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Cannot log onto Youtube without Google account?

#1 steve_k   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:22 PM

I cannot log onto Youtube and am given an error message that must first create a Google e-mail account and link that account to my Youtube username. Apparently, I can no longer link my Hotmail acccount to my Youtube username.

Am I the only person who can no longer log onto Youtube with a Hotmail account, or was there some news I missed? This seems like it would have been pretty big news, but I heard nothing. What's the association between Youtube and Google? Does everyone who wants to post comments or videos on Youtube now have to create a Google e-mail account first? Does Google own Youtube? What's the deal? What if I don't want to create yet another e-mail addres with yet another username and password to remember?

#2 dothog   n ur race snakin mai kart CAGiversary!   2663 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:41 PM

Google owns youtube.

Bummer about that hotmail thing, though. They got pills for that.
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#3 GaveUpTomorrow   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1764 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  


Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:00 PM

Google purchased youtube back in late 2006. I am not sure when they started requiring gmail email accounts, but it makes sense as they are one in the same.

Just create a gmail account though, there is no reason not to. Much better than hotmail.

#4 Jess Stryker   Mama Said To Knock You Out CAGiversary!   4388 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:28 PM

Youtube started requiring gmail accounts not too long ago as I was told I had to link mine not too long ago. I'm going to say they made it mandatory back in...Feburary?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:33 PM

I log in with a yahoo email account . . .

#6 NinjaPenguin777   LEO CAGiversary!   5851 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  


Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:32 PM

Gmail > Hotmail. /thread

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#7 Chronis   Enjoys mediocre games that you hate CAGiversary!   3070 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:10 AM

Yeah, that happened to me a while back. They forced me to link a gmail account for Youtube. And considering my general opinion is "Fuck Google", I was not pleased.