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I'm trying to link my YouTube account to Steam so I can share videos through it. However I'm getting this error:

There was an error accessing YouTube to retrieve your username. Please try again.

According to this and this, I need a YouTube channel, as well as having it linked to a Google+ account, and I definitely have both.

Has anyone else had this error? Is there any settings I might've missed?

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Related: gaming.stackexchange.com/q/147215 –  3ventic Feb 23 at 11:55

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Because you have a Google+ account on Youtube, you need to link your Youtube page user to Steam. A Steam Forums user found the following solution:

The issue is that Steam is trying to retrieve your Google+ account instead of your YouTube.

  1. Make sure you have created a YouTube channel if you haven't already.

  2. While on your YouTube channel (Make sure you are not on you Google+ account..this is important). Go to Setting and scroll down the page.

  3. Stop where it says "Third party tools." There should be your YouTube email which looks something like this "xxxxxx-xxxxx@pages.plusgoogle.com"

  4. Create a password.

  5. Go to steam and link your account. When asked to log in. Use the email above and password that you created (Not your Google+ email). You should now have your account linked!!

This fixed the issue when I had it, and here's Steam's support article about the issue, which should also give similar instructions to fixing it.

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Brilliant thanks :) –  Robotnik Feb 23 at 12:12

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