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Getting your own YouTube Play Button!

This is the ultimate page for
YouTube Play Buttons in 2020!

I'll be going very in-depth on the requirements for a YouTube Play Button and which Play Buttons there are.


But we will also be checking what these Play Buttons are made of!
Are they made from real gold?
Is it a real diamond?

Keep reading and find out!

What are the requirements for a YouTube Play Button?

We've all seen them, the YouTube Play Buttons! Every vlogger or sophisticated YouTuber has one in their room or at least shown them in a video!
Rightfully so as it's a big achievement!

So what are the criteria to get one yourself?

There are a couple of Play buttons given out: 

  • Silver Play Button - Unlocked at 100,000 Subscribers!
  • Gold Play Button - Unlocked at 1,000,000 Subscribers!
  • Diamond Play Button - Unlocked at 10,000,000 Subscribers!
  • Custom Play Button - Unlocked at 50,000,000 Subscribers!
  • Red Diamond Play Button - Unlocked at 100,000,000 Subscribers!

Those are the requirements in short, but YouTube States that:
Creator Awards are only meant to be awarded to original content creators, meaning that any channels uploading compilations, mixes, curation, or making heavy use of third-party copyrighted content aren't eligible for these rewards.

What makes me ineligible for a
YouTube Play Button?

If your channel meets any of the following criteria, you're likely to be denied:

This can be a big set-back for some creators, as they expect every channel to be eligible for a play button. However, if you make sure you follow these guidelines you should be eligible for these rewards.

How to redeem your
YouTube Play Button?

YouTube's Play Buttons aren't automatically rewarded, they used to previously. Currently, you have to contact your YouTube Network which will then contact the Play Button Reward team to verify your channels eligibility.

Once your YouTube Network receives a response from YouTube.
You'll be given a redemption code that you can redeem on the
Creator Awards Website.

Which channels have received a
Ruby Play Button?

PewDiePie and T-Series are currently the only publicly known channels to have received a Ruby play button.

However, 5 other channels are currently eligible for the Ruby Play Button:
5-Minute Crafts
, CoCoMelon, SET India, KondZilla, and WWE!

Which channels have received a
Red Diamond Play Button?

Which channels have received a Red Diamond Play Button?

The only channels to currently have hit 100 million subscribers are
PewDiePie and T-Series! 

YouTube Silver Play Button

What is the Silver Play Button made of?

The Silver Play Button is made out of 92% Nickel, 5% Carbon and 2.5% Zinc!
Discovered by the YouTubers JerryRigEverything and WhatsInside made a video called:
What is the Gold Play Button REALLY made of?!?

YouTube Gold Play Button

What is the Golden Play Button Made of?

The Golden Play Button is made out of 79.5% Nickel, 15.5% Gold and a 5% mix of Zinc and Copper. They also found that the back of the Golden Play Button is made out of a different composite. Surprisingly it's made of 80% Nickel and 20%