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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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 "[email protected]"

  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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