At the gym this morning, I was talking with Terry and we were discussing our mutual love for IFTTT, a great tool for automating actions on the internet. Specifically we were talking about ways to get videos we are interested in watching into our Pocket feeds. I am a big fan of Wil Wheaton’s TableTop web series (and you should be too). But, rather than having to check YouTube for new episodes or get some sort of email notifications, I just wanted new episodes to be inserted into my Pocket feed whenever they came out so I could see them on my computer, iPad, or iPhone.
The first step is rather cumbersome, but everything after that is easy. I am going to assume that you already have a Pocket and IFTTT accounts and you have linked your Pocket account to IFTTT.
Step 1: Make the RSS link for the playlist you want.
Go to the Youtube playlist you want, like the TableTop one.
Now, take the part I have highlighted above (the playlist ID, 4F80C7D2DC8D9B6C) and insert it into this URL:
(I do not get credit for this, I found it on Elliott Bledsoe’s website: How to - Subscribe to a YouTube playlist using RSS)
Step 2: Create a new rule in IFTTT
Create a new rule in IFTTT using the RSS channel with the URL you created in Step 1. The Action will be to add a new item to Pocket with the URL of “EntryURL.” You can see my TableTop rule here: Save new TableTop episodes to Pocket