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Odysee is an alternative video platform similar to YouTube. It does not have as many users so you can’t expect your videos to get anywhere near the same number of views so it it worth it?

We would say yes it is because you can set up your Odysee account to automatically grab your new videos from YouTube and sync them with your Odyssey channel. This means you only need to upload your videos to YouTube and they will automatically be uploaded to Odysee with no additional effort required.

With a smaller user base on Odysee it’s fairly certain you will receive fewer views but with next to no effort required it is additional exposure for your content.

Will views on Odysee be counted as views/watch time on YouTube?

No, when you place content on Odysee it is hosted on an entirely different platform. Views on Odysee will not count towards your views on YouTube. This means that any watch time you generate on Odysee will not count towards your total watch time on YouTube.

It is possible you may gain some extra subscribers though. If users find your content on Odysee and like it, they may look you up on YouTube and subscribe to you there.

What is LBC?

LBC (LBRY Credits) are a cryptocurrency that is used on Odysee (formerly LBRY) platform. You can earn LBC for carrying out various tasks on Odysee. LBC used to hold a not insignificant value, but in recent times its value has fallen. It is possible its value may grow in the future.

You can earn LBC for creating an account, publishing content, watching content and various other. The reason for the collapse in the value of LBC was due to a dispute between Odysee and the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

Odysee/LBRY lost their case against the SEC and since then LBC has been almost worthless.

How do you sync your YouTube channel to Odysee?

Odysee has made it simple to sync your YouTube channel with Odysee. You can set up your Odysee account to update each time you upload content to YouTube. You simply upload to YouTube and the new content will soon become available on Odysee.

The initial synchronisation can take some time (weeks) but once you are synced up, new content is generally available on the Odysee platform within an hour of uploading to YouTube.

The first thing you need to do is create an account on Odysee. By using this link . Register as a new user, and once your account has been set up and verified you can now “Sync your YouTube channel”.

Once logged in you should click the upload icon at the top of the screen. This will present you with a dropdown. Select “Sync YouTube Channel”

From there you will have the ability to provide Odysee with your YouTube channel details.

It is important to note that Sync is only available for channels with more than 1000 subscribers on YouTube (watch time does not matter).

If you have less than 1000 subscribers the sync will not complete. In this case, you can simply create a new channel on Odysee and upload your content there.


Odysee is certainly a very interesting platform and I will be very interested to see if they can gain a larger audience base. Right now, YouTube is still very much the king of online video, but who knows what the future holds? It makes sense for your content to be made available on alternative platforms.

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