Grab YouTube playlist ID

For a given YouTube video passed in as input, this isolates the URL parameter after “list=“ that represents a video playlist ID.



This shortcut uses a quick-and-dirty method of isolating the playlist ID from a YouTube URL by splitting around the URL parameters and leaving off anything after.

If no ID is found it will pop up an alert, but otherwise this works seamlessly in the background/inside another shortcut using Run Shortcut.

Similar Shortcuts

Opens the link to the Library tab of YouTube, which shows your History, Watch Later, Playlists, and Liked Videos.
For links shared from videos playing inside a playlist, this will scrape out the ID and reformat it into the main playlist link.
Complete dictionary of YouTube playlists in your collection, grouped by Personal or Work, then subgroups by category.
If you don’t want the Grab YouTube playlist ID shortcut installed, delete the Run Shortcut action above and the URL action below.

However, the shortcut won’t work with links from videos inside playlists anymore.
Pulls from a dictionary of YouTube playlists and lets you pick from subgroups to open in the app.

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