Does FredBoat Work with YouTube?

Can FredBoat play YouTube? The internet is abuzz with this question that does not have much information surrounding it. The issue came to the fore when a few users noticed the change and were worried about the new development. While some experienced this as a temporary glitch initially, others found it not working ever since. They started searching for the reason with no answer. This is especially troblesome to those who use FredBoat consistently to listen to their favorite YouTube music. 

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Turns out that the problem has not resolved yet. So is this temporary or will stay here on. We will explore the truth here. We will also discuss FredBoat and its other features in detail. You will also find out why there is no reason to feel disheartened if the problem holds some truth.

Why is YouTube not working on FredBoat?

A new policy laid towards the end of 2022 barred FredBoat from playing YouTube videos directly via URL. Interested individuals can now enter the song, and Discord will try to fetch it from other sources. This change was implemented all over the world and affects the bots on the Discord server. 

So, the answer to the question is that FredBoat does not work with YouTube anymore. What makes this surprising is that FredBoat has gained the massive trust of users who rely on it for high-quality music. These users are feeling let down due to the push.  

What makes FredBoat so popular? Let’s find out. But first, what is FredBoat?

Fredboat and its role as a Discord music bot

FredBoat is an open-source bot that allows you to stream high-quality music directly to your Discord server. It is free to use. 

Whether you’re looking to relax or pump up the party with some upbeat tracks, FredBoat has something for everyone. It transforms your Discord server into an entertainment hub. You can create your playlists, listen to live performances, and enjoy a wide variety of music genres on it. The bot collects songs from many places, like Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Twitch, Deezer, Vimeo, and Dailymotion. 


FredBoast can help you enhance your music experience with several advantages. These include the following:

  • Create playlists: FredBoat supports playlists. One can create, manage, and share your custom mixes of your favorite songs. 
  • Manage queues: The queue management tools help you transform your playlist into an engaging musical experience. If your heart desires, it lets you shuffle the order of songs or put specific tracks or the entire queue on repeat. 
  • Multilingual support: It empowers its users to interact with the platform in their native tongues. This linguistic inclusivity has turned FredBoat into a global music hub.
  • Search Soundcloud music effortlessly: Navigating through vast music libraries can be daunting. This often requires users to search for specific tracks or manually enter URLs. However, FredBoat’s integrated SoundCloud search bar eliminates these complexities, transforming the process of discovering SoundCloud music into a seamless and enjoyable experience. So, no need to enter URLs manually. 
  • Tailored permission system for optimal control: Maintaining control over user access is crucial to ensure a harmonious and productive environment. FredBoat’s adaptable permission system helps server owners with the flexibility to manage user access. This implies that only authorized individuals possess the necessary privileges.
  • High-quality music: FredBoat has a vast library of songs and supports various music streaming services. Each music piece that you hear is of premium quality. 

How to set up FredBoat on Discord?

There are a few simple steps you should follow to set up FredBoat on Discord if you haven’t yet.

These include:

Step 1: Visit FredBoat’s official website

Open FredBoat on your desktop browser

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Step 2: Select your Discord server

Pick the server you wish the FredBoat bot in (here it is Discord). Click on ‘Continue’.

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Step 3: Authorise the bot 

The bot requires some permissions to function. There is no need to worry as these can be changed later on if not required. 

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Step 4: Verify you’re human

Complete the captcha. Tick mark the box to verify that you are not a robot.

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Step 5: Log in

You are now redirected to the Dashboard. Now click on “Log in with Discord”

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Step 6: Connect bot to Dashboard

Another pop-up appears with authorization permission. This is for the Dashboard. Scroll down and click Authorize.

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Step 7: Enter the music room

As you are redirected to the server’s list, Choose the one you did earlier and click ‘Go to Music Room.’

Step 8: In the music room dashboard

On the left side, you can see all the servers that have FredBoat. It has all the music playing currently. As you are new and have no music to play, you will get a message “Please go to the Discord and join the voice channel.” 

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Step 9: Verify

When you open the Discord app on the web, you will witness that you have set up Discord. 

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That’s it! You have set up FredBoat on Discord. 

How to play music on Discord?

Playing music is easy. After you set up FredBoat, implement the following steps:

Step 1: Connect to the voice channel

In order to listen to music, you have to join a voice channel. Click on a specific one. For example, the following image shows general. Also, create a specific channel for sending FredBoat commands.

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Step 2: Run the command

Choose a command. In this case, select /play + link or query. You can also look for a specific song using the same command.

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You will receive certain options related to your search. 

Step 3: Listen and enjoy

After you select your song, you will receive a prompt saying your music has been added to the queue. In the future, in the absence of any music, your song will play automatically. 

What are the alternative methods of playing YouTube music on Discord?

While FredBoat can’t play YouTube music, there are other Discord bots capable of achieving the feat. These may include NotifyMe, LunaBot, MatchBox, Munix, and Munisco. 

Parting Thoughts

While FredBoat may have become incapable of playing YouTbe Music, you still have other options in the form of Twitch, Soundcloud, and more. So dont be disheartened and enjoy the music on FredBoat bot. Rest assured, the music is of the best quality, and you will cherish the experience. 


John Doe

John Doe

I am John, a tech enthusiast with a knack for breaking down complex camera, audio, and video technology. My expertise extends to social media and electronic gadgets, and I thrive on making the latest tech trends understandable and exciting for everyone. Sharing my knowledge through engaging content, I aim to connect with fellow tech lovers and novices alike, bringing the fascinating world of technology to life.

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