Using Channels

This guide will walk you through the basics of working with pytube Channels.

Creating a Channel

Using pytube to interact with channels is similar to interacting with playlists. Begin by importing the Channel class:

>>> from pytube import Channel

Now let’s create a channel object. You can do this by initializing the object with a channel URL:

>>> c = Channel('')

Or you can create one from a link to the channel’s video page:

>>> c = Channel('')

Now, we have a Channel object called c that we can do some work with.

Interacting with a channel

Fundamentally, a Channel object is just a container for YouTube objects.

If, for example, we wanted to download all of the videos created by a channel, we would do the following:

>>> print(f'Downloading videos by: {c.channel_name}')
Downloading videos by: ProgrammingKnowledge
>>> for video in c.videos:
>>>     video.streams.first().download()

Or, if we’re only interested in the URLs for the videos, we can look at those as well:

>>> for url in c.video_urls[:3]:
>>>     print(url)

And that’s basically all there is to it!