Adding second Youtube feed overwrites first Youtube feed (As of now you can only have one Youtube feed)

App version: 3.0.2 (b063f0508) downloaded from F-Droid

Android version: Android Version 13 (Custom ROM is CalyxOS version 4.10.1)

Device model: Pixel 5

Expected behaviour: When adding a second Youtube feed via rss (.xml), feed is to be added and not overwrite the first Youtube feed added

Current behaviour: When you add the first Youtube feed to AntennaPod all goes okay. When you add a second feed and hit confirm it updates/shows correctly (title, author, episodes…etc) but once you hit subscribe nothing seems to happen. If you go back and look at your first Youtube feed added in AntennaPod it will be overwritten with the second one you added. If you keep adding feeds it just seems to keep overwriting with the newest feed and the episodes get mixed up.

Below are two feeds for your reference:

First occurred: Just last night when I tried to add a second Youtube feed so not sure how long issue may have existed.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. This – Add first Youtube feed
  2. Then that – Add second Youtube feed, when you hit subscribe it will blink but nothing else so it seems as if nothing has happened.
  3. Then this – Go back to Subscriptions screen and notice that second Youtube feed has overwritten original Youtube feed
  4. Etc.

Environment: (Settings you have changed (e.g. Auto Download). “Unusual” devices you use (e.g. Bluetooth headphones). Did you select another media player?)


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3 posts were merged into an existing topic: App loads podcastwebsite with Youtube embed, gives up

3 posts were split to a new topic: What’s the point of adding YT RSS feeds if they don’t contain media files

This is a problem on YouTube’s end. I reported it to them here: Google Issue Tracker

Let’s see if or when they will fix it. Unfortunately, there is nothing much we can do about this in AntennaPod.

Hi ByteHamster,

Thanks for looking into this and trying to resolve. It is greatly appreciated.

BTW – Love the app


Google closed my bug report and asked me to ask the community forum. These are probably people who don’t know anything about the technical details and just do support for normal end-users. So I’m not confident that my bug report will ever be relayed to an actual developer who knows what this is all about.

A way to work around the bug in YouTube is to pass the feeds through before adding them to AntennaPod. Siftrss rewrites the feeds and makes proper use of the IDs. You can add a dummy filter that doesn’t actually filter out anything, something like this: