How to use YouTube

lazypoet

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I'm going to post this rather luxury problem I've been having with the youtube app and my apple tv.

It boils down to this : I watched a video by Brene Brown, now it's not stopping suggesting brene brown videos. Is there a smart way to watch youtube without turning in circles? How do you discover new stuff? Is there a way to teach the youtube algorithm to propose more varied videos and subjects? If i go to the discover tab it's often videos for young people (lol)

I would love to hear other use cases.
 

bigpatky

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Go to the web or iphone app and when a video you don't want recommended appears, there will be an option to not recommend those types of videos. If it doesn't have much history to go on, it will recommend only similar videos. This appears to be happening with you.
 
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CarlJ

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Go to the web or iphone app and when a video you don't want recommended appears, there will be an option to not recommend those types of videos.
This ^^^ if you're logged in with your google account on both the Apple TV and (iOS or the web), go to (iOS or the web) and find the "Not interested" choice in the popup menus for each of those videos, and it'll stop recommending them.

The interface of the YouTube app on Apple TV is rather disappointing/frustrating. I'd like to see them add some of the functionality their apps (and web version) have on other platforms - at a minimum, allow long press for a popup to select thumbs up/down, add to watch later, not interested, etc.
 

lazypoet

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My problem is not that I'm not interested in them. Let's say I watch an iPad review on youtube. That means I'm interested in that moment, but not to watch iPad reviews all day! (which my feed might suggest). However, if I press dislike I might never get an ipad review recommendation again, which is not what I want either.

I guess I'm highlighting problems with the web in general here. We all turn in circles.