@ChrisTalleras@forteller also, a common misconception is that you have to follow the entire instance via the admin system for federated subscriptions to work. This actually isn't true, you can skip that part and just follow some channels in the way I described.
@ChrisTalleras@forteller I mean, technically the whole mechanism IS federation, but no, no instance following is required. The search bar basically performs a webfinger lookup for Actors and the Video activity.
@forteller Within the #Peertube project, nothing seems to be planned to bring this functionality. On the other hand, it does not seem to me impossible to create a redirection towards the profile by using the URL. I'm watching this tomorrow 😉