If you tap long on the Youtube shortcut icon, then some options are appear in a popup list including Subscriptions.
If you tap long on any of these options, then you can drag it and drop somewhere on your Home screen for make a shortcut for that.
You can use this trick for avoid the Home screen on your Youtube app, but it works with other apps too.
Note: it ...
This is for Brave Browser only and the navigation that is shown below might change in the future because who knows ¯\(ツ)/¯.
Try disabling “Video playback in Brave” under Settings > Site settings > Media
PS: Similar settings are available in most popular browsers, messaging apps, etc. All you have to do is fiddle around the settings. And most settings ...