job!
Fledermausland
lelandpaul
1152 days ago
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Newsblur: The killer app for YouTube, apparently.
San Francisco, CA
digdoug
1152 days ago
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"When Google takes away your tools, NewsBlur builds them better than before."

Thanks for considering US the customers and not random ad-buying robots.
Louisville, KY
Brstrk
1152 days ago
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Now that's how you solve all the things.
AineLindae
1152 days ago
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That's awesome.
denubis
1152 days ago
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woot.
Sydney, Australia

Heartbleed Explanation

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Are you still there, server? It's me, Margaret.
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duxuforest
1536 days ago
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A very simple, but good explanation of the heartbleed bug.
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shamgar_bn
1535 days ago
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Perfect illustration
Wake Forest, North Carolina

Glass Trolling

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Plus, when someone finally grabs your glasses and stomps on them, it costs way less than $1,500 to replace them.
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duxuforest
1648 days ago
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Ok glass, Show me pictures of morons. Yaay, it´s working!
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RC1140
1651 days ago
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Have to start doing this , maybe i can get a free pair of glasses from it
infini
1652 days ago
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I just my 4th pair, their progressive for my aging eyes and cost far too much.
Asia, EU, Africa
WorldMaker
1652 days ago
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Must. refrain. from. doing. this… Ok, glass, share with comment. Crud.
Louisville, Kentucky
shrodes
1652 days ago
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Title text:

"Plus, when someone finally grabs your glasses and stomps on them, it costs way less than $1,500 to replace them."
Melbourne, Australia