Block specific YouTube channels in Google Discover Feed

Google now lets you better organize what appears in your Discovery feed by allowing you to block specific YouTube channels from being featured. Previously, you could eliminate unwanted YouTube videos by preventing the YouTube section from appearing on Google Discover entirely.

This new option in the Google Search app gives you more control over your discovery feed with a new “Do not show content from [XYZ channel] on YouTube’ to filter the stream. The original “Do not show YouTube content” button is still available to those affected.

Google discovery feed

Although this button is seen on many Android phones running on stable and beta versions, the feature is not yet available to the masses. Google has been known to experiment with new features for the Discovery feed for a while now, and I hope the wider rollout of this latest experiment is just around the corner.

No more fake movie trailers on Google Discovery Feed

The ability to block a specific YouTube channel from Google Discovery is one of the most requested options by many. These requests come from a large audience who (like many of us) have witnessed clickbait/fake trailers of notorious channels in the Google Discovery feed. So if this is something that bothers you, check if the “Do not show the contents of X Y Z channel on YouTube’ is available for you.

This new addition is undoubtedly a more refined approach to fine-tuning your Discovery feed. Besides YouTube videos, Google Discovery also displays blog posts and sometimes Reddit posts. However, this content appears on your feed based on your search history and only displays the particular topics that interest you.

Google, for a while, allowed you to block articles or Reddit posts you didn’t want to see in your Discovery feed, and the YouTube section of the Discovery feed now receives the same treatment.

Raymond T. Helms