How to Get YouTube Playlist RSS Feed URL

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This tutorial explains how to get YouTube Playlist RSS Feed URL. In this post, I will tell you about two handy methods to do that. You can easily get an RSS feed URL of any YT playlist and then use that in an RSS feed reader software or self hosted RSS reader. After adding the feed URL in any RSS feed reader, you can simply leave the rest to the software. It will automatically refresh the feed for you at the specified schedule. And if there is new video available in the playlist then you will know it. Both the methods which I have added here work perfectly and all you have to do is just give these the ID of a playlist or simple navigate to the playlist page.

Without some tweaks, you can not get the feed URL of a YT playlist. We have already covered a tutorial about getting RSS feed URL of a YouTube channel and the process is quite similar for playlists. Here I will talk about a Firefox addon which lets you get the RSS feed URL of a YT channel in one click. Along with that, I will mention a self hosted tool which can do that for you in a very easy way. All you have to do is just put a little effort in the beginning for converting YouTube playlist to RSS feed.

How to Get YouTube Playlist RSS Feed URL

How to Get YouTube Playlist RSS Feed URL?

Method One: Use YouTube RSS Finder Firefox Addon to Get Feed URL of any YT playlist.

This is pretty straightforward and quickest method to get feed URL of any YouTube playlist. You can use it on your favorite public YouTube playlist and get the RSS feed URL. After installing the addon, you only need to fire one click to get RSS feed of playlist opened in current tab. This is an open source Firefox addon and you can easily install it and start using it on any YouTube playlist. Not only the YT playlists but it works on YouTube channels as well.

So, simply install this plugin using the URL given at the end of this section. After that, you go to the playlist page of YouTube whose feed URL you want to get. After reaching the playlist page, you will see YouTube-RSS icon in the address bar of the browser as shown in the screenshot below.

Display Feed

Now, simply click on the YouTube button in the address bar and it will open a new tab with the RSS feed of that playlist. You can either analyze the XML data or you can simply copy the URL from the address bar. The copied URL will work as the RSS feed to the playlist and you can add that in any RSS feed reader that you use.

Feed displayed

In this way, you can use this simple and handy Firefox addon to get RSS feed URL of any YouTube playlist. Just install it and then you can simply start using it on any playlist that you want. However, this extension hasn’t made it to Chrome Web Store due to Google’s restrictions. Which is why you will need to download a Firefox browser in order to use it.

Add YouTube RSS Finder to Firefox from here

Method Two: Use Simple Web app to Get Feed URL of any YT playlist

Another tool that I have found to do the same is called PodTube. Here it is an open source web app that works with YouTube channels and playlists to get you the feed URL. Here it has a hosted version which you can use to get RSS feed URL of an YouTube Playlist.

The best part about using PodTube is that you don’t need to install anything. You just need to tweak its URL a bit to get the final RSS URL which will work in every RSS feed reader on this planet. For this, post, I will be using the hosted version of this tool. And in order to do that, you just have to modify a simple URL.

First, you reach the YouTube page of playlist whose feed URL you want to get. Now, you need to copy its playlist id. The playlist id is a weird text string staring with “PL”. You can see that in the following screenshot.

YouTube Playlist ID

Now, you simply add the playlist ID that you already obtained in the following URL. Next, you just paste this URL in the browser and see if its able to create the feed for you. It will show you an XML file which contains all the songs or videos from the playlist. Now, you can simply add this URL in any feed reader and start receiving updates.

PodTube RSS feed URL in action

In this way, you can use this simple hosted web app to get RSS feed URL of a playlist. Just create the feed URL in a few seconds and use that however you see fit. In case, the current host goes down, you can always pull its source code from GitHub and deploy it locally or on your own server.

Closing thoughts

These are the best free methods that you can use to get YouTube playlist RSS feed URL. In a few seconds, you can get the RSS URL and add that in your subscriptions. If you want to use that feed in an RSS reader for Windows then I will recommend you to use Feed Notifier as it is simple, compact and easy to manage. So, if you are looking for ways to get RSS feed URL of a YouTube playlist, use any method that I have mentioned in this post.

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