When you are signed in on YouTube then on your subscription feed youtube show a list sorted by date of the videos the youtube channels you subscribed to have uploaded.

as i am subscribed to a handfull of tech / it youtubers just to stay up to date, this is the only reason I "need" a account for youtube.

So, I was interested if there was a way to accomplish this task trough other means, anything from a browser plugin "simulating" the subscription feed, to a bash script which just outputs a list of the title and the link to the video

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    create fake account just for youtube? what is your concern with having an account?
    – depperm
    Apr 11, 2022 at 12:00
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    @depperm: There are valid reasons for not wanting to have an account. When you create an account you have to accept some terms, it is never really fake.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Apr 21, 2022 at 3:16

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newpipe does not required an account and you can migrate our subscriptions over from YouTube but is only available on Android


YouTube Subscription Manager allows you to systematically download your subscriptions but would still require a YouTube account

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    This is really 2 answers. Would you mind breaking it up into 2 separate posts, so the community can vote on each answer individually? Thanks! Sep 13, 2023 at 12:50

Any feed reader (e.g. Akregator).

For each channel, add the feed URL https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UC... where UC... is the channel ID. If the channel has a regular username, the correct feed URL is https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?user=NAME.

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