There are so many videos on YouTube that it may seem overwhelming to find some of interest to you. There’s an easy way to always find videos you like. Companies, bands, and others set up channels for their videos. You can subscribe to them so they’re easily accessible for you, and you can set it so you receive email notifications when the channel owners upload a new video. Instructions and channel examples are below.
Preliminary Step: Create a YouTube account
Find and Subscribe to a YouTube Channel
1. Log in to your YouTube account.
2. Search for a channel to which to subscribe.
You can search for a specific item (such as a band) or a broader topic. For some popular channels, such as those for bands or companies, you may want to select an “offical” channel. These are usually noted as such in the search results and on the channel itself. Examples of different channels are included below.
3. In the search results, click the channel name.
The channel page displays.
4. Click Subscribe.
A “subscribed” notice displays.
5. Subscribed button > Gear icon
6. Select your channel subscription preferences.
There are many channels available from which to choose and subscribe. Here are some examples. Basically, though, you can search for something, or look on sites and blogs for a YouTube link and go from there.
When you find a channel you like, check the Playlists as well. Those are categories for the videos on that channel.
You can search by a specific band name or a general topic.
This channel came up in search results for Mozart.
If you’re looking for videos about learning to play an instrument, just search for something such as “how to play the guitar” and you’ll see quite a list of videos. Find one (or more) you like, click the channel name, and subscribe if you’d like.
Companies often have how-to videos about their products or topics of interest to consumers. Hardware stores, banks, grocery stores – you name it! If there’s something you want to do, search for a company that focuses on what you’re seeking.
There are many options for business. You can run a generic search on a topic such as “business plans” and find agencies or organizations as well. Companies that work with businesses often have helpful how-to videos on a variety of topics. If you’re looking for business assistance of any kind, video channels are a great place to start.
You can make your search as targeted or broad as you like.
If you want news in video format, it’s readily available. There are channels for all different media outlets.
New York Times
You can likely find a YouTube channel for just about anything. Just start searching and subscribe to the channel of your choice. Have fun!