Guide: Automatically Add YouTube Subscriptions to Plex Queue on myPlex
I use Plex in the living room and want to watch YouTube videos on it quite a bit, but the YouTube app for Plex isn’t exactly great stuff, so normally when I want to watch something I go to my PC, and add the YouTube video to the myPlex queue, as it’s just faster that way.
I’ve wanted to setup something for a while that would automatically add my YouTube subscriptions to the Plex queue automatically so I didn’t have to manually add them to watch them on the big screen.
I found a solution, detailed below, that will fetch an RSS feed of your subscriptions, and email each new upload to your Plex email address which automatically adds the link to your queue!
1. First off, I’m assuming you already have/use Plex, otherwise this article probably isn’t for you.
2. You’ll need to sign up for Zapier. This site will automate the email process from the RSS feed.
3. On Zapier, create a new “Zap”. You want to choose the two options below.
4. Note that you MUST have a Gmail account, if you use Zapiers SMTP service to send email, it will turn off your Zap every time a new video is added due to it having a link to stop the Zap (to prevent SPAM). So if you don’t have a Gmail account, just create a free one just to use for this service, or you can use your own if you already use Gmail.
5. Configure the Zap to use the following RSS feed.
And be sure to replace the section above with your username, indicated by ###.l
6. Configure the Zap to send to your Plex queue email, which you can see at https://my.plexapp.com/queue/help.
7. You need to configure the title and body as follows.
8. Run a test on your Zap, and you should see your new subscriptions show up, test-send one, and then check your Plex queue, it should be there nearly instnatly.
9. Turn the Zap to “Live” and forget about it, you’ll always have your latest subscriptions automatically added to your Plex queue.
10. If you decide you don’t want this function anymore, just simply login to Zapier, and turn off the Zap.