Youtube is not letting me sign in without a gmail account.?

I created my youtube account five years ago using my hotmail. Well today I tried logging in from my computer and it automatically sends me to gmail to log in. I have tried everything. I'm logged in using the app on my phone and I tried searching for any type of settings to change my email to my gmail and I can't find anything. Please help!

5 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    No matter what, these days you need to have a ''Google'' account to do anything.

    If you need to change the Email Address that is linked to your YouTube account,

    you have 3 different options (depending on when you really created that account):

    1) your account was created before May 2009 (known as a "legacy'' YT account)

    2) your account was created after May 2009, but it has a "NON'' Google address

    3) your account was created after May 2009, and you "HAVE'' a Google address

    How to access a "legacy" (or pre-Google) YouTube account

    http :// support . google . com / youtube / answer / 1637615

    Moving your Youtube channel to a 'different' Google account

    http :// support . google . com / youtube / answer   /  183819


  • tehney
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Sign Into Youtube Without Google

  • 7 years ago

    YouTube is a google product, so you are required to use a google account if you want to be able to post comments, videos, subscribe to others, and etc. You can no longer use that old YouTube account. It must be google. They sent out messages about this issue and converted my account as I had an existing gmail account.

  • 7 years ago

    Since Google took over YouTube, you're now required to log in with your Google password.

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  • 7 years ago

    You can try this.

    go to and down load the free version. Run it and click on the analyze button at the bottom of the screen. when that completes click on the "run cleaner" button on the bottom right side of the screen.

    When that is done close the program and go to the YouTube page. and then enter the FULL email address that you have been using to log in with and the password.

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