If you spend a lot of time on YouTube, you know how easy it is to fall into the trap of watching the same channels over and over again. Sometimes you may want to branch out and discover new channels that align with your interests.
It can also be particularly hard to discover new smaller creators or search for similar channels that create content like your favorite YouTuber.
Here are some tips on how to find new creators or search for similar YouTube channels:
1. “New to You” feature on YouTube
YouTube has a “New to You” feature that shows you videos from channels that you haven’t watched before. To access this feature, go to the YouTube homepage and scroll right until you see the “New to You” tag. You’ll see a selection of videos from channels that are tailored to your interests based on your watch history.
Using the “New to You” feature is a great way to discover new channels that you may not have found otherwise. It’s especially useful if you’re looking for channels that are similar to the ones you’re already subscribed to.
2. Favoree (website): the channel filter tool that is missing on YouTube
Favoree is a new powerful tool to explore YouTube. The site has indexed and qualified the best YouTube channels to make a simple tool that lets you find channels easily with various filters:
- Topic and subtopic (history, sport, true crime…)
- Type of content (documentary, interview, vlog…)
- Mood (instructional, serious, fun…)
- Ratings (you can rate channels on the website)
- Average duration of the videos
- Number of subscribers
You can also find similar channels to your favorite one on the channel page.
3. Reddit (website/app): the power of communities
Reddit is a social news aggregation and discussion website that has communities (called “subreddits”) dedicated to various topics. Search for subreddits related to your interests and look for posts that link to YouTube channels. You can also create a post asking for recommendations from other users.
Here are 5 of the best communities on Reddit to discover new YouTube channels:
4. SimilarChannels (website): helps you find a similar channel to your favorite one
SimilarChannels is a free YouTube channel finder. It is a crowd-sourced database of similar YouTube channels, recommendations, and channel collections. Users can also ask the community for channel suggestions on a specific topic, create their channel collection, and share it with their friends.
5. ChannelHunt (website): the Reddit of YouTube channels
ChannelHunt.tv is an online platform that allows users to find and share channels related to various topics. It aims to provide a centralized hub for content creators and viewers to connect and engage with each other. The website suggests new channels every day and enables users to upvote for their favorite channels.
And if you are directly searching for quality videos on YouTube, you can also try the “Browse videos” section on Favoree. In case you want to gather data from YouTube, we wrote a guide for the best YouTube channel crawlers and we can help you find great YouTube analytics tools.