Update: The extension does not work anymore. You find alternatives for it on the official Chrome Web Store.
If you have a YouTube account you can subscribe to channels that you are interested in to receive notifications when new videos are uploaded to it and for other events related to the account as well.
That's a great way of keeping up to date with videos that are produced by specific users or channels and to make sure that no video is ever missed.
While you can do so manually as well, it would require you to visit the channels regularly to check out what is new this way.
Subscriptions are shown in the user profile and on various pages on YouTube which makes them a bit uncomfortable to work with.
YouTube Subscription Monitor offers an interesting alternative for YouTube users who use Chrome to access the site.
Once installed it can be used to monitor subscriptions of one YouTube user (you usually). One great aspect of the extension is that it is possible to monitor the subscriptions of any YouTube user not just the subscriptions of your own account.
Before subscriptions can be accessed, the account that you want to monitor needs to be added to the program's settings. This is done by right-clicking the Tube icon in the Chrome status bar and selecting Options for the context menu.
The options list several additional preferences including the update interval that determines the frequency of checks for new videos and the maximum number of videos displayed by the extension.
The option to display new video notifications is enabled by default and can be disabled in case that is not needed.
It is now possible to left-click the icon in the header of the Chrome browser to display the latest new videos in a menu.
Each video is displayed with a small thumbnail, the video title, playtime, user who uploaded the video and date it was uploaded. A left-click on a video opens the video in a new tab in the web browser.
YouTube Subscription Monitor is an interesting option for YouTube users who make use of the subscription feature and use the Chrome browser to view the videos on the video site. The extension can be installed directly on the Google Chrome Extension's website.
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