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What is the Difference between a YouTube Account and Channel

If you are just wanting to watch some videos, learn a few things, listen to some music or what not then having an account is what you’ll need. If you plan on really getting into YouTube and want to add your own videos then you’ll need a YouTube Channel for that. 

Believe it or not, there is actually a difference in having just a YouTube account and creating a YouTube Channel.

Both an account and channel are free, they allow you to watch videos, subscribe to channels, save videos to watch for later but that’s about where it ends.

Channels give you the following additional features:

  • Playlists
  • The ability to comment on videos
  • Uploading your own videos

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