Block Certain Channels From Appearing In YouTube Suggestions List [Chrome]

While listening to music or watching our favorite videos on YouTube, we often get distracted by the related or suggested videos in the sidebar. While we can always choose to ignore those, there might be one persistent enough to make you lose focus and skip to that video instead of what you were watching. While getting distracted is not as big of a nuisance, if you get tired of misleading thumbnails or titles, then RE:Channel Blocker, a Chrome extension, is what you need. This neat utility lets you block videos from unwanted channels of your choice hat keep appearing in the Suggestions list. It gives you a nice way to filter out videos from particular channels that can ruin your YouTube experience.

After the extension is installed, whenever you come across a video that you don’t like, simply hover your mouse over the thumbnail, click the block option, and hit the Yes button when the confirmation pop-up appears. The video will automatically be added to the list of blocked channels, and all videos from that particular channel will stop showing up altogether in the Related list.

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You can then manage your block lists by accessing the Options page, and unblock any channels whenever you want.


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The extension is pretty good for weeding out irrelevant suggestions in the related videos section but if it could extend the functionality to search results that would actually be more helpful. The related videos help us find more content to watch as per our interests and they are easily manipulated by YouTube channels but the impact they have on search results is much bigger. The extension can further be improved by adding additional filters for weeding out unnecessary results. The rating of a video, i.e. number of likes/dislikes, could also be a good parameter for filtering results and blocking both videos and channels. YouTube doesn’t have a lot search filters of its own so anything that could improve it or help narrow the videos down to more relevant ones would be a great addition.

RE: Channel Blocker is quite a handy extension that improves your YouTube video watching experience. This nifty little tool not only hides annoying videos that keep showing up in the lists, but also blocks the channels for these videos. You can install the extension from the link below.

Install RE:Channel Blocker For Google Chrome

If you liked this extension, you might also want to take a look at the other Chrome extensions we’ve reviewed so far.

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  • Josh

    Thanks a million. I am so sick and tired of seeing pewdiepie’s and tobygames’ stupid faces in all of my suggestions. I have tried watching their videos, disliking them, then removing them from my history but nothing had worked. I am so excited to download this.

    • Jericho

      I got it for the same reason as you… sick and tired of that crap. How much do you bet one of their fans will find our comments here and say some stupid fanboy line. Ugh…

      • arizona

        HEY TWATMONKEY! TOBYGAMES IS BRILLIANT!

        hahaha, sorry….i read the last part of your comment and had to do it just to mess with you. on a more serious note, i’m trying to find something for firefox to do this exact thing. pewdiepie, tobygames and uhohbro has *got* to go. i hate every fecken one of them.

    • KC

      IKR? jontron’s even worse

  • Tom Barrister

    Actually, it only hides the channel’s videos temporarily. The channel will show up every time you click on a new video and it’s deemed relevant by YouTube.

  • Anna

    Just installed this and it works great. But can you also make something for the channels recommendations? I get tired of seeing channels I don’t even want to see.

  • iwillmakeyousqueal

    I can’t wait to block all those dumb songs

  • dodo

    Finally i can block that retarded community channel. Srsly, her videos aren’t even funny

  • FatBastage72

    And if one is not disposed to installing Chrome plated malware, how can the sad citrus be blocked then?

  • http://fuckthegoat.com/ Amaterasu user 天照

    it doesn’t work for me. plz help. :(

  • Gonsalo101

    Finally, I’m sick of MattyBRaps or should I call it MattyGayRaps

  • http://www.waynemcmichael.com Batmanroxus

    FINALLY:) Thanks