I’ve looked at several methods of getting the videos on YouTube into a podcast app, something I’d have thought would be simple but seems to not be. This is a shame because YouTube has some great curated content but a terrible interface (on Web, Google TV or Android) for keeping up with it.
The last example I blogged here.
The answer it seems doesn’t need a convoluted backend as interesting as it was to set this up. It needs
The process is very quick and easy, setup a free account
Head over to youtube and find a creator you want to follow in your podcast app.
Copy the URL for the YouTube content
In the ListenBox web interface past the YouTube URL into the Shows -> Add New and click Add
ListenBox will then generate a list of podcastable content from what it finds on the link
Clicking on the relevant podcast type will present the known available list of podcast apps this can be published too.
Listenbox keeps a list of the Youtube shows you’ve added through it.
I put together this video showing this workflow on an Android phone
The pricing is pretty fair if this is something you’ll really be using.
I’ve spent on and off a lot of time working out how to do this as I live out of PcketCasts when I’m travelling for podcasts and listening, having the youtube content available in that app to quickly view is leaps and bounds better than the Youtube interface.