This plugin is no longer supported or a default channel. Due to exceeded quotas, it ceased working, and Youtube/Google bothered me with inane requests for video recordings of how ST2 works (instead of simply looking at the code or investigating their own logs). Btw, the exceeded quota was unlikely due to regular ST2 usage. It's more probable the builtin and plainly-in-sight builtin API key was reappropriated otherwise. Hence, you would have to get your own key now, if you wanted to use this channel. Btw, overall it's not that interesting / worth the effort IMO.

Googles Youtube provides a quirky JSON API that makes browsing channels and genres feasible. This beta plugin provides a little overview, and usually retrieves recent video uploads.

VLC can directly play Youtube URLs. For other players one can use youtube-dl as wrapper. For example totem $(youtube-dl %srv) as configured player command.

Youtube-dl is preconfigured as "recording"/download tool for this channel tab.

Of course you could also just invoke a specific YT video by opening it in your web browser - click the station home button simply.

Channel options.

🔠 API key

You will have to aquire your own API key now, if you want to test this plugin. Quite cumbersome, and not recommended, but see YouTube Data API Overview

🔠 Region

With the country dropdown you can predefine which mostPopular listings are returned.

🔠 My Channels

You can edit the list of YT channel names to fetch some of your favourite artists/uploaders. To apply this setting, and have new categories show up in the genre pane, use Channel ▸ Update category tree first.

It's not an exact map, but utilizes the search function to find channels.

☑ Wadsworth constant

Only influences the video homepage link.